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Bikand thallale/ Jackfruit seeds fritters

Hello dear readers! Today I’m going to share one more summer / monsoon recipe. Jackfruit is abundant during summer in Mangalore. Most of the independent houses have a tree or there are friends or relatives who share the crop. We g.s.b’s reserve the jackfruit seeds/Bikand  throughout the year and use it as required. One favourite dish is ‘Bikkand thallale’  which is nothing but Jackfruit seeds fritters. This makes a great party snack and are very addictive. Aayi would make this often especially during monsoon season.

Ingredients:

Jackfruit seeds – 10

Chilly powder – 2 tsp approx

Asafoetida powder – 2 pinches

Besan – 1tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Rice flour – as much needed to coat, 2 tbsp approx

Salt- to taste

Oil – to deep fry

Method:

  1. Cut jackfruit seeds into two and remove the skin.
  2. Take a pressure cooker, add seeds with just enough water and salt to taste .
  3. Don’t add more water.
  4. Take 2 whistles, simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Switch off the flame .
  6. Once the pressure releases, drain the jackfruit seeds.
  7. You may reserve the boiled stock and use it in the curries.
  8. Take it in a bowl, add chilly powder, hing, besan and haldi powder .
  9. Check for salt and add if required.
  10. Heat oil.
  11. Coat the jackfruit seeds in rice flour and deep fry until crisp.
  12. Serve it hot.

About SaiGeetha Pai

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

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