Jackfruit is one of the nutritious fruits and I consider it as super fruit as it is really good in filling stomach with many important nutrients. Jackfruit seed is no different in terms of nutritional benefits which is generally thrown away/ wasted in our place. Though many people like jackfruit, the seeds are highly ignored. Except few items such as curries, holige, laddoo (that too rarely made) they aren’t used much.
Being rich in carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, minerals and other micro nutrients they can be healthier options for daily meals especially can be used for food safety in poor countries where there is scarcity of food. Jackfruit seed is our family favorite and I am always ready to try anything with it.
Now, jackfruit is given the title of state fruit of Kerala and lots of researches & trials happening with it and number of dishes being made and highly appreciated by the consumers too. Recently when I have come across the Jackseed milkshake post of Shree Padre, Journalist & Rain Water Harvesting expert (Adike patrike’s ‘Neeringisona’ fame), I could not wait anymore to try that out. Fortunately I had few jackfruit seeds (about 10) in my pantry in this lock down time! So tried it in my kitchen, the taste is just wow. It is delicious, nutritious & satisfying on tummy and not to mention a big hit at home. You can call it milkshake or kheer or smoothie, anything you like... Process of making milkshake isn’t difficult too. I understood from Shree Padre that it is a big hit in Kerala/ internet world too. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.
Please check Jackfruit seed halwa recipe here.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 glasses
Jackfruit seeds(seeds collected from ripe fruit) – 6-8
Chilled milk – 1 glass
Chilled Water (water + ice cubes) – 1 glass
Jaggery powder – 2-3 tbsp, adjust to taste
Cardamom powder – a pinch (optional)
- De-husk jackfruit seed. That is, remove the thick plastic like skin covering the seed. Retain the brown thin coating of the seeds.
- Wash, cut into halves and pressure cook with sufficient water (about 1 glass). It may require 5-6 whistles depending on the freshness of the seed. It should be cooked very soft.
- Once done, set aside until pressure is released & cooled down to room temperature or little warmer.
- Now take cooked seeds, jaggery, and cardamom powder in a mixer / blender jar. Grind to smooth paste adding water as required. You can use the water in pressure cooker which is used for cooking seeds so that nutrients are not discarded.
- When it is smooth without any chunks (you can have few chunks if you like, I like that way), add cold milk and blend very well once so that everything is combined well into milkshake.
- Transfer to the serving glass & serve with added ice cubes (optional).
- You can add dates soaked in water (or dates syrup) instead jaggery as sweetener.
- Leaving few chunks of jackfruit seed in milkshake gives nice texture and gives you the feel of kheer.
- This is very filling milkshake, so better served in the morning hours or with breakfast.
- Milk can be replaced with coconut milk to make the vegan version of this milkshake.