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Jackfruit Seeds Halwa

1 Aug

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Panasa Ginjala Halwa.

Jackfruit seeds are used here to make soft halwa. Jackfruit seeds are first cooked till just done. Then the plastic outer layer is removed and the cooked jackfruit seeds are ground into fine paste. In another pot, good amount of milk is reduced till it thickens and the jacfruit seeds paste is cooked along with it. Various dried nuts and spices are added to finish the halwa.
Makes: around 1 1/2 Cups of Jackfruit Seeds Halwa

Ingredients:

Jackfruit Seeds 2 Cups
Sugar 1 Cup or more
Milk 1 1/2 Cup
Green Cardamom 1 Pod
Ghee 1 tsp + 1 tsp if required
Cashews 4
Raisins 8

Method of preparation:

Cut jackfruit seeds into halves.
Pressure cook jackfruit seeds in enough water for 3 whistles or boil them in sufficient water till soft.
Peel off the plastic like skin from cooked jackfruit seeds and roughly chop them.
Grind the jackfruit seeds with enough milk into smooth paste using a spice blender.

Crush green cardamom and remove the dark seeds. Crush the dark seeds into powder and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a small pan on medium heat, add cashews and raisins.
Fry till cashews turn light golden color and remove from heat.
Grease a small dish with ghee and keep aside.

Heat a non stick pot on medium high flame, add milk and bring to boil.
Boil till milk reduces to 1/6 of the original amount or until it starts to come together.
Then stir in ground jackfruit seeds paste, fried cashews, raisins and cardamom powder.
Cook for a minute or until it comes together a bit and stir in sufficient sugar.
Let the sugar caramalize and wait until halwa leaves the sides of the pot.
Add a tsp of ghee if it sticks to the sides of the pot and remove from heat.
Transfer the jackfruit seeds halwa onto the greased dish and let it cool to room temperature.
Cut into small pieces and serve jack fruit seed halwa.
Notes:Don’t overcook jackfruit seeds that they become mushy when lightly pressed.

Suggestions: If jackfruit seeds halwa doesn’t mould, put back on heat and cook for some more time till it comes together.
Variations: Add various nuts like almonds. Pinch of saffron gives a different taste and color.
Other Names: Jack Fruit Seeds Halwa.