Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Raw jackfruits can be cooked in many ways like briyani, kurumaa, masala, vadai, poriyal, varuval etc. This snack, palakkai vadai is very tasty and it is very simple to make. Here is a small tip. When boiling the jackfruit pieces, just boil for a few minutes. It would be immediately cooked. Otherwise it could be cooked in a pressure cooker for one whistle. When grinding it, just run the mixi for a split of second. It will be ground nicely in this way. Do not over-grind it. Then it will be like a paste.

பலாக்காய் வடை


Small raw jackfruit-1
Tuar dal- half cup
Bengal gram- half cup
Red chilies-10
Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- half sp
Chopped onion-1
Chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves- 2 arc


Clean the palakkai, remove the hard outer cover.
Cut it in to big pieces and boil them in clean water until all of them are cooked enough.
Cool them and mash them finely.
Soak the dals in enough water for an hour and then grind them coarsely with the chillies, fennel seeds and salt.
Add the mashed palakkai and the greens.
Mix well the dough and make small balls.
Flatten them in to vadais and fry them in hot oil to golden brown.
Tasty palakkai vadais are ready now!