Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Palakkai Kootu Recipe-Raw Jackfruit Kootu

We have a big jackfruit tree in our backyard. So every time during jackfruit season, I make many dishes with jackfruit. This kootu is easy to make and tastes similar to vazhaipoo kootu. I have shared an easy method to clean raw jackfruit, so do check that before making this dish. Today we will learn how to make South Indian style palakkai kootu following this easy recipe.

Raw Jackfruit Kootu-Palakkai Kootu

Palakkai Kootu-Raw Jackfruit Kootu

Palakkai Kootu-Raw Jackfruit Kootu

 Prep Time : 30 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Jackfruit
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Raw Jackfruit - 2 cups chopped
   Tur dal - 1/3 cup
   Tamarind - Gooseberry sized ball
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   Roast and grind

   Bengal gram dal/chana dal - 1 tbsp
   Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
   Red Chillies - 2
   Raw Rice - 1/2 tsp
   Coconut - 3 tbsp

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Red Chilli - 1
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Heat 1/2 tsp of oil and fry bengal gram (kadalai paruppu in Tamil), coriander seeds, red chilli and raw rice on medium heat, stirring continuously until dal turn light golden brown. Turn off the heat, add grated coconut and fry in the heat of the pan.

Once it cools, grind it to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

ground masala paste for kootu

Soak tamarind in hot water for 20 minutes. Extract a cup of tamarind juice. Discard the pulp.

Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder until soft. Mash it well and keep it aside.

Cut raw jackfruit and keep it ready. Check out my easy method to cut raw jackfruit. (in this method we cook jackfruit and then only chop it), so do check my method to cut raw jackfruit before proceeding to the next step).

We have kept the chopped cooked jackfruit, tamarind extract, ground paste and dal ready. Now making this kootu is a breeze.

preparation for palakkai kootu


In a pan, add the cooked and chopped jackfruit, turmeric powder and tamarind extract.

how to make palakkai kootu

Cook on medium heat until the raw smell of the tamarind goes.

raw jackfruit recipe

Add the cooked dal, ground paste, a cup of water and mix well.

Raw Jackfruit Kootu recipe

Boil on medium heat for a few minutes, stirring from time to time until the kootu becomes a homogeneous mixture.

Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves. When dal turns golden brown, add it to the kootu.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice and papads or as an accompaniment for rasam or sambar or curd rice.

Palakkai Kootu Recipe

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  1. Hi Padhu, I am a great fan of all your recipes, I just love them.

    Just one query, I have noticed that you use only mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and red chillies for tempering or seasoning for almost all the seasonings. We always include 1/2 teaspoon or less of cummin seeds for all our seasonings. Any specific reason for you to avoid cummin for seasoning?

    1. For South Indian stlye I add only mustard seeds, dal and curry leaves. You can add jeera seeds if you like. I add it mostly for dal and other North Indian dishes. There are no hard and fast rules in cooking. It is all your wish.

    2. Thanks you for liking my website and recipes. Happy to know that you found Padhuskitchen useful.

  2. Lovely recipe - first time I made a dish with raw jack fruit . Came out so well .


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