Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bread Fruit (Beru / Deevi Halasu) Chakke Paladya | ಬೇರು (ದೀವಿ) ಹಲಸಿನ ಚಕ್ಕೆ ಪಳದ್ಯ

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Bread fruit, which in Kannada is generally known as Beru halasu or Deevi halasu. It is one of the commonly used vegetables in Malnad areas. Sambar (Curry) prepared from this veggie tastes delicious. We can also prepare tasty chips, paapads, bhajjis and podis using Bread fruit. I have tasted varieties of Bread fruit dishes since childhood, but Chakke Paladya using this veggie was new to me. My mom prepared this particular curry sometime back and I liked it a lot. So, here is the recipe of Bread Fruit Chakke Paladya for you..

Preparation time: 35-40 min
Serves: 5 - 6

Bread fruit - 1/2 cut
Lemon - 1 1/2 (according to taste)
Green chillies – 2 to 3 (according to taste)
Water 4 - 5 cups
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Seasoning: 1 tsp oil, 3/4 tsp mustard seeds, pinch of asafoetida, 1 strand of curry leaves.

Peel off the skin and core part of the bread fruit. Make medium sized pieces.
Take a pan and add water, salt, lemon juice, slit green chillies. Once the water starts getting hot, add the bread fruit pieces and cook till soft.
Take out one cup of cooked pieces and allow to cool. Make a fine paste of  the same once its completely cool.
Add the prepared paste to the cooked mixture and bring to boil. Switch off the flame after 5 minutes.
Heat oil for seasoning and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Put it into the Chakke Paladya mixture.
Enjoy this tasty curry with hot rice!


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