Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ripe Jackfruit Idlis / Phansa Patoli

My mom made these when we were in Bangalore and my son relished them. He now calls my mom the 'best jackfruit idli maker'..
I cant remember when I had this last, I get a taste of all the dishes I had during my childhood, now, thanks to my son !

jackfruit idlis

Jackfruits are easily available in Bangalore and you have roadside vendors cleaning and cutting them - its a huge effort to cut the jackfruit - its sticky and messy

Havent seen them in Gujarat though, there are many people who have never had it..It does have a distinct smell and taste, but I love it !

This is generally steamed in turmeric / banana leaves, but Ma made them like idlis in the idli steamer

What you need -

2 cups ripe jackfruit sections deseeded
1/2 cup grated coconut
3 tbsp grated jaggery
1 cup sooji / rava
a pinch of salt

What you do with it -

Cut the jackfruit sections into pieces
Grind it along with the coconut to a smooth paste
Add the jaggery and salt
Mix well and then add the sooji
The consistency should be like that of idli batter
Grease the idli moulds and place in the steamer
Fill up the idli moulds and steam for 10-15 mins
If you are using turmeric or banana leaves, spread a portion of the batter on the leaf and then close it. Place the folded side down and steam for 10-15 mins
Add a little ghee on the ready idlis / patolis and enjoy !

6 comments:

Nags said...

whoah! i just can't imagine the flavour but my jackfruit loving husband would love this i think :)

Priti said...

This is very interesting ....looks so gud ...loved it

Sayantani said...

I love jackfruits and these idlis are a delight to eat.

Prathima Rao said...

Delightfully sweet idlis!!! Hey...n thx for the tip on muffins...it worked just firn :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nithya said...

I so much love the flavor of jackfruit and totally not able to imagine it in the form of idly. A must try for me. Bookmarking :)

Miri said...

I have only heard of this , sounds exotic and really nice

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