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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Halasinakayi Bele(Jackfruit Seeds) Payasa

7 cups of chopped Jackfruit Seeds
3 - 3.5 cups grated Coconut or 3 cups fresh thick Coconut Milk
3.5 cups Jaggary
3 - 4 Cardamoms
Pinch of salt (Optional)


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 by rubbing it on a stone as shown in the picture below or using knife.

Chop them into thin round pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put around 9 cups of water in a vessel and bring it to boil. Add chopped jackfruit seeds and cook them well by covering a lid.(This can also be cooked in pressure cooker.)

Grind fresh/frozen grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use warm water while grinding.) Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.

After this process, add 1 cup of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. Put this thin coconut milk to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit seeds, add jaggary, pinch of salt and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 5-10 mins. Add thick coconut milk, stir the Payasa and bring it to boil. Add mashed cardamom seeds and mix well.
Serve hot or chilled.