Jackfruit is an exotic fruit grown in tropical regions and it is a native fruit in South India. It has a lot of health benefits. The raw fruit is usually used as a meat substitute, seeds are edible in the fruit and has several health benefits. The ripen fruit is eaten raw or used to make desserts, ice creams etc.,
This Fry is made with the Jackfruit seeds. I used the seeds from ripen fruit but seeds from the raw fruit can be used. Boiling or pressure cooking the seeds give them a little softer texture where the white layer can be peeled off and cut to desired shape. These seeds can be consumed directly at this point or can be made into a fry or curry.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2-3
Jackfruit seeds : 35
Turmeric : 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder : 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tablespoons
Chana dal : 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal : 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chilli : 1 broken
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
After the seeds are separated from the fruit, let them air dry for 1 day. Peel the outer layer.
In a bowl, add some salt, seeds, 3/4 cup water and pressure cook for three whistles.
Once the pressure releases, take the seeds, peel the outer layer, cut the seeds into desired shape and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add all the ingredients listed under for tempering except curry leaves and fry them until they turn golden brown and seeds start to splatter. Add curry leaves, cooked seeds and sauté for 1 minute.
Add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, toss well and cook for another 8-9 minutes.
Serve with rice and rasam or eat as is.