Stir-fried ripe jackfruit/ Halasina hannu palya / halasina hannina oggarane

Have tried this unique dish anytime? Or heard at least? I am sure, those who know about unripe jackfruit/ halasina kai palya may not know this! This is a Coastal Karnataka specialty especially during rainy season. It benefits in different ways. Generally, it is believed that eating ripe jackfruit during monsoon after rainfall may cause cold and cough. No worry of cold/ cough if you eat cooked jackfruit during monsoon! Also the shelf life of jackfruit can be increased on cooking. Also it enhances the taste with the hint of oil & spices. The natural sugar caramelizes on cooking which subsequently enriches the taste.
I am sharing here my grandmother’s recipe which makes a perfect evening snack during the season for those who love jackfruit!

Btw, today July 4th is National Jackfruit Day!

Stir-fried ripe jackfruit

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2-3
Cleaned jackfruit bulbs – 20
Coconut oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Dry red chilli – 1 - 2, cut into pieces
Salt – a pinch

Cut jackfruit bulbs into halves and clean by removing seed &other fibrous parts.
In a thick pan, heat oil. Add mustard & cut red chillis. On spluttering, Add cleaned fruit. Sprinkle salt
Cook this covered for few minutes or until soft. Stir occasionally so that it won’t stick to the bottom of pan and result in burning.
If you feel, need some moisture to cook them sprinkle little water.
Serve this hot with evening tea.

Halasina hannu palya

Natural sugar of jackfruit caramelizes resulting in sweet & tasty snack.
If you like more sweet, you can sprinkle little sugar or jaggery as required.

halasina hannina oggarane