Monday, November 14, 2005

The Exotic Jackfruit!!

Fruity Expressions !



Mere sight of exotic fruits can be appetising---Surprisingly ever since I decided to go blogging the subject of cooking is demanding more attention than it has ever before-- even though cooking is an everyday necessity when done with enthusiasm it becomes a delightful work of expression more so if it's loaded with exotic fruits-----It makes an impact upon not just one of our senses ,but it makes an impact upon all five of them as in my picture, which speaks for itself!


The tropical Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world.The yellowish pulp tastes a bit like banana. The seeds too are edible & can be boiled and eaten.


Appetising Jackfruit Salad & payasam(kheer)







Jackfruit Salad :

4cups fresh jackfruit sliced or chopped.
Juice of one lime
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2cup golden raisins
1tbsp low fat cream
1 cup toasted walnuts ( optional )
chat masala (available at indian stores)& salt to taste.

In a large mixing bowl, combine jackfruit, limejuice, coconut, raisins and low fat cream. After combining all ingredients, toss in chat masala & salt according to your taste. Add and mix in toasted walnuts just before serving. Yummy Jackfruit salad is done.

NOTE: Place walnuts on a cookie sheet, single layer, and toast for 5 minutes.




Jackfruit payasam:


Ingredients:

Finely chopped jackfruit sections-10 to 12
Aromatic Rice flour-1tbsp
Coconut milk -1 cup
Cardamom pwd- 1 tsp
Jaggery- 1 cup


Method:

Heat jaggery in 2 cups water. Add jackfruit & cook till the fruit softens. Add rice flour paste & cook. Add coconut milk & cardamom. Bring to boil & remove from the heat.Serve hot or cold.