Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bikkanda Saaru (Jackfruit Seed Soup)

Bikkanda Saaru is a simple soup made using jackfruit seeds. Recently we got a huge piece of jackfruit. We enjoyed every bit of it. I also made sure to save every seed. I am a huge fan of jackfruit seed. I like it cooked in salted water. But this time I had many seeds and hence wanted to try something new so that I can post it on my blog. When I told about this to my mother she mentioned me about this saaru (soup). I was very excited to try it. The recipe was very simple and required only few ingredients.

It turned out very tasty as I thought and we enjoyed it with rice and sanna khotto. Do give this a try and enjoy it on a cold rainy day :-)

  • Jackfruit seeds, chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli - 1-2
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - A big pinch
  • Oil - 1-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Salt - To taste


Peel the jackfruit seeds and cut into small pieces.

Now transfer it into a pressure cooker with 1 inch of water and salt. Cook it for three whistles.

Once the cooked jackfruit seeds cool, blend it to get a smooth paste (add little water while grinding). 

Now, mix this paste along with the water left in the cooker. Add additional amount of water to get the desired consistency (I kept it medium thick). Now add asafoetida, chopped green chilli and salt (if required). Bring it to a boil. Then turn off the heat. Finally add in the seasoning.

For Seasoning : Heat oil. Once hot, add in the mustard seeds. After it pops add in the broken red chilli pieces and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and turn off the heat. Mix it with the above prepared mixture.
Bikkanda Saaru is ready!!

Serve it hot along with rice. Above measurement serves three people.

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