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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Belechekke Bendi / Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit Curry

1/2 medium sized Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit / Belechekke
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
Grape sized Jaggary
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Small grape sized Tamarind
4 - 5 Red Chillies
1.5 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Asafetida powder
1 - 11/4 cup grated Coconut
10 -15 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
4 - 5 flakes of Garlic
2 tsp Oil


Apply little oil on your hands and cut the jackfruit into two halves. Take one half and cut it into medium sized long pieces and remove the inner part of it as shown in the picture below.

Separate the jackfruits as shown in the picture below.

Cut each jackfruit into 4-5 long pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put them in water for about 10-15 mins.

Remove all unwanted things, separate the seeds and jackfruit as shown in the picture below.

Put the jackfruit seeds in a pressure cooker container. Add little amount of salt, water and pressure cook.(1-2 whistles)

Put jackfruits in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, jaggary, little amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once it is cooked, add cooked jackfruit seeds and mix them well.

Put red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds in a pan. Dry roast them for about 2-3 mins in medium flame until they give nice aroma. Add asafetida powder and fry them for few seconds.

Put grated coconut, fried masala, tamarind in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground masala to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit. Add required amount of salt, water and bring it to boil.

Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to curry. Remove the outer cover of garlic flakes, mash them and add them to a pan. Add 1-2 tsp oil to this pan and fry them in medium flame for few minutes until they turn golden in color. Add this fried garlic to curry. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice, rottis, chapathis.


Madhuri Krishna Bhat said...

Where did u get that whole jack fruit. Miss it and recipes looks awesome.

Ash said...

I love gujje saaru or palya..... Anything is fine....totally.... I love the tender seeds..... as my mom would clean & ready the jackfruit for the prep..I would pick up seeds & pop them into my mouth.... throughout until it is covered to cook...... ;-)


Krishnaveni said...


This was prepared... when I visited India last month...
We have jackfruit trees in our farm...

kitchen queen said...

tempting and mouth watering curry.

Tina said...

Looks yummy and delicious...