Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Halasina Appa (Jackfruit appa)

Though my native is not south canara, I am influenced by South Canara recipes so much that people keep asking me whether I am from Mangalore/Udupi. I am from Chikmagalur (Karnataka, India) & my husband is from South Canara (Udupi). This is how I came under the influence of south canara recipes & I have learnt all these recipes after my wedding. I have learnt these from my mom-in-law, my hubby's relatives, my co-sister and so on. But, whenever I visit his village, I feel, I know nothing about south canara recipes.
Ok, here is the recipe of another south canara delicacy passed over to me on phone :)

2 cups jackfruit deseeded & finely chopped
2 cups raw rice
¾ cup jaggery/brown sugar
¼ cup grated coconut
1 pinch salt
1 medium pinch of baking soda
1 tbsp oil


  • Soak the rice in warm water for about 3-4 hours.
  • Grind the rice, jackfruit & jiggery. The batter should be of dropping consistency (like normal idli batter).
  • Let the batter rest for 2 hours.
  • Add baking soda, salt & mix well. Add 2-3 drops of oil to the mould, pour spoonful of batter on to the paddu/guliyappa/gundpongalu mould & cook on a slow flame on both sides until each side turns golden brown.

Variation: This batter can be used for preparing deep fried appas too. Just make the batter little thick & pour spoonful of batter in hot oil & deep fry till it turns golden brown

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