Today’s recipe is one of my personal favourites ,Chakka varattiyathu or jackfruit jam .During jackfruit season we make this very often in our home.The procedure is a kind of time consuming one.The ingredients required are:
Deseeded Ripe jackfruit -500 gms
Ghee -3 tbsp
jaggery -300 gms
Take a pressure cooker add ripe jackfruits ,salt and 1/2 a cup of water.Pressure cook this until they become mushy and soft.
Take a pan ,pour 1/2 cup of water along with jaggery and prepare jaggery syrup.
In a heavy bottom pan add cooked jackfruits ,strained jaggery syrup and ghee.
cook this until everything will get well combined and jackfruit puree will be transformed in to a jam consistency.
This will take about 20-25 minutes.
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE OF MAKING CHAKKA VARATTI
we can add 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder for extra flavour.
Cabbage pakoras can be prepared with very few ingredients and spice powders.This no onion no garlic snack recipe is a must try one.I have added green chillies in this pakodas to make little bit spicy .If you are serving this for kids you can skip green chillies and make it less spicy.Adding little bit of hot oil in to the mixture will make this pakoras super crispy.Great evening snack to devour with a cup of tea.
Chopped cabbage -2 cups
chopped green chillies-2
Finely chopped ginger-1 small sized
Turmeric powder-1/4th tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Asafoetida -1/4th tsp
Gram flour-1/2 cup
Rice flour-1 tbsp
oil for deep frying
In a bowl add finely chopped cabbage, green chillies, ginger,t urmeric powder ,chilli powder ,asafoetida and salt.
Pour 1 tbsp of hot oil in to the mixture and mix well.(Use oil what we use for deep frying the pakoras)
Add gramflour / Besan and rice flour .
Sprinkle some water little by little, just to combine everything.
Do not add too much water in to this ,pakoras may soak up a lot of oil and it may become soft.
Oil should be medium hot .
Deep fry all the pakoras until they become golden in colour and crispy in texture.
Serve hot with some tomato ketchup.
while preparing the mixture if we add some hot oil or ghee ,pakoras will become more crispy .
Adding too much water will make this pakoras too oily and soggy.
Deep fry these pakoras in small batches.Otherwise oil temperature may reduce all of a sudden and crispiness will reduce.
Usually i get requests for simple and quick tiffin box recipes.So here i am with a delicious and easy to make sandwich recipe with all the goodness of palak and potatoes.We need minimum ingredients to prepare the filling for this sandwich.This is a filling breakfast recipe, which keeps you full till the next meal.
Boiled potatoes-2 medium sized
onion -1 small sized
Grated ginger -1 small sized
chopped palak -1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
chilli powder-1&1/2 tsp
cumin powder/jeera -1/2 tsp
lemon juice -1tbsp
salt as per taste
Bread slices for preparing sandwiches
Heat oil in a pan ,add finely chopped ginger and onion saute it until it’s raw flavour goes off.
Add finely chopped palak or spinach, saute it for a while, palak will not take much time to cook.Let it cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.
Once palak turns soft we can add boiled and cubed potatoes.
Now it’s time to add some spices to make this filling flavourful.
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.
Finally add some lemon juice which will give a gentle tangy flavour and at the same time helps the veggies to absorb all the masalas quickly.
Mix well.Filling is ready.
Take two bread slices, add one spoon of filling in one slice of the bread ,sprinkle some cheese (optional),cover it with the other slice of the bread.
Heat a tawa, rub some ghee or butter ,toast these sandwiches until they become crispy and golden in colour.
We can use some green chutney or tomato ketchup as a sandwich spread which will make these sandwiches even more delicious.
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