palakottai poriyal recipe | jackfruit seed poriyal
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Serves: 4
To pressure cook:
  • Jackfruit seeds/Palakottai - 40
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Rock salt - 1 tsp
  • Water - Till immersing level
To temper:
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds/Kadugu - ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal/Ulunthu - ¼ tsp heaped
  • Small onions - 15 to 20
  • Curry leaves - few
For flavor:
  • Sambar powder or plain chilli powder - 1 tsp or more as per spice level
  • Salt - ¼ tsp to ½ tsp as required
To cook masala:
  • Water - ¼ cup
To garnish:
  • Grated coconut - ¼ cup loosely packed
  • Coriander leaves - few
  1. Wash jackfruit seeds well in water. In a pressure cooker, add washed jackfruit seeds, 1 tsp rock salt.
  2. Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and water just till immersing level.
  3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in high flame or until soft. A knife should run smoothly through a well-cooked jackfruit seed.
  4. Drain water and let the seeds cool down for 5-10 mins. Take each seed and cut into 2 halves.
  5. Peel the outer thick & transparent skin. The second layer of brown skin might peel out with the outer skin in some seeds and that's ok. Chop 15 to 20 small onions and few coriander leaves. Wash curry leaves and keep ready.
  6. Add 2 tsp of coconut oil and once hot, add ¼ tsp mustard seeds/kadugu. Once spluttered, add ¼ tsp heaped split urad dal/ulutham parupu. Once slightly browned, add curry leaves, chopped small onions and ¼ tsp+ salt or as required.
  7. Once onions are slightly browned, add cooked, peeled & cut jackfruit seeds and give a quick stir.
  8. Add 1 tsp or more(as per spice level) sambar powder or plain chilli powder and give a quick stir. Then add ¼ cup water.
  9. Let masala cook in open pan in low flame for 5 mins or until water is evaportaed . Once it is completely dry, add ¼ cup loosely packed grated coconut.
  10. Give a quick stir and switch off. Garnish with few chopped coriander leaves and stir once.
1.Small onions taste best. If unavailable, you shall use 1 big onion.
2.I used sambar powder. You shall replace it with plain chilli powder.
Recipe by My Healthy Kiddo at