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Ponsa Idli / Jackfruit idli /Ponsa Muddo

Ponsa idli or jackfruit idli is a sweet idli prepared often during summer and monsoon  during the jackfruit season . Though it contains loads of calories , Amma says all seasonal fruits and vegetables must be consumed atleast in small quantities as it has its own benefits  . Amma prepares the jackfruit conserve with jaggery and stores it throughout the year so that one can enjoy its delicacies whenever we wish . I had shot the picture last year but somehow could not make it to share it in the space . There are  many delectable delicacies prepared with jackfruit . We can prepare this idli in  turmeric leaves or plantain leaves as it infuses its  aroma and it is called as ‘Ponsa muddo’ . My granny used to prepare this in red champa ( red frangipani ) tree leaves . For Ponsa gharai   refer ‘ here ‘  and for ponsa mulik refer ‘ here ‘.

Recipe adapted from : Amma


Ingredients :

Ripe jackfruit /Ponusu – 2 cups

Grated coconut – handful

Salt – a pinch

Jaggery – 1 1/2 cups or to taste

Idli rawa –  1/2 cup approx

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp


  1. Blend jackfruit , coconut and jaggery together to a paste .
  2. Wash idli rawa and squeeze the water completely .
  3. Take a bowl , add jackfruit paste,  idli rawa ,salt and cardamom powder ..
  4. Adjust the jaggery according to the sweetness of the jackfruit .
  5. Make  a thick batter .
  6. Grease idli cups and add a ladle of batter .
  7. Alternatively you may add the batter in turmeric or plantain leaves .
  8. Steam it in a steamer for 20 minutes .
  9. Serve it hot with ghee or home made butter .

Glimpse of jackfruit at our place :








About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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