Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Jackfruit Fritters. (ಹಲಸಿನ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ಮುಳುಕ)

JackFruit is a seasonal fruit, and I don't have to say its most people's favourite Fruit. Its rich flavour pulls us to have and wait for the jackfruit season. Varieties of dishes can be prepared using jackfruits and even raw jack as vegetable.
Here is a Muluka/Fritters recipe,  as we call it in Kannada. Muluka means fried dish with jack fruit. It is very famous in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Malnad area. Jackfruits and the dishes with jackfruits are done throughout the season and enjoyed it thoroughly. Jackfruits kadubu (Idli), dosa, guli appa, halva, payasam, even icecream etc are some to name. But there are so many other dishes which we prepare and njoy.
Lets see some benefits of having Jackfruits.
Jackfruit is rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber and protein. They do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats and full of calories. They are rich source of antioxidants and good for skin and bones health. They also protect us from aging skin, wrinkles, infections. They help to increase immunity and protect us from cold, cough and flu.
This is an easy recipe since I have used rice flour. One must use fine rice flour or Jack fritters might turn hard. No need of worrying about the dough turn loose. (More watery). You can adjust the thickness of the dough.
Lets see the recipe now:

Ingredients :

JackFruits : 1 big bowl ( 15 to 20 fruits)
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tablespoons full
Rice Flour : 2 Cups
Salt : a pinch
Oil : One cup (To fry)

Method :

1. Grate coconut and powder jaggery. Cut jackfruits into thin pieces. It helps to grind the fruits easily.
2. Grind jackfruits and coconut without using any water.

3. Add jaggery and grind again. Let it mix well with jackfruit mixture.
4. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a big bowl. Add a pinch of salt.
5. Add rice flour and mix it well and prepare thick dough. (It should be thicker than idli dough)

6. Keep a frying pan on the fire. Add oil and heat.

. Now take a handful of jackfruit dough and leave small portions in the hot oil.
8. Fry on medium and low flame. Fry on both sides till they turn golden brown.
9. Remove from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue to absorb extra oil.

10. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
11. You can serve hot Muluka with ghee or honey.
12. You can serve them when they are cool or hot.

Note :

Remember not to add any water while grinding. If the dough turns you can add little more rice flour. Do not add any cooking soda or any oil to the dough. It the fruits contains more water, the dough might turn little watery. So add rice flour to thicken the dough. Watery dough may absorb more oil and you will not enjoy the mulukas since it contain more oil. Frying them in coconut oil is optional and traditional. (I have use Safola Green). One must remember to use the fresh Jackfruits. Normally very small mulukas are prepared because it is easy to prepare and fast to cook.
Time : 30 Minutes (If the fruits are ready)
Serves : 5 to 6 . (According to the size)

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