Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Jackfruit Seeds (Bikkanda) Upkari

Well friends,  as promised in my earlier post, this is another typical konkani "upkari" which means a dry curry.  These seeds are very nutritive and has umpteen health benefits. So don't ever discard them.

First of all, dry the jackfruit seeds and then peel off the white skin as mentioned in my earlier post.  Once this is done, you are ready to prepare the curry.  I have also added a small piece of yellow cucumber in this curry. You may omit it if you so desire. It tastes wonderful with the addition of yellow cucumber. 



Jackfruit seeds 
 (dried, halved & peeled)       15 -20
Yellow Cucumber                   about 1/4th Pc

For tempering:

Oil for tempering                   2 tsps
Mustard seeds                        1 tsp
Dry Red Chilies                     2- 3
Curry leaves                           1 Sprig
Asafetida   (Hing)                  1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:
Freshly grated coconut           1 tbsp (optional)

Method :

  1. Halve the dried & peeled jackfruit seeds and cut the yellow cucumber into cubes or bite size pieces.
  2. Steam or pressure cook them for about 20 mins till soft but not mushy. Allow it to cool.
  3. Then heat a pan or a vessel on a medium flame. When the vessel is hot enough, add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, lower the flame and add the dry red chilies, hing & curry leaves.
  4. Next add the boiled/steamed Yellow Cucumber & Jackfruit seeds into the vessel. Give it a good stir. Sprinkle a little water if necessary so as not to stick at the bottom of the vessel/pan. 
  5. Add salt and mix well and allow it to cook for a few minutes for the salt to absorb.
  6. Switch off and garnish with freshly grated coconut.
  7. Its now ready to be served.

Jackfruit seeds (Halved) & Yellow Cucumber (cubed)

Steaming under process

Mustard seeds, hing, red chilies & curry leaves

Jackfruit seeds & Yellow Cucumber steamed

Tempering underway

Steamed vegetables added to the tempering

Freshly grated coconut added

Jackfruit seed (Bikkanda) Upkari ready to be served

Preparation time:    20 mins
Cooking time:         30 mins
Serves  :                  3-4 persons

Note :

  • You can check the health benefits of Jackfruit seeds here :https://www.netmeds.com/health-library/post/jackfruit-seeds-dont-discard-those-nutty-kernels-yet-read-the-health-reasons-inside
  • This simple dish is not only tasty, and easy to prepare but very healthy too.
  • Check here for my earlier post of Jackfruit seeds (Bikkanda) Koddel

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