Jackfruit sweet Idlies

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This is submitted as an entry to the Regional Cuisine of India Contest

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This is submitted as an entry to the Regional Cuisine of India Contest

Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit available only during 3-4 months of a year. In those times we prepare various dishes like the Mulika and Payasam (gharayi). Today I would like to put up sweet idlis which is very popular among the Konkani people. It can even be prepared on the Banana cut leaves if available which is called the Gatti.  This should be eighth in the list of idlies on this blog.

What you need to have:

1. Chopped Jack fruit sheaths – 2 cups

2. Rice sujee – 1 cup

3. Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup

4. Jaggery – Depending upon the sweetness of the fruit

5. Salt – a pinch

6. Cashews, Almonds , Kishmish – a handful

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Ingredients of Jackfruit sweet idlies

What you do with what you have:

1. Clean and chop jack sheaths, chop jaggery, grate coconut and keep it aside.

2. Grind chopped jack sheaths, jaggery, grated coconut in the mixer to a smooth consistency without adding water.

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Ground Jackfruit, coconut & Jaggery mix

3. Transfer ground mix to a bowl and mix rice sujee, salt, dry fruits to it and the homogenous idli mix is here below.

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Homogenous Jackfruit idli mix

4. Grease idli moulds with pure ghee and fill in the idli mix into it and steam it in the cooker for about 30 minutes till done. The steamed idlies are here below.

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Idli moulds filled with dough

Serve hot either pure ghee, Amul butter or Honey.

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Jackfruit idlies with Pure ghee

Number of Idlis: 15

Number of serves: 5 people


11 thoughts on “Jackfruit sweet Idlies

    suparna said:
    July 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

    hi pratibha pacchi,
    I love pansa idli…love it’s aroma and flavour, so tasty..
    The pics are so neat and beautiful. hya panta I preapared it only once and somehow didn’t get the thought of making it once again, hae post polonu asha zattasa 😉 phai zavo para panas hadonu karta. Thanks for the wonderful post.
    Keep rocking!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Suparna,

      Thugele comments paleleri anike chanda kornu present korya monu distha makka!!!! Thanx once again.

    Pavani said:
    July 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wow.. Thats a very interesting dish with jackfruit. Thanks for sharing. One question, when you say rice sooji, is it different from the regular sooji we use for upma.

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 11, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Hi Pavani,

    It is the rice sujee(Rava) which we use for normal idlies but make sure it is not the boiled rice rava but the raw rice rava available in the super markets.

    Priti said:
    July 11, 2009 at 3:55 am

    What an idea…cool…I would never tot abt it…very interesting….thanks for sharing 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 11, 2009 at 4:45 am

      Hi Priti,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. You have a superb blog.

    Ashwini said:
    July 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Pratibha, I am so glad I came across your blog. Great to see konkani recipes here. Keep up the great work.
    I have a suggestion – can you add Feedblitz or other tool so we can get your posts via email? I dont always remember to visit my favorite blogs so having your posts in my inbox would help 🙂
    Good luck!

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 17, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Hi Ashwini,

    Thanx a lot for ur suggestion. Will surely put up soon. I just visited ur blog today and its wonderful!!!! will visit often from now onwards.

    Anu said:
    September 9, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Hi Prathibamai,

    You have a very beautiful blog.. it is so neat and beautiful. I am a konkani and looking at your recipes reminds me of amma. She prepares many things exactly the same way like Ponsa muliku, shevaiy etc. I miss amma a lot. Thanks for this. Amma makes these idlis too. Do you know you can replace the jackfruit with very ripe pumkin and make the same thing. In kerala it is called dudiyache kadamb.


      prathibalrao responded:
      September 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

      Hi Anu,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. I knew hat they prepare the kadamb with Dudhheee(Pumpkin) replacing jackfruit as you wrote. Do visit often and pass on the link to your friends.

    jayasree Mallan said:
    October 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Thanks for posting the konkani dishes on the web. Now i can try sweet ponsa idlis and kadamb also

    lynchburg va

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