Thursday, May 12, 2022

Palakottai Puttu | Jackfruit Seeds Stir fry | Palakottai Podimas

Palakottai Puttu, a delicious and easy to make dish with jackfruit seeds. Jackfruit seeds are totally edible and have a mild sweet taste.

Jackfruit seeds have two outer skins. The first skin is like thin wax paper and it's non-edible and should be removed before or after cooking. The second skin is brown in colour(just like peanuts) and it's edible so no need to remove the brown skin.

Jackfruit seeds are commonly boiled & seasoned with salt and served as snack.I grew up eating jackfruit seeds a lot and in our family apart from eating jackfruit seeds as a snack, we  also include it in many curries and have it as a side dish for our meal.
Palakottai Puttu

This Palakottai Puttu is one of my favourite ways of using jackfruit seeds when i have in abundance. When i was in India last time, Amma made this puttu as accompaniment for our meal and I simply loved it. Ever since i've wanted to make this on my own! 

Here we rarely buy a small piece of jackfruit and it doesn't have a lot of seeds to try this puttu. But last week, we bought a big piece of jackfruit and left with a lot of jackfruit seeds. So the very next day i made this as sidedish for our meal. 

Now let's check out on how to make this palakottai puttu
Palakottai Puttu

Palakottai Puttu

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Palakottai Puttu, Jackfruit Seeds, Jackfruit seeds stir fry,palakottai Palakottai Puttu, a delicious and easy to make dish with jackfruit seeds.
Palakottai/Jackfruit seed - 1/2 cup
Onion(small) - 1
Green chilli - 1 
Salt - to taste
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp
To Temper
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few 

Palakottai Puttu
First peel the white skin of the jackfruit seeds. Take a jackfruit seed ,with sharp knife gently make a slit in the outer skin, then with your fingers, you can peel it off.
Similarly do the same for the rest of the jackfruit and keep it ready.
In a pressure cooker, add the jackfruit seed, water(just enough to cover it) and  cook it for 3 whistles.
Let the jackfruit seeds cool and put it(i have boiled more than 1/2 cup of jackfruit seeds but using only 1/2 cup for making the puttu) in the blender/mixie jar and pulse it for a couple of times and keep it ready, Next slice the onions thinly and slit the green chilli.

Heat a pan, add the coconut oil and let it melt. Then add the mustard and urad dal. Let the mustard crackle.
Then add the curry leaves followed by onions, green chilli and a pinch of salt. Saute till the onions are soft.
Next add the grounded jackfruit seed, grated coconut and the required salt. 
Give a good mix, let it in the flame for 2-3 mins and the switch off the flame. Transfer into a serving bowl and it's ready to eat!
Tasty and flavourful Palakottai Puttu ! 

Related : How to make Jackfruit payasam

Palakottai Puttu
  • Jackfruit seeds need very less salt, so add a little bit of salt and give a taste test. if needed add more !
  • After added the jackfruit seeds in the pan, don't cook it for longer time. It makes the curry dry.
  • Coconut oil gives great flavour so i highly recommend to use it. 
Palakottai Puttu

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