Friday, 24 June 2011

Panasa manji bhaja with mustard paste ( Jackfruit seeds sukhi bhajI)

Know What You eat: 

The seeds would give you around 135 kcal/ 100 gms. It is a rich source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamins like vitamin A, C and certain B vitamins, and minerals like calcium, zinc, and phosphorous. They contain lignans, isoflavones, saponins, that are called phytonutrients and their health benefits are wide-ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive, anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, etc. Jackfruit seed powder has the ability to relieve discomfort due to indigestion. Boiled Jackfruit seeds are a very tasty and nutritious snack. Boiled Jackfruit seeds can be used as an alternative to potatoes. Jackfruit seeds, which appeal to all tastes, may be boiled or roasted and eaten, or boiled and preserved in syrup like chestnuts. They can be canned in brine, in curry, and, like baked beans, in tomato sauce. They can also be included in curried dishes.. Here’s a nice recipe you can try out:


Jackfruit seeds- 200 gm
 Potato -2 nos
Chopped onion-1 lagre size
Mustard seed s-2 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tpsp
Green chillies -1-2 as per your taste
Red chilly powder- 1/2tsp
Garlic -5-6 cloves
Ginger piece 1’’
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
1tsp Panch phutan (mix of  Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds ,saunf )

Oil 1-2 tbsp

Make a fine paste of mustard seeds,green chillies, ginger and garlic cloves .Peel off the outerskin of Jackfruit seeds and cut it into pieces.Make “D” shape slices of potato.
Heat oil in a kadai add panch phutan & allow spluttering .Then add chopped onions.when the onions turned to golden brown in colour. add red chilly powder,haldi .stir for some time about 1-2 min..Then add mustard paste stir for about 2-3 min.add about 1 ½ cup of water. When water starts boiling add potatoes, jackfruit seeds & salt.Cover the kadai with a lid and allow to cook for 5-10 mins till the water dries out & gravy becomes thick.Fry it till it becomes golden brown. Serve hot with rice.

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