We get Jack fruit seeds (Palakottai) here during Jan-feb every year. I add it in sambar or any kuzhambu (Curry). This time, I thought let me try a stir fry with the seeds.
This is not something new, this is quite famous recipe. But my mom doesn't prepare this because it brings gastric trouble to the family members. I was also unsure how my body would react if i eat as a stir fry as I am used to eat just 4-5 of these added in any food.
So I was super conscious; I added garlic and sambar powder. Since it gives a sweet taste, a combination of sambar powder and chilly powder gave a nice taste to the stir fry. I didn't get any problem but my stomach was quite heavy. ;-) My little one had this with curd rice without any complaints. This is tasty, healthy, something new from regular stir fries but you need time to peel the skin.
Jack fruit seeds (Palakottai) 2 cups
Finely chopped garlic 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder 1 1/4 tbsp leveled
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves few
Pearl Onions few
Chop pearl onions.
Add the jackfruit seeds in a pan. Add enough water and allow boiling till the seeds turn soft. This would take 8-10 minutes. Remove and peel its skin. Chop the seeds lengthwise into pieces.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add Urad dhal, Curry Leaves, Asafoetida, chopped garlic and chopped onions.. Fry till the onions turn translucent.
Now add the chopped jackfruit seeds. Add chilly powder, sambar powder and salt. Fry till the masala powders gets combined well and the seeds get slightly roasted & done.
Serve with hot steamed rice and any curry (kuzhambu).
Notes: If not using sambar powder, add a combination of chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder or a combination of chilly powder and cumin powder. Do not forget to add garlic.
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