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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jack Fruit Buns/Pooris

Jack fruit buns/pooris are yummy and it is an easy dish to prepare and very good for breakfast/snack with a cup of coffee.

I have used jack fruits, organic jaggery and wheat flour.
Buns are famous in South Canara and Malenadu . They are fried pooris, prepared using  Maida/All purpose flour, banana and sugar. We can easily prepare many varieties of Buns using different fruits.
I have prepared pineapple buns and wheat and jaggery buns etc.
Here I have tried wheat flour with jack fruit added and jaggery instead of sugar. No need to add any oil while preparing the dough. It does not take much of oil.
Our foodie blog's, one of the Admini, Madhura Pradeep had tried jack fruit buns and that encouraged me to prepare these Jack Fruit Buns/ Jack Pooris. She has used sugar and instead of sugar I have used jaggery. The Jack Buns turned as yummy as usual banana buns which we prepare very often.
Jack fruit is a seasonal fruit and it is just about to complete its season for this year.  I had some jack fruits from  my sister's home and jack fruit was just enough to prepare these pooris. (The remaining fruits were eaten before preparing the buns :) .
Let us see the recipe now:

Things Needed :

Jack Fruits : 10 to 15
Jaggery : 1 to 2 Tablespoons
Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Salt :  A little
Oil : 1 Cup ( To fry )

Method :

1. Remove jack seeds from fruits and grind it with out water. Put it in a bowl.

2. Add jaggery and mix it well.

3. Add wheat flour and little salt. Mix it well and prepare poori dough.
4. Kneed the dough well and divide them into small lemon size balls.

5. Turn them as round shaped balls. Grease each ball shaped dough with little oil.
6. Roll them as small poori. Arrange them in a plate/tray.

7. Keep oil for frying and let it heat.
8. Drop a poori slowly in hot oil and fry on both sides till they turn slightly brown.

  Remove it from oil and put it on a kitchen tissue. Let all the extra oil absorb by kitchen tissue.

9. Repeat the same and fry all the pooris.

10 Serve with chutney or you can just eat as they are.

Note :

Adding sugar instead of jaggery is optional. You can use normal jaggery instead of organic jaggery.
Powder jaggery and heat it with very little water. Let it boil and turn as liquid completely. Sieve it in a strainer and used it. You can add a teaspoon of ghee to the dough while preparing the dough. (optional). I did not. No need to rest the dough. It might absorb oil if you allow to rest the dough. Do not add any water while grinding fruits. Adjust the jack fruit mixture with wheat flour. Mix it with little quantity and check . (Divide both jack fruit ground mixture and wheat flour and add little by little while preparing the dough).
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 20 to 25 pooris. (According to size).

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jackfruit Cake (Eggless)

Jack fruit season is almost coming to an end. I tried jack fruit cake last year and the colour was dull but cake was just Excellent and Yummy. with jack fruit flavour.

Using natural fruits are always best and healthy too.
I have used jack fruit, little cinnamon, maida, sugar and other ingredients.\
Let us see the recipe Now:

Things Needed :

Jack Fruits : 1 Bowl (At least 10)
Maida /All Purpose flour) : 2 Cups
Baking Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Baking Soda : 1/4 Teaspoon
Cinnamon : A very small piece
Sugar : 3/4 Cup
Cooking oil :  3/4 th Cup
Curd : 2 Tablespoons
Milk : 1/2 Cup

Method : 

1. Sieve maida, baking powder and baking soda together and keep it aside.

2. Apply little oil to the baking tray and dust it with a teaspoon of maida. (Spread around the tray).
3. Powder sugar in a mixi jar and add oil and churn it for a while. Let the sugar dissolve slightly.

4. Add curd and churn it for 2 minutes. Add milk and cinnamon piece. Grind it for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and churn for a minute.

5. Add jack fruit pieces and grind it nicely for 2 minutes. Let it all the ingredients mix it well.

6. Now remove the dough from the mixi jar.
7.Add sieved maida/all purpose flour and mix it slowly.

8. Pre-heat the oven for 5 minutes.
9. Pour the cake batter to maida dusted tray and slightly tap it. Let the dough spread it well.
10. Put it in the oven at bake it for 30 minutes.( 180 degree  c )  It raises up and bakes it well on both side.

11. Check it with a knife edge by a knife or spoon. Prick the knife to know that cake is baked well.

12. Put off the switch and keep the cake tray on the top of the oven. Let the cake cool for a while.

13. Cut them in to small pieces and serve it with a cup of coffee or tea.

14. We had this cake with our class kids. It tasted well.

Note :

Do not use water to grind. Adding more sugar is optional. The jack fruit added the taste to yummy jack fruit flavour. Adding butter / ghee instead of cooking oil is optional. Cake will be more tasty with butter or ghee.
Time : 30 Minutes to bake and preparation 10 minutes or little more.
Serves :   20 to 25 Pieces (According to the size.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Raw Jack Jeera Curry

Raw Jack Jeera Curry is a side dish and You can try this curry during the jackfruit season. Raw Jackfruit is filled with minerals and vitamins.

I have used Raw Jackfruit, some spices, toor dal and coconut.
Let us see some benefits of eating Raw Jackfruit in our diet.
Raw Jackfruit is full of fiber and provides energy. It is filled with carbohydrates and calories. It is a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. and B complex Vitamins. It contain good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron.
Jackfruit is said to be having gas (Vaayu or Vaata) and it happens during the digestion. Gas can turn as acidity.  To reduce the gas in the food you need to use spices like jeera, ginger, ingh and methi seeds etc. ( These spices helps to reduce the gas).
No Onion or No Garlic in this " Raw Jack Jeera Curry ". 
" Raw Jack Jeera Curry" is one of the traditional dish done in Udupi and South Canara.
Let us see the recipe now:

Things Needed : 

Cooked raw jackfruit : 1 Bowl
Cooked Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup
Methi Seeds : 5 to 6
Tamarind : 1 Marble size
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (2 to 3 Tablespoons)
Rasam Powder : 2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : To taste
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh / Asafoetida : a pinch
Curry leaves : 5 to 6

Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of raw jack and cut into pieces. Put it in water and wash it.
2. Pressure cook for 6 to 8 minutes with little water.
3. Wash and cook toor dal in a pressure cooker.
4. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.

5. Grate coconut and grind it with rasam powder and jeera. (Use required water).
6. Remove from the mixi jar and keep it aside.

7. Keep a big pan. Put cooked raw jack pieces, cooked dal and tamarind pulp. Add a pinch of turmeric.
8. Add 5 to 6 methi seeds and required salt. Let it boil for 2 minutes.
9. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

10. Shift the curry to a serving dish. Add mustard seasoning and serve with main dish.
Ready to serve Raw Jack Jeera Curry

Note : 

Cooking raw jackfruit in pressure cooker helps the pieces to be soft. Or it takes longer time to cook.
Any brand of rasam powder is optional. I have used home prepared rasam powder. Adding little jaggery is optional. ( I have not added). Adding methi seeds while cooking helps to reduce the cholesterol in the curry. Adding jeera along with rasam powder helps to reduce the gas properties in the curry. Use of more chilly is optional. Use of coconut oil is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.
Recipe of Rasam Powder :
2 Tablespoons of coriander seeds
1/4 Teaspoon of methi/fenugrik seeds
1/4 Teaspoon of jeeera/cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetids
Red byadagi chilly : 5 to 6
Dry roast methi seeds, add coriander seeds and fry for a minute. Add red chilly and fry for a minute. add jeera and put off the fire. Let it cool. Dry grind it and use it.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jackfruit Fry (Dry Curry)

Jack fruit season is here and varieties of jack fruits are available plenty in the market. I have tried this " Jackfruit Fry /Dry curry " and it tasted very nice. So thought of sharing the special recipe. This is my own simple creation I can say.

I have used jack fruits, red chilly and coconut oil.
Jack fruit is from my sister's home (Udupi) and they do have many varieties of jack fruits. They are sweet and thick and really nice to try many varieties.
Lets see some benefits of eating " Jackfruits " in our diet.
As I said in earlier posts, it is always better to use seasonal fruits/ vegetables, which are loaded with healthy properties.
Jackfruit is known as the jack of all fruits. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber, fat and protein. It contain calories but no cholesterol or saturated fats. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Jackfruit is loaded with antioxidant properties. Jackfruit contain Vitamin C and is good for our immune system. It protect against diseases like cough, cold and flu. It has potassium and good for bones and skin. Jackfruit is full of fiber content and is good for people who suffer from piles. It is a rich source of calcium and good for our bone health. Jackfruit is good for our eyes and skin. Jack fruit provides energy. It contain other minerals like copper and magnesium.
Let us see the recipe Now : As I said it is very simple and yummy dish and goes well with hot plain rice, chapati, dosa and all types of rotis.
No Onion or Garlic is used in this " Jack Fruit Fry ".

Things Needed :

Fresh JackFruits : 1 Big bowl
Red chilly : 2 to 3
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Cut Jackfruits into small pieces. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash curry leaves.

2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds, urid dal and let mustard splutter.
3. Add jeera and red chilly pieces. Add curry leaves and fry for a second.
4. Add cut jackfruit pieces on low flame till it turns slightly soft. ( Do not over fry ).

5. Add salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix it well.
6. Put off the gas and shift the ready jackfruit fry to a serving bowl. Add grated coconut and cut coriander leaves on the top.

7. Serve with any main dish you have prepared.  We had it as one of the side dish during lunch.

Note :

Use of any cooking oil is optional. Use of green chilly instead of red chilly is optional. Do not use much spice. Do not use onion or garlic to fry. It may not taste good. No need to add jaggery since the jack fruit is already sweet. Adding more oil is optional. Strictly do not add any water. Cook on low flame.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3