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12 Delicious Jackfruit Recipes- Kerala Cuisine

  12 Delicious Jackfruit Recipes- Kerala Cuisine Jackfruit is the most versatile of all tropical fruits. It is a common fruit in Kerala and South India. When in the season, it is considered a staple food. The sheer variety of recipes with jackfruit is quite astounding. No wonder it is known as the official fruit of the Kerala state! Ripe jack fruit has a firm texture and tastes like honey. It adds an exotic taste to desserts. The young or tender jack fruit is used for savory dishes and has a meaty texture. The unripe one has a neutral flavor, and we use it to make mashed jack fruit/puzhukku, and it tastes best with spicy fish curry. The edible part of this fruit is the yellow sheath around the seeds, but when it is unripe it will be white. The outside will be green in color, and the ripe ones will turn light brown with a strong fruity fragrance. Jack fruit has recently gained much interest as a plant-based meat alternative. It is starchy and rich in fiber. It is rich in antioxidants, v

Unniappam Recipe/ Sweet Rice Fritters - Kerala Snack

Unni appam Recipe/ Sweet Rice Fritters   Unni appam is a cute, fun treat that you cannot stop munching. They are deep-fried, delightful sweet bites and are a popular delicacy in Kerala. There is a centuries-old tradition of making unni appam or neyyappam during festivals like Onam and Vishu or as an offering in temples. However, they are also perfect for the rest of the year, and they are popular tea-time snacks. Unni appam contains rice flour, jaggery, banana, and coconut bits, adds flavor and a delightful crunch. They are a blast to make, and fitters are delicious, and  I am sure you will love them too! Unni appam is an old-fashioned tea-time snack. It is a snack I grew up eating and it always has a homey feel to it. If you are new to unni appam, the shape is because it is cooked in a special pan. Unni appam chatti or Appa karal is the characteristic pan used made of cast-iron or bell metal. It comes with multiple half-spherical moulds. The batter has a thick pouring consistency and

Chakka pazham Aval Payasam- Jack fruit Pudding/Payasam

   Chakka pazham Aval Payasam- Jack fruit Pudding/Payasam   Do you like pudding with Jack fruit? Today's recipe is a bowl of fruity goodness that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. It is creamy rich, dessert made with aval/poha/beaten rice, jack fruit, and milk. Ripe jack fruit has a distinctive fruity aroma and is sweet like honey. Jack fruit is one fruit that makes me super excited, and I love trying different recipes with it. My mom makes a breakfast pudding that is not overly sweet, with ripe jack fruit, coconut milk, and rice dumplings. It is one of those simple, homey recipes that make you nostalgic, and you keep coming back to it time and again. This payasam was inspired by that traditional recipe and is a delightful treat that you can serve on special occasions. Jack fruit is now in season, and there is no better time to try this payasam/pudding. Jack fruit adds an exotic taste to payasam, and you're in for a treat! Chakkapazham payasam has the beautiful fra