Jackfruit seeds Halwa | Jackfruit seeds Halwa Recipe with step by step photos | Halasina Beejada Halwa | Jackfruit seeds recipes
During every summer we enjoy the seasonal crop – Jackfruit. One can see this fruit heaped up everywhere! The best part is, it is edible in all its stages. Tender raw ones go for sabzi, curry etc, matured raw ones for chips and then comes the ripe fruit. Even the seeds of the fruit are not thrown off (YES !! ..you read it right). They too can be used in many delicacies…So today I have for you all ” Jackfruit Seeds Halwa / Halasina beejada Halwa “- a tasty, delicious dessert made from Jack fruit seeds. Next time before you throw away the jack fruit seeds … I am sure you would want to try this simple recipe….. You will definitely love this easy Jackfruit seeds halwa recipe.
This dish I got saw in one Facebook page Bhat n Bhat. I was really impressed with this unique halwa and wanted to try sometime. I am glad, I did one fine day. Tweaked few ingredients as per my likings and was super hit.
If you happen to visit my native in this season, each house will surely offer you something made from Jack fruit. With almost every house, having a jackfruit tree in its backyard, this fruit’s part and parcel of their life. I have already shared few jackfruit dishes here like Jackfruit Mulik, jackfruit sambar, Jackfruit Stir fry etc.
If you love jackfruit like me,I am sure you will love its seeds too. Once cut, the seeds would be separated, washed and dried for 2-3 days & they are ready to use.
Jackfruit seeds are very rich in digestible starch, protein and minerals. Since in my home we all love these seeds, every year the seeds are gathered from the ripe fruit, sun-dried on a separate plate or newspaper sheet and later used in making gravies, stir fry, vada etc. I love to eat it as a snack too by roasting or steaming it. The seeds have a buttery texture and slightly sweetish taste. After separating it from fruit, its washed nicely, spread on a sheet and sun-dried. Once Dried, the outer white skin is peeled and stored in the freezer to use as when required.
Our ancestors used to preserve the jack seeds by covering them with mud and store them dried for 8-10 months or until next season. During monsoon , when no other veggies are available in villages, a thing like these would come to rescue.
With seeds, I have shared before Jack seeds chutney powder, jack seeds stir fry and can make Jack seeds rasam and today its time for another traditional dish. So next time you buy jackfruit and are about to throw the seeds, you know what to make !! Here you go …
JACKFRUIT SEEDS HALWA | HALASINA BEEJADA HALWA
- 25-30 nos Jackfruit Seeds
- 1 cup Jaggery
- 4 tsp Ghee
- few Cashew nuts
- 2 nos Cardamom powder / elaichi
- Wash and sundry Jack seeds for 3-4 days. This helps to peel off the plasticy white skin better .Peel off the white skin
- Transfer jackfruit seeds to cooker. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles adding little water. Let them cool completely ..keep aside.
- Meanwhile, prepare jaggery syrup. Take jaggery in a thick pan and add 1/2 cup water.
- Let the jaggery melt and form a thin syrup...Just a one string syrup is fine. Turn off the flame and let it cool completely.
- Transfer cooled boiled jack seeds, jaggery syrup and cardamom into a mixie/blender. Add 3-4 tbsp of water.
- Blend to a very fine paste.
- Transfer the jackseed jaggery paste to a Kadai. Add 2 -3 tsp ghee. Keep the flame medium. Mix everything well . Keep mixing until the halwa starts leaving its sides.
- After 3-4 minutes you will see that the mixture has started to thicken. At this stage, add remaining 2 tsp ghee and few cashew pieces. Combine everything and keep mixing.
- Once the mixture starts leaving the surface and becomes a single mass .. it's done. This will take hardly 10 mins.
- Grease a plate with ghee and transfer the halwa to the plate. Spread the mixture evenly using a spatula and smoothen the surface.Let the halwa cool completely. Unmould and cut into desired shape.
- Tasty and soft jackfruit seeds halwa is ready to relish. Stays good for 3-4 days in the fridge.
- Do try and enjoy !!