Jackfruit seed Masala/Palakotta varuval

Palakottai varuval or masala is a spicy dish goes well with rice and chapati. My mom prepared this jackfruit seed masala curry along with lemon rice or coconut rice. The combination really tasted divine. Try it once before the season gets over.

Ingredients:

  1. Jackfruit seeds – 1 cup
  2. onion – 1
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  5. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt – to taste
  7. oil – 4 tsp

To Grind:

  1. Coconut – 4 tsp
  2. Tomato – 1
  3. Garlic pods – 4
  4. Fennel Seeds – 1/2 tsp

To Temper:

  1. Cumin / Jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp
  2. Fennel / Sombu – 1/2 tsp
  3. Curry leaves – 2 spring

Pre-Preparation:

  1. Cut the jackfruit seeds and remove the outer skin
  2. Wash well and pressure cook the seeds with water and little salt for 2 whistles.
  3. Grind the items under ‘To Grind’ to a fine paste

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai and add items to temper
  2. Then add finely chopped onions and saute well
  3. Add cooked jackfruit seeds to it
  4. Add Turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix everything well
  5. Add salt and the grounded masala paste and add little water
  6. Cover it with lid and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes
  7. open the lid and check the consistency. It should be thick. If it is thick, switch off the flame else cook for few more minutes
  8. Switch off the flame and serve
Palakottai masala