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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Gujje (Tender Jackfruit) 65 | ಗುಜ್ಜೆ (ಎಳೆ ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ) 65

Deep fried Tender Jackfruit chunks coated with herbs & spices

1/4 piece of medium Tender Jackfruit (Gujje)  / ಗುಜ್ಜೆ (ಎಳೆ ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ)
1 cup Corn flour  /  ಜೋಳದ ಹುಡಿ
3/4 cup Rice flour  /  ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹುಡಿ
1 Tbs All Purpose flour  /  ಮೈದಾ ಹುಡಿ
Pinch of Turmeric powder  /  ಅರಶಿನ ಹುಡಿ
3 - 4 cloves Garlic  /  ಬೆಳ್ಳುಳ್ಳಿ
Small piece of Ginger  /  ಶುಂಠಿ
1 - 2 tsp Red Chilly Sauce  /   ಚಿಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಸ್
1.5 - 2 tsp Chilly powder  /  ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಹುಡಿ
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Garam Masala  /  ಗರಂ ಮಸಾಲಾ  (Optional)
Salt to taste  /  ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves  /  ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು
10 - 12 strands of Curry leaves  /  ಕರಿ ಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು (5-6 strands for Masala + Remaining for Frying)
Pinch of Asafoetida powder  /  ಚಿಟಿಕೆ ಇಂಗು
4 - 6 Green Chillies  /  ಹಸಿಮೆಣಸು
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chat Masala  /  ಚಾಟ್ ಮಸಾಲಾ (Optional)
Oil  /  ಎಣ್ಣೆ

Remove the outer skin, innermost part of tender raw jack fruit, cut them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2-3 tsp oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Add chopped jackfruit, salt pinch of turmeric powder(optional) and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame.

Add rice flour, all purpose flour, corn flour, chilly powder, asafeotida powder, finely chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, red chilly sauce and salt in a vessel. Mix them well by adding sufficient amount of water. Don't make the batter too thin.

Add jackfruit pieces and mix them well.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put batter coated jackfruit pieces in hot oil and deep fry until it turns golden in colour.

Cut green chillies into two halves, remove seeds and apply pinch of salt and keep them aside.

Add this fried jackfruit pieces again in hot oil, add cut green chillies, curry leaves and fry them together for about 1-2 mins.

Remove this from oil, serve hot along with tomato ketchup.

Tips (ಸಲಹೆ):
 * Tastes good when served hot.
 * This can also be prepared by half frying in advance. Deep fry it again before serving.
 * Jackfruit can be refrigerated for abt 3-4 hrs before cutting to reduce the wax in it.
 * ಬಿಸಿ ಬಿಸಿ ಸವಿಯಲು ತುಂಬಾ ರುಚಿ.
 * ಇದನ್ನು ಅರ್ಧ ಕರಿದು ಮೊದಲೇ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು. ಬಡಿಸುವ ಮುನ್ನ ಇನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಕರಿಯಿರಿ.
 * ಕೊರೆಯುವ ಮೊದಲು ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿಯನ್ನು ಫ್ರಿಡ್ಜ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟರೆ (3-4 ಗಂಟೆ) ಮೇಣ ಕಡಿಮೆ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. 

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