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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Halasinakayi Bele(Jackfruit Seeds) Nippattu

2.5 cups ground Jackfruit seeds / Halasinakayi Bele
5 cups Rice Flour
1/2 cup soaked Bengal Gram seeds / Kadle Bele
3/4 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder or small grape sized Asafoetida
1 - 1.5 tsp Red Chilly powder
4 - 5 Green Chillies
12 - 15 strands of Curry Leaves
1/2 inch sized Ginger
1.5 tsp Sesame seeds
Salt to taste


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.

Put this in a pressure cooker, add little amount of salt, water and cook them well(3-4 whistles).

Soak the bengal gram seeds in water for about 3-4 hrs. Drain the water and keep it aside.
Microwave the peanuts for about 2-3 mins and keep them aside for about 10 mins. Remove the outer skin(optional) and keep them aside.

Crush the peanuts as shown in the picture below. Put curry leaves, ginger and green chillies in a mixer and crush them as shown in the picture below. Put the cooked jackfruit seeds in a mixer, add required amount of water and grind it into smooth paste as shown in the picture below. Add these ingredients, rice flour, soaked bengal gram seeds, butter, salt, chilly powder, butter, asafoetida in a vessel and mix them well.

Mix them well and prepare the dough by adding sufficient amount of water.

Make grape sized ball from the mixture and pat it on plastic sheet as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottommed vessel and heat. Once the oil is hot, put the patted Nippattus in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in colour.

Once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.