Showing posts with label Jackfruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jackfruit. Show all posts

Friday, April 24, 2020

Jackfruit Kesari

Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit and is better to use them in their season to get its health benefits.
Jackfruit Kesari baath/Sheera is a sweet dish prepared using Jackfruits which I got from my sister.
It is an easy dish and yummy to have it


I have used jackfruits, jaggery (Joni bella), cardamom pods, ghee and saffron.
Jackfruits are loaded with healthy properties. In olden days people and animals used to visit the vast forest and look for jackfruit trees to fill their stomach. No wonder there is a proverb saying Eat jackfruit in an empty stomach and eat mango fruits after food. Eating jackfruits fills your stomach and you will have no worries of any indigestion. And eating mango fruit helps to digest the food you had. People have shown the way to live a healthy life by saying proverbs which are good steps to our healthy life.
Jackfruit trees not only provide fruits as food, the roots of the tree holds water which pour down during the rainy season. It is so sad that the forest is cut down and made bare land for the greedy man. The rain has reduced due to cut down of trees and deforestation  and rain  water is simply runs through the land and gets into seas.
Jackfruits are good source of potassium and have low cholesterol levels.
Let us see The Recipe Now :

Things needed :

Jackfruits : 10 to 15
Rava/Semolina : Medium size : 1 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup
Ghee 3/4 Cup
Cardamom Pods : 5 to 6
Boiling Water : 3 Cups
Cashew Nuts and Raisins : 1 Handful
saffron flakes : 5 to 6


Method :


1. Put 2 to 3 Tbs of ghee in a big frying pan and keep it on the fire. Let it melt.
2. Add cashews and raisins and fry. Powder cardamom and keep it aside.

3. Add rava and fry till the raw smell disappear. Cut jackfruits in to small pieces.



4. Add jackfruits and fry for a minute. Add  boiling water and mix it slowly. Let it cook on low flame.



5. Once it is thicken add jaggery and stir continuously and slowly.




6. Add saffron flakes and remained ghee. Mix it well and cook on low flame. Add cardamom powder.


7. Shift the ready Jackfruit Kesari to a serving dish and serve.

Note: 

Cut jackfruit into small pieces. Rava/Semolina should be fried nicely till the raw smell disappear to get good Kesari texture. Adding more ghee is optional. Adding food colour instead of saffron is optional. I have added Joni Jaggery. (Liquid jaggery). You can use store bought jaggery , then powder it and use it. Powdering jaggery helps the jaggery to melt easily and quickly.
Time : 30 to 35 Minutes. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jack Fruit Rave Rotti

Jack Fruit season is almost over and you need to wait for fresh fruits for next season. 
Just before the season  I got this fruit from my sister. She lives in Kadiyali./Udupi. The fruits are very tasty and we do long for this jack fruits to have at least once a year.


Viji's house the jack trees did not bare many fruits, because This year the fruits just fell off before it got ripening. Some thing must have happened since there was no rain until July end and the trees must have suffered  of no rain. It did not bare many fruits and the ones started to grow it fell off and rotten. A few were there to eat. So she gave us one Jack Fruit and it took long time to ripe. Any ways we were lucky to have.
Jack fruit rotti is very tasty and you can have them for breakfast or dinner.
It is easy, quick and healthy too. 
I have used medium size rave/rava/semolina, very little coconut, jack fruits and salt. The sweetness in the fruit adds the sweet. Extra sweet is not used here.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Jack fruits : 1 Bowl (15 to 20 fruits).
Medium size Rava/Semolina/Sooji : 2 Cups
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tbs
Salt : To taste.
Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut jack fruit into small pieces.


2. Grate coconut and grind it with jack fruit pieces. Do not add any water while grinding.
3. Take it out from the mixi jar to a bowl.
4. Add salt and mix 2 cups of medium size rava.


5. Mix the batter well. Add little water if required only.


6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean it nicely with a clean towel or kitchen tissue.
7. Sprinkle some oil on the tava and spread around it. Let the flame be very low.
8. Take a handful of the batter and spread it as thin as you like.


9. Sprinkle some oil on the top, cover and cook for a minute.
10. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds.


11. Jackfruit rotti is ready to serve. Repeat the same with remaining batter.


12, Serve with any side dish of your choice. We had it with ghee and chutney powder.




Note : 

Do not add any water while grinding. Adding more coconut is optional. The ground mixture has moisture and it mixes well with rava. Or you can add only if it is necessary. The batter should be bit thicker than idli batter. Adding jaggery is optional. I did not add any spice or sweet except salt.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 (As you serve).

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jack fruit - Jaggery Kesari

Jack fruit is a seasonal fruit and we do make use of it and prepare varieties of Jack fruit dishes.
Here is a Jack fruit - Jaggery Kesari Baath and I am sure every one should love to have it.


Straight to the recipe since we all know about kesari baath, done using rava, sugar, ghee and cardamom.
Here I have used Medium size rava, instead of sugar I have used organic jaggery and jack fruit is added to the Kesari just like pineapple.
Try and enjoy and is not too late because jack fruits are still available in the market every where.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Rave/Rava /Semolina  : Medium sized : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup
Jack fruits : 10 to 12 fruits
Ghee : 1/2 Cup or little more ( I am fond of ghee).
Cardamom : 4 to 5 Pods
Cashews and Raisins : 1 Handful
Boiling water : 2 Cups
Saffron flakes : 4 to 5 rakes

Method :

1.  Powder cardamom and cut jack fruits into small.
2. Keep water for boiling.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 tbs of  ghee and fry raisins and cashews till they turn golden brown.

4. Add rava and fry nicely till the husky smell disappear. Add jack fruit pieces and mix it slowly.


5. Add boiling water to it. Mix it well and stir it turns thick.


6. Add jaggery and stir slowly and let the mixture get thick. Add little ghee and saffron rakes.

 7. Add powdered cardamom and mix it well. Add remaining ghee and mix it well.


 8. Shift the done Jack Fruit - Jaggery Kesari to a serving bowl and serve.

 Note : 

Cut jack fruits into very small pieces so that it cooks faster and soft. Adding more ghee is optional.
I have used organic juicy jaggery. You can powder jaggery if you are using normal jaggery which is available in the market.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.



Monday, June 24, 2019

Ragi /Finger Millet - Jack Fruit Halva

Ragi/Finger Millet - Jack fruit Halva/Haalubai is a delicious sweet.
Jack fruits season is still there and we did get some Jack fruits from our relation. We did eat some and I used the fruits to prepare Ragi Haalu bai.


Haalu bai is one of the signature dish of Udupi region. Most of the festivals will complete only having Haalubai.
ಹಾಲುಬಾಯಿ / haalu bai is normally done with raw rice. Rice is soaked and grind with fresh coconut and jaggery. Then stir the batter till it gets thick.
Ghee and cardamom is added at the end and done Haalu bai is shifted to a plate and spread it on the plate or tray. Once its get cold. then cut them according to your wish.
Here I have used Ragi flour instead of Raw rice. Dry roasted the ragi flour and then added ground coconut. I have added Joni/liquid form of jaggery which is very fresh and healthy. Added a cup of ghee and then stirred the batter till is done. Poured the done haalubai to a greased plate.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Ragi flour / Finger Millet : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 1 1/2 Cups (Normal Jaggery : 1 Cup Full will be enough).
Coconut : 1 Cup Grated
Jack fruits : 5 to 10
Ghee : 1 Small Cup /4 to 5 Tablespoons
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Separate the seeds of jack fruit and keep the fruits aside.


2. Grate coconut and grind it with jack fruits. Do not use water while grinding. Put the mixture to a bowl and keep it aside.



3. Dry roast Ragi flour nicely till the raw aroma disappear.


4. Now mix jaggery, ground jack coconut mixture, salt. Add a spoon of ghee and mix it well.
Add 1/2 cup of water if you using powdered jaggery.
5. Keep this mixture pan on the fire and stir on low and medium flame.


5. Add ghee in between in small quantity.


6. Stir till the mixture gets thick and starts to leave the edges of pan. Add the remaining ghee if it is still there.

7. Stir for some more time (at least 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame).
8. Shift the ready Ragi - Jackfruit Haalubayi to a greased tray/plate and leave it till it is cooled.


9. Cut the cooled haalubai according to your wish and enjoy. Store in a glass or /steel box.


10. Serve or Eat whenever you feel like.




Note :

Do not any water while grinding. You can melt the jaggery and then use it. (If shop bought jaggery).
Adding more jaggery is optional. Adding more ghee is optional.
Time : 35 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Small pieces.


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