Let this be my first post on this blog- my favorite side dish for rice. I am seriously not fond of jackfruit. When I was young, I got an upset tummy due to overeating of jackfruit during one of our vacations to India, and from then, I stopped eating it completely. But my love for its seeds has been undying. Whenever the seeds are dried, my mom ensures she makes this as she knows I love it. I also make it whenever I have the seeds available. Unfortunately, this time, I got only a single chance to make it as my stock of seeds was extremely limited. I am sincerely happy to have this family favorite of mine to kickstart my blog posts… Off to the recipe now…
Chakkarkuru Mulakittathu - Jackfruit seeds in spicy sauce
- Jackfruit seeds - 1 cup soaked in water, skin peeled and outer grated to remove the brown portion (not completely though, leave some on!) and diced into half or quarters
- Onion - 1 medium thinly sliced
- Tomato - 1 medium thinly sliced
- Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
- Tamarind - size of one small lemon soaked in hot water
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp more if you want it more spicy
- Salt to taste
- Water - 1/2 cup
- For tempering:
- Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Shallots - 5 sliced thinly
- Curry leaves sufficient
- Put all the ingredients except the ones for tempering into a pressure cooker and nicely mix it.
- Keep it on high flame till the cooker releases three whistles.
- Now reduce the flame to the lowest possible and let it cook for 25-30 minutes.
- Switch off and allow the steam to be released on its own.
- Once done, open the cooker, give it a nice stir to mix it well.
- Pour oil into a small pan, heat the coconut oil, splutter the mustard seeds.
- Fry the shallots and curry leaves till done.
- Pour it over the chakkarkuru molakittathu and enjoy digging in!!!!
*Updated on April 10, 2021: After more than seven years of blogging, I finally took a plunge into making videos. This is just a small start. Making videos isn’t my game but I surely want to make one at a time and do it slowly and steadily, without much force or pressure to myself. Since I am not a fan of really lengthy videos, I plan to keep mine as short as possible… I hope you all will like it… 🙂
Pst, isn’t it such a coincidence that my first blog post ends up becoming my first You Tube video as well? Alhamdulillah… 🙂