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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gujje(Tender Raw Jackfruit) Chutney

1.5 - 2 cups chopped Tender Raw Jackfruit / Ele Halasinakayi / Gujje
Small piece of Mango or grape sized Tamarind
2 - 3 Green Chillies
1 cup grated Coconut
Salt to taste
5 - 6 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 - 2 Red Chilly pieces
Pinch of Asafetida powder
1 tsp Oil


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

Remove the outer skin of jackfruit. Gently remove the inner part and cut it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Put them in water for about 4-5 mins.

Put them in a pressure cooker, add little amount of water, salt and cook them well.(1-2 whistles)
Put grated coconut, mango pieces or tamarind, salt, green chillies 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 cooked tender raw jackfruit pieces and grind them together for about 1 min.

Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly pieces and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafetida powder, curry leaves and keep it for few seconds and then add it to chutney. It goes well with Idli, Dosas,Chapathis, etc.