Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jackfruit Seeds n Potato Kurma!

Its not everyday you feel its special or remarkable in someway. Today is Amma's birthday and the school reopened for Konda. She is going to the fourth std. Its like I can still remember my first day at school on going to the fourth. Its also remarkable in a way that I am writing this without sleep for the last 24 hrs. Hubby dear has not been keeping well and Peddu got the viral infection now. He didn't sleep a wink the entire night. And I had to complete the cooking as Konda had to take her lunch before getting to office.

We shudder thinking of how even more hectic things are going to be. Though I couldn't find time to go hug Amma as I love doing, she came to see me before I could leave. She made her customary Gulab Jamun and Bellam annam. Wow, those are things from my childhood too. For all birthdays she makes sure Gulab Jamuns gets done. Its surprising that I have never done it myself. Maybe one of these days, I should. With the taste of the dusky jamuns and delicious bellam annam, I flew to office, yeah on my bike!


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Today's post is going to be about my favorite nut, the Jackfruit nut. I used to simply love these during my childhood. Summers were spent chopping off big fruits and distributing to friends. Every year, we used to get about 3 or 4 big jackfruits from Dad's friends and it was task to cut them and do the honours. Over the years, the job got designated to others, of course. But its like the feeling of never forgetting the smell that sneaks from the gunny bag that covers a ripe jackfruit, once a lover of it, always marked for like! I love everything made from it.

Now we hardly prefer handling the hassle of dealing a big fruit. So Hubby dear gets the packed fruits these days. I saved up the nut inside to make the crispies or made a gravy with it. Finally ended up making this gravy, though I remember Amma adding this to Sambar. The crunchy taste you get biting into the hard nut is not something you can express!


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Before that I am sure you would want to check out these beautiful Jower appeys!

Ingredients Needed:

Jackfruit Seeds - 10
Potato - 1 medium
Onion - 1 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Clove, Cinnamon, Cardomon powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Dry Coconut powder - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves few

Method to prepare:

Wash and peel off the outer skin from the jack fruit seeds. Peel the potatoes. Pressure cook till they are soft but not mushy.

Heat a pan with oil. Saute the chopped onions till brown. Then add the ginger garlic paste.

Once the raw smell leaves, add the tomatoes with all the spice powders and salt. Simmer for 5 mins with covered lid.

Then add in the cooked potatoes and jack fruit seeds. Mix well. Add in the dry coconut powder, combine everything well and add 1 cup of water.

Bring to boil and add the coriander leaves. Simmer for 10 mins till you get a thick gravy.

We made it little thick as it was served with the rotis, you can make thinner also.

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23 comments :

Preeti Singh said...

I love jackfruit curry so much....my mother prepare its pickle also...here we don't get fresh JF, so use preserved one...but they are seed less or have baby seeds :( ... your dish is making me feel hungry.

Divya Vikram said...

Amma just boils the seeds.We just peeln eatthem.Love the mildsweet taste! You are a superwoman Valli! Managing three kids and working is not an easy job I guess.

Parita said...

Wow this is new to me..looks very tempting:)

jayasree said...

Love the roasted jack fruit seeds. Kurma looks delicious..

Valli, can't imagine no sleep for 24 hrs and manage home and work. Great. Ammakitte drishti sutti poda solluppa..

homecooked said...

I love jackfruits....but never used them in gravies. The gravy looks superb!

Prathibha said...

That dish looks really yummy...love the taste of those seeds in any form..

Divya Kudua said...

Everyone except me in my family loves Jackfruit seeds.Amma was shocked when I told her I throw away those after eating the ripe fruit!!I guess its an acquired taste,but I have to say the Kurma looks delicious:).Hope your hubby and kiddo get well soon:)

Chitra said...

nice kurma with jackfruit seeds,,I've eaten the poriyal by my mom..:)Will try urs once..

Happy cook said...

We had a jackfruit tree in our garden at home and during the season there was loads of jackfruits and i love theseeds in curries, etc....we used to boil them in salt watr to eat just like that.
Happy b'day to Amma.

lata raja said...

We used to get from Kolli hills.How i miss jackfruit!Your curry is interesting.Hope you get some rest and sleep too.Take care.

Pooja said...

Looking delicious..

Poornima Nair said...

Wow that looks so delicious..i've got to go hunt for jackfruit seeds now.

rekhas kitchen said...

after a long time I am seeing this kurma valli looks great nice gravy My MIL use to make this. Now she is no more i miss her a lot ..... great job.

Vij said...

wow lovely curry! inviting n temptin pic.

Superchef said...

this is a great combo..we generalyl pair it with raw mango or chard. this looks yummy too!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh ..I feel for you Valli..how hectic things are at ur side..Do get some good long sleep when posble n I really adore u for the way you are..super energetic always..:)
Nice yummy dish again..:)

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Pavithra said...

wow thats really tempting ... lovely color has come out.. super

Nithya Praveen said...

I love jackfruit seeds....they taste heavenly.I've always had them in sambhar or kootu's,this one sounds interesting and new..shall try this.bookmarked.Thanks for the recipe!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Jackfruit seeds kurma is an authentic dish but its so hard to find some jackfruit seeds or fresh fruit here!!! love this curry this is a classic kurma and so inviting too!!!

homecooked said...

Love preparations made with jackfruit seeds! This looks really good!

Miri said...

Birthday wishes and good luck for the new term! I love jackfruit seeds in sambar and even with potato fry - absolutely delicious!

Sharmila said...

I love sabzis made with jackfruit seeds ... but since we don't get it here I buy from the fruit vendors who sell the ripe fruit.:-)

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