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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jackfruit Seeds, Yellow Cucumber Subji (Bele Southe Palya) | ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಬೇಳೆ, ಸೌತೆ ಪಲ್ಯ

Traditional side dish from Yellow Cucumber & Jackfruit seeds for Rice


Ingredients (ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಪದಾರ್ಥಗಳು):
20 - 30 Jackfruit seeds  |  ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಬೇಳೆ (ಹಲಸಿನ ಬೀಜ)
1 large Ripen Yellow Cucumber  |  ಬಣ್ಣದ (ಮಂಗಳೂರು) ಸೌತೆಕಾಯಿ
1 tsp Chilly powder  |  ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಹುಡಿ
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder  |  ಅರಶಿನ ಹುಡಿ
Lemon Sized Jaggery  | ನಿಂಬೆ ಗಾತ್ರದ ಬೆಲ್ಲ
Salt to taste  |  ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು  
1/2 cup grated Coconut  |  ತುರಿದ ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ
1.5 - 2 tsp Black Gram seeds  |  ಉದ್ದಿನಬೇಳೆ
1 tsp Mustard seeds  |  ಸಾಸಿವೆ
1 strand Curry leaves  |  ಕರಿ ಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು 
3 - 4 tsp Oil  |  ಎಣ್ಣೆ

Recipe (ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ):

Mash the jackfruit seeds using any hard material or stone as shown on the picture below.

Remove the outer cover of jackfruit seeds and put them in hot water for about 5-10 mins. Remove the brown coloured layer as shown in the picture below. Put this in a pressure cooker, add required amount of water (2 cups), salt, grape sized Jaggery, pinch of Turmeric powder, chilly powder and cook them well. (5-6 whistles)

Cut the yellow cucumber and remove the inner part of it and chop it into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put this chopped cucumber in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, jaggery, salt, water and cook them well by covering the lid. Add cooked jackfruit seeds and mix them well. Keep the palya in medium flame until almost all the water content is evaporated.
Put grated coconut in a mixer and grind it to medium smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Add this ground coconut to palya and mix them well. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2-3 minutes.
Put mustard seeds, black gram seeds, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Playa.  Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

Tips (ಸಲಹೆ): 
 * The ripen Yellow Cucumber is best suited for this recipe as it is tangy
 * ಹಣ್ಣಾದ ಸೌತೆಕಾಯಿ ಹುಳಿ ರುಚಿ ಇರುವುದರಿಂದ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸೂಕ್ತವಾದದ್ದು