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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Halasinakayi Bele(Jackfruit Seeds) Raitha

Ingredients:
20-25 Jackfruit Seeds / Halasinakayi Bele
1 medium sized Tomato
1 medium sized Onion
1.5 - 2 cups Curds / Yogurt
1 Green Chilly
1/4 cup grated Coconut
4 - 5 stands of Coriander leaves
Small piece of Ginger
1-2 broken Red Chillies
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Pinch of Red Chilly powder
4 - 5 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Remove the outer thin cover of jackfruit seeds and put them in hot water for about 5-10 mins. Remove the thin brown coloured outer cover, put this in a pressure cooker, add little amount of salt, water and cook them well(3-4 whistles).

Once the pressure goes off, drain the excess water, mash them properly as shown in the picture below. Chop the tomato, onion, coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Put grated coconut, little amount of water in a mixer and grind for few seconds as shown in the picture below.

Put the mashed jackfruit seeds, chopped ingredients in a vessel and mix well. Mash the green chilly, add yogurt, salt and mix them well. (If yogurt is sour, add required amount of milk and mix them well.)

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add asafoetida powder, chilly powder and keep it for few seconds. Add curry leaves and then add it to Raitha. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Pulao/Biriyani.