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Raw Jackfruit(Kadgi) Biryani

Raw Jackfruit Biryani

Prepared all the standard curries- ghashi, koddel, chakko, phodi etc using the plenty of jackfruit available this year! I had cut one jackfruit used some and remaining portion had cut into pieces, cooked and kept in the fridge. Wanted to try something new and came across this biryani which I had seen in some restaurant menus but never tried. Raw jackfruit is called vegetarian’s chicken so I imagined it might give similar texture. I decided to try it out in my own way after referring several recipes. It did taste yumm probably waking up late and cooking in hurry added its extra ‘magic of urgency’ to it. Here is how I made it.

Ingredients required-

  1. Jackfruit pieces- 1 big bowl
  2. Curd – about 10tsp
  3. Salt – about 1tsp for marination + 1.5tsp
  4. Chilly powder- 2.5tsp(can vary based on spice level required)
  5. Biryani masala – I took MTR Biryani masala 10rs pack which is 15g
  6. Turmeric powder-1tsp
  7. Oil- 4tsp
  8. Ghee – 2tsp
  9. Jeera – 1/2tsp
  10. Onion – 2
  11. Tomato- 1
  12. Ginger- small piece
  13. Garlic- about 10pods
  14. Basmati rice – 1cup
  15. Coriander leaves

Method of preparation-

  • First clean and remove skin of raw jackfruit, cut it into pieces and cook it in a vessel. Preferably do it in advance.
  • Put curd, 1tsp Salt, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp chilly powder, half pack of biryani masala and mix well.
  • Now add the jackfruit pieces and mix well. Keep aside for 30min.
  • Cut 1 onion into small pieces and fry it till brown with 2tsp oil in a pan. Keep aside.
  • Take the cooker, add oil and ghee. Add jeera and finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  • Fry for a while. Now add onion cut into big pieces.
  • Then add tomato cut into big pieces. Mix well
  • Now add the marinated jackfruit pieces.
  • Wash and clean basmati rice and add to the cooker, no soaking required.
  • Add 1/2tsp turmeric powder, salt, 1.5tsp Chilly powder, remaining biryani masala. Give it a good mix
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Finally top with onion pieces and chopped coriander leaves. You can add roasted cashews as well.
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Kirlele Mooga(Sprouted Moong) Usli

Kirlele Mooga( Sprouted Moong) Usli

This one is a traditional breakfast recipe of Udupi/Mangalore region. Sprouted moong usli is paired with poha and it makes a filling breakfast during any function.

The Sprouted moong is a natural coolant for this scorching summer also it is loaded with nutrients, good for weight management, diabetes and blood pressure management.

Also you can store the water used for boiling the moong and prepare saaru using the same.

Ingredients required-

  1. Green gram- 1 cup
  2. Green chilly-4-5
  3. Mustard- 1tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1strand
  5. Jaggery- lemon sized piece
  6. Grated coconut- 5 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil – 2tsp
  9. Red chilly – 1
  10. Hing – a pinch
  11. Onion- 1 medium

Method of preparation-

  • I usually soak the moong in the morning
  • In the night I drain the water and keep it covered
  • Next day In the morning moong will sprout
  • Then add about 3 cups of water and cook it. If you want the usli to be mushy cook in pressure cooker for 1 whistle. Else cook in a vessel for 10-15min till it turns soft
  • Once done drain the water and keep aside
  • Now take a kadai and add oil. Prepare tadka by adding mustard, curry leaves, red chilly.
  • Then add onion and fry for 2min. Next add cut green chillies.
  • Next add grated coconut, salt and jaggery and hing. Adding jaggery is optional.
  • Finally add the green gram and mix well. Simmer the gas and cook for 2min.

Note –

  • The water from cooking the moong can be used in making saaru by adding salt and green chilly. Add a tadka of garlic in oil.
  • Also if you are preparing for fasting days skip the onion
  • The usli can be prepared without sprouting the green gram as well.
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konkanirecipe seasonal Snacks

Ghare Karo/ Jackfruit Chips

Ghare karo/jackfruit chips

This is a seasonal snacking item prepared from jackfruit just before it ripens. A specific variety of jackfruit has to be used whose arils are thick. We rarely used to get this jackfruit and tried with a number other jackfruits n failed even after following correct procedure. Couple of years ago a tree in our backyard started producing very few jackfruit and my mom thought of trying ghare karo from it. It became perfect and now we prepare it at home for our use. The process is labourous yet satisfying. Best activity for the kids during summer holidays.

Ingredients required-

  1. Jackfruit
  2. Concentrated salt water
  3. Oil for frying

Method of preparation-

  • Remove the skin of jackfruit and clean the arils
  • Put them on a cloth for drying to remove any excess water content.
  • Cut theme lengthwise and remove the top and bottom portion.
  • Heat the oil in deep pan. Once hot put the chips and fry.
  • The frying will take sometime. Around 10-15min for each batch
  • When it is almost done add a half table spoon of concentrated salt water.
  • Remove once it is crisp
  • Cool completely and store in air tight container. It will stay good upto a month.

Note –

  • Always remove the top and bottom portion of the arils as they will not get fried properly
  • If these don’t become crisp, later the whole batch of ghare karo will lose its crispness soon
  • These top and bottom portion can be used in preparing upkari by adding crushed garlic, salt and chilly powder in 4-5tsp of oil.