Monday, June 23, 2014

Jack Fruit -Rava Sweet Idli

Jack fruit or halasina hannu ( in Kannada) is a seasonal fruit. Most of us love Jackfruit and especially we from Dakshina Kannada, do prepare many many dishes out of Raw Jack Fruit and Fruits when they ripe. Not only enjoy eating Jack Fruits we prepare Payasa (Kheer), Halwa, Kadabu (Idli), papad (from half ripe and fully ripe fruits), sweet pakodas etc. Eating roasted Jackfruit Papad is fun during the rainy seasons. Childhood memories are always sweet when remember that, you feel really missing something now. Though you can not bring back those moments, you just think and cherish the good time. Oh where am I heading to? Hmmm This Jack fruit took me back to my childhood days where I loved and lived in my Doddamma's (my mother's elder sister) house those days. Let me tell youthe process and preparations and what are the benefits we get from Jack Fruits.

Llets see some benefits we get from Jack fruits.
Jack fruit is a sweet and delicious fruit with many health benefits. It contains high amount of carbohydrate and calorie. It is rich in antioxidants and protect us from ageing and degenerative disease.It increases eye vision and protect from cataract. It is a good source of potassium. It also improves bone and skin health. It contain high amount of Vitamin C and it increases immune system function to protect from infections. It also helps to maintain the blood pressure and improve the digestion. Jackfruit contain potassium. Jackfruits is rich in dietary fibers.

Here is a recipe of "JACKFRUITS RAVA SWEET IDLI."    It is tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. We can have these Jackfruits idlis are really good for breakfast for the people who like sweet taste. Very nice dish for evening snack and we can have them for dinner too. Since it is steamed food its good for all age group. We can pack Jackfruit Idli for lunch box or snack box for a change.

Ingredients : 

Jack Fruits : 4 Cups
Rava (Semolina ) : 3 Cups (Medium Sized)
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Pepper Pods : 8 to 10 Pods
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon   
Coconut : 1 Cup or more
Eno Salt : 1 Tea spoon (Heap)

Method :

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
2. Now grind coconut, pepper pods, jeera till coconut is soft and nice.

3. Add Jackfruits and grind nicely till they are soft.
4. Add jaggery and grind till they mix well with dough.

5. Now take a big bowl and pour ground jackfruit mixture to the bowl.
6. Add rava and mix it nicely .
7. Keep a pressure cooker or idli cooker on the fire and put some water at the bottom of the cooker.
8. Apply oil or ghee on each mould of the idli plate.
9. Add Eno to the Rava Jack Fruit mixture and mix it well.
10. Put a spoon of this Eno mixed mixture in the idli plate and arrange the plates.
11. Keep this plates in the pressure cooker, cover the lid and steam for 15 minutes.

12. Put off the fire and open the lid and check idli to know its cooked well.

13. Remove idli from the plate and put it in a serving bowl.

14. Serve with ghee on the top of idli.

Note : 

You can use raw rice instead of Semolina. Rice should be soaked in water for 2 hours and ground with coconut and jackfruit. ( If using rice). Using Rava is a healthy and it is light when eaten. You can use more jackfruits. Adding Eno is optional. Remember if you use more jackfruits do not add Eno. Adding more or less jaggery is also optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Servings : 6    


  1. Replies
    1. Taste good and colour is frim the variety of jackfruit I think ...thanks Sony P

  2. recipe for me...thanks Nalini, its really looks tempting!

    1. Thanks Rani Vijoo..It is tasty and healthy too ..try it out Rani Vijoo..

  3. Thank you Sony P and Rani Vijoo.....