Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Jack Fruit Seed Payasam

Jackfruit is my all-time favorite fruit. I can eat a whole bowl of ripe jackfruit at any time. I saw jackfruit last weekend near our Indian grocery store. Immediately I bought it. Took out the seeds from it and tried this payasam.

The seeds would give you around 135 kcal/ 100 gms. It is a rich source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamins like vitamin A, C and certain B vitamins, and minerals like calcium, zinc, and phosphorous. their health benefits are wide-ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive, anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, etc. Jackfruit seed powder has the ability to relieve discomfort due to indigestion. Boiled Jackfruit seeds are a very tasty and nutritious snack. Boiled Jackfruit seeds can be used as an alternative to potatoes. Jackfruit seeds, which appeal to all tastes, may be boiled or roasted and eaten. Roasted, dried seeds are ground to make flour which is blended with wheat flour for baking.
Jackfruit seeds are the seeds or pods that are encased in the sweet, yellow pulp or flesh of the jackfruit. The jackfruit contains multiple pods that are encased in an oblong, slightly prickly, hard green-yellow-brown exterior. The fruit grows on trees, and the flesh of the fruit is shaped in bulbs, yellow colored and slightly banana-like in flavor. One portion of 100 g of edible fresh jackfruit seeds has approximately 98 calories.
 

Prep time:20 mins     Cook time:15 mins      Serves:4
Ingredients
Quantity
Jackfruit seeds
1 ½ cups
Jaggery
1 cup
Cashews(halved)
10
Almond(sliced)
Handful
Pistachios
Handful
Cardamom powder
1 tbsp
Milk
1 cup
Water
1 cup as needed
Method:
1. Boil the jackfruit seeds in the pressure cooker.After it gets cool down, peel the outer skin of the jackfruit seeds. Keep the milk ready by side. 

2. Reduce the amount of sugar because the fruits has sweetness by nature.In the pan, add jaggery with little water. Let it boil. After sometime, strain it and keep aside.

3. Grind the jackfruit seeds in the blender and transfer into a bowl. Heat the pan,add jaggery syrup and now slowly add the jackfruit seed paste into the jaggery syrup. Lastly pour milk and water into the pan and keep stirring to avoid the foaming. Now add half of the almonds and pistachios. Boil for 10 mins.
4. In the meantime, take a separate pan fry the cashews till it becomes golden in color. Garnish with cashews, remaining almonds and pistachios.

Notes
Peeling the outer skin of the jackfruit seed might take a long time. Be patience to do it.
Frying almond and pistachios in ghee is not necessary.

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