Apr 20, 2009

Jackfruit Seeds Sambar (Halasina beejada huli)

I've always wanted to try to make this huli for a long time. Never had the courage to cook it as I knew it was a tedious job to peel the seeds & cook them. What made me think so, no idea. I've relished this as a child at home & also in marriage feasts. After getting the recipe from my mum here is the end product.

I'm sending this also to Deesha's South Indies - A Series on South Indian Cuisine.

Ingredients: -
20-25 Jack fruit seeds
1/2 cup toor dal
1/4 cup coconut gratings
2 tsp sambar powder (home made or bought)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp tamarind paste
pinch of asafoetida
Oil / ghee
In addition to the above ingredients, you can also add fist full of Halsande Kalu or Dolichos beans while pressure cooking.

Method: -
1. Soak the seeds for an hour or so.

2. Try to peel the cream / white outer skin with fingers. If it peels easily, then you can go ahead. Else let them soak for few more minutes may be 15-20 minutes.

3. In a pressure cooker, cook toor dal with little salt & turmeric powder along with the peeled seeds.
4. Pressure cook till 4 -5 whistles. Seeds need to cook a few extra minutes.
5. In a blender, blend together sambar powder, tamarind paste & coconut gratings first without adding water. Then add water to get chutney consistency paste.
6. In a pan, pour the cooked toor dal & bring it to boil on a medium flame.
7. Then add the masala paste & cook for 5-6 minutes & remove from flame.
8. Prepare the seasoning by adding asafoetida & mustard seeds to a hot tsp of oil / ghee. When the seeds splutter, pour the seasoning over the sambar.
9. Serve hot with rice.


Vicky Xavier. said...

Enjoyed my visit here . will keep visiting. u have a yummy blog.
I love this yummy jack fruit seed kulambu very much. nice recipe


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

My fav, but I dont get these jackfruit seeds here... Taste good with rice and Dosa... Mm I am craving for that now..

Asha said...

Beautiful looking beejada saaru, love it! :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

its my hubbys favo... i too used to prepre this kulambu on jack fruit season. looks yummy.

LG said...

Namgu halsina beejada huli andre sakkath istha nodi :) naanu agaga madtha irthini

Jaya said...

we love to include jackfruits seeds in our chorchori recipes..this looks absolutely yummy! home-food are always so good to gorge on LOL..
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