Monday, October 27, 2008

Gujje Palya (Raw JackFruit Stir-fry)

Here I come with one more gujje recipe..Today, we had called up to India and my husband had an interesting conversation with his aunt regarding this downpour of gujje dishes...

Hubby: Hello Auntie
Aunt: Hello, How are you? what did you have for breakfast?
Hubby: Oh aunt! dont ask me about food..we are having gujje dishes from last 15 days (so mean of him..it is only from last 2-3 days :((( )
Aunt: what? last 15 days!!!! what all dishes did she prepare?
Hubby: Gujje palya, Gujje dosa, Gujje Sambar, Gujje Avial, Gujje Rice, Gujje kosambari.....
Aunt: what? Gujje Rice, Gujje Kosambari ![ @#%#$@ - i am guessing this will be the expression on her face]
Hubby: Yes auntie..we are forced to eat such illegal things...
Aunt: Give the phone to her..let me talk to her...

Me: Hello auntie..you wanted to talk to me?
Aunt: Hello..How are you? BTW, can you please share the recipes for gujje rice and Gujje kosambari? Infact, I have already asked my son to browse through your blog to search for these recipes..by now, i think he must have found out....
Me: oh Auntie..hold on (cursing my hubby)...dont go by his words...he is exaggerating things..you being an expert, I have learnt the recipes from you & mom-in-law, how can there be a recipe of gujje that you dont know!! There is no such thing as gujje rice or gujje kosambari..he is trying to make fun of me for my gujje dishes...i have prepared only few of them..that too, I am the only person eating these dishes..those two (my hubby and my son) have stopped eating these gujje dishes from the first day itself....

So, she hung up

This conversation made me even more determined :)..so, here is my next gujje recipe...this time, there was no other choice...both my hubby and my son had to eat this...donno whether they liked it or not....at least i didn't have the courage to find it out..

So, here is the recipe of gujje palya ( a slightly different palya than the normal stir-frys)

Ingredients:
1 cup gujje / raw jackfruit finely chopped(tender green jackfruit)
2-3 tbsp grated coconut (fresh/frozen)
1 tsp mustard seeds/saasive
1 tsp huli pudi/amchur powder/gooseberry powder
1 pinch turmeric powder/haldi/arisina
2 red chillies
salt according to taste
1tbsp coconut oil (normal cooking oil can also be used)
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
4 curry leaves

Method:

  • Cook the raw jackfruit until tender by adding little salt (Can pressure cook for 1-2 whistles)
  • In a broad kadai, add oil, when oil is hot, add jeera, turmeric & curry leaves
  • To this, add the cooked jackfruit, amchur powder & salt.
  • Make a smooth paste of coconut, mustard seeds, red chillies by adding little water.
  • Add this paste to the cooked jackfruit, mix well & cook the whole mixture for 4-5 mins.
  • Gujje palya is ready to be served. Can have this with chapathi, rice.
My entry for 'Challenge event' by Iyengar's Kitchen(Veda).