Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jack Fruit Spicy idli. ( Plate Idli ).

Now it is the season for Jack fruits. You can see Jack fruits every where in Karnataka or in whole of India. We love eating jack fruits and in Dakshina Kannada side ( that is South Karnataka) people make use of this Jack fruit or raw jack for cooking. Many dishes like kadabu, dosa, appa,(muluka - a fried item), payasa, Halwa Burfi, chips, Happala and other sweet dishes can be prepared using jack fruits. Jack fruits are turned in to Halwa consistency and kept for using when this fruit is not available. (When the season gets over). As I said before lots and lots of items are prepared using Raw jack or the fruit Jack.

Lets Know some benefits  that we get from using Jack Fruits.

Jack fruit is rich in dietary fiber. Jack fruit has small amount of Vitamin A. It is a good source of antioxidant Vitamin C. It is rich in Vitamin B complex and Vitamin B 6.Fresh fruits are rich with minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron.

Here I have tried some thing from the same thing. One must be wondering, what is that new derived from the same thing..I appreciate my self some times when I get  an idea to prepare some thing new from the same ingredients. Zara hatke. I do go ahead to prepare some dishes and I am 100% sure the try will never go waste. It is also an assurance.

Jack Fruit Spicy Idli is a main dish and we can have them for breakfast, as snack in the evening or for dinner. It is soft and spongy and healthy because I have used Rava (Samolina) instead of rice. I am sure all age group will surely like this dish and the jack fruit lover will surely agree to take Jack fruit idli for his lunch box. It can be packed for Kids in their lunch or snack box.
I have used 2  stainless steel deep plates to prepare idli instead of idli plates.

Ingredients :

Medium size Rava : ( Semolina) : 3 Cups
Jack fruits : 1 Bowl
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Pepper Pods : 1/2 Tea spoon ( 10 to 12)
Green chilly : 1
Coconut : 1 Cup
Ginger : An inch
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Curry Leaves :1 Hand full (10 to 12 )
Salt : to taste.
Eno Salt : 1 Tea spoon

Method :

1. Grate coconut and cut jack fruits in to small.

2. Now grind coconut, curry leaves, ginger, green chilly, jeera, pepper and coriander leaves with little water.
3. Add jack fruits and grind till the mixture is smooth. Add salt and grind for 10 seconds.

4. Put rava in a big bowl.

5. Add ground mixture to the rava bowl and mix it well and leave it for 10 minutes.

6. Apply oil or ghee to the plates and keep it aside.
7. Keep a pressure cooker on the gas stove and put water and a bowl. ( Keep the bowl upside down).
8. Now add Eno salt to the rava jack fruit mixture and mix it well.

9. Pour this mixture to the ready plates and keep in side the pressure cooker and cover its lids.
10. Let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes. (Steaming). Put off the gas.
11. Take out the idli from the plate and put it in a serving bowl. (Cut them into small pieces).

12. Serve Jack fruit Spicy idly with a side dish you have prepared.

13. We can have them without the side dish too. Put a spoon of ghee on the top before serving.
14. We had this for breakfast and ate with honey and ghee. It was delicious.


 You can use idli plates instead of stainless steel plates. You can also add more jack fruits while grinding. Do not add any jaggery to the mixture. Adding Eno salt is optional. ( Adding more coconut and jackfruit helps the idli to be soft). To check whether the idli is completely cooked, pierce a knife edge or spoon. ( if it is not cooked well, inserted spoon or knife edge will be sticky.) Make sure it is cooked well. Idli cooker can be used instead of pressure cooker.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serve : 6


  1. very difrnt ,easy also , i never tasted , shud try when i get jackfruit.
    ripen jackfruit is used or raw also can be used ?

  2. Hello Vibha thanks for the sweet comment ....Its the ripe jack fruit should be used . Try it out and let me know the result..

  3. I like jack fruit very much. We make many things out of it. This is different. Hope to try this soon