Aug 21, 2011

Keerla Neeli Sukke

Ingredients :

Tender bamboo shoots only - 1 to 2
Jackfruit seeds - 10 to 15
Grated coconut - 2 cups
Fried red chillies - 6 to 7
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Tamarind - A little
Mustard seeds - 1/2 rsp
Curry leaves - 1 strip
Oil - 2 tsps
Salt - To taste
Jaggery - 1 small piece
Water - 2 cups

Method :

Chop only tender bamboo shoots into small pieces.  Chop jackfruit seeds into small pieces. Cook tender bamboo shoots into small pieces for 10 minutes by adding 1 cup water. Pressure cook jackfruit seed pieces by adding 1 cup water till 3 to 4 whistles.
Fry urad dal by adding a tsp oil.
Grind grated coconut + fried red chillies + tamarind into a coarse paste. Then add fried urad dal to it and grind again into a medium smooth paste ( masala ).
In a deep bottomed kadai put a tsp of oil and heat it. Then add mustard seeds. When it begins to crackle, add curry leaves. Then add the prepared masala and stir for 2 minutes. Then add cooked tender bamboo shoot pieces, cooked jackfruit seed pieces and mix evenly so that the masala gets coated. Add salt and jaggery. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes by stirring frequently as there may be risk of getting burnt. 
Serve hot with white rice and dal.

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