Jackfruit Dumplings

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Jackfruit/Halasinahannu/Ponosu – we all know it.   It is one of the large fruits available during summer and early rainy season for about 3 months of a year.  I have already put up Mulika,  Jackfruit patholi,  spicy dosa and payasam (Ghrayi in konkani),  idli. Today I am putting up jackfruit dumplings on Banana leaf.  We call it “Panasa muddho” in Konkani. Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Bombay sujee(Upma sujee) – 1 cup

2. Jackfruit sheyath – 3 cups

3. Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup

4. Jaggery- adjust based on the sweetness of the fruit

5. Banana leaves – a few pieces

6. Dry fruits – a handful (optional)

7. Salt – A pinch

Ingredients of Jackfruit Dumplings

What you do with what you have:

1. Chop jackfruit and seperate the seeds of the sheyaths and keep it aside.  Grate coconut and chop jaggery as well.

2. Grind jack sheyaths, chopped jaggery, grated coconut and salt  in the mixer to a fine consistency without adding water.

Ground mixture of jack, jaggery , salt and coconut

3. Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl and add upma sujee to it and mix well and set it aside for about 15 minutes. Avoid adding water to ensure that it retains the consistency.

                                                                                                    Jackfruit Dumplings mix

4. Place a broad based idli cooking bowl on the flame with 1/2 litre water in it and place it on medium flame. (one can even use cooker for the purpose) In the mean time just place the mixture on the banana leaf lengthwise and close the other end of it and place it in the vessel once it starts boiling.  Repeat the same process for the remaining dough too.  Close it with its lid and steam  for about 20 minutes.  If you are cooking them in the cooker steam them as you would do with idli.

Banana leaves and the dough being placed on the leaf

Jackfruit dumplings being placed in the bowl to steam

5. When cooked enjoy with home made ghee and honey !

Ready to serve Jackfruit Dumplings with honey & ghee

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of dumplings: 10 of above size

Good to remember:

1. One can prepare the ground mixture and keep it in the fridge and add sujee when you steam the dish next morning or any time.

2. One need not add jaggery if the fruit is sufficiently sweet.

3. Adding dry fruits is one’s choice.

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6 thoughts on “Jackfruit Dumplings

    Laavanya ballal said:
    November 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Simply wonderful ‘pelakai gatti'[halasina gatti] recipe, and thanks for the same, dear Pratibha ji.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Hi Lavanya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. I think long time since you are on the blog is it????

        Laavanya ballal said:
        November 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

        Pratibha ji, indeed, thanks to you too, for the response. Hope, you and your family are doing well. I do visit your blogsite regularly – mostly in the evenings at my place- and appreciate all the recipes you have put up there. Once in a while, and here and there on the board I leave my comments, too. May be, you didn’t get to read them all. Btw, how did your Deepavali celebrations go? Hope, you had a great time celebrating the festival.

        prathibalrao responded:
        November 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        Hi Lavanya,

        We are all fine and when are you expected to be in india ?????? We both can meet here when free.

    Priya said:
    November 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    WOw dumplings with jackfruit looks fabulous.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx as always for visiting our blog.

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