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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bele Southekayi Palya

1 large Ripen Yellow Cucumber / Mangalore Southekayi / Bannada Southekayi
20 - 25 Jackfruit seeds / Halasinakayi Beeja / Bele
Salt to taste
Large lemon sized Jaggary
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1.5 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Coconut
1.5 - 2 tsp Black Gram seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
5 - 6 Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil


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, salt and cook them well. (2-3 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, jaggary, 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.