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Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer

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Payasam is a must in all tamil festival offerings and meals, may be a festival, family function. Usually I used to prepare a Tamil Vegetarian meals that I serve in Banana leaf for Tamil New Year, but this year thought of curating a special dish for Tamil New Year.

Here came the concept “Mukkani” in my mind, Mukkani means Tri-Fruit. In Tamil literature, Mukkani / Tri-Fruit refers to Mangoes, Jack fruit and Bananas. As these fruits are seasonal and available all together at this summer, thought of preparing a dessert with these fruits which resulted in my MUKKANI PAYASAM / TRI-FRUIT KHEER.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Mukkani Payasam is a rich, delicious, flavorful and heavenly dish that can be served as a dessert in meals or as an offering to God. Give a try, as these fruits will available only in this summer, don’t miss it…

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Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer

Ingredients:

  • Mango – ½ no
  • Jack Fruit – 3 nos
  • Banana – 1 no (big)
  • Milk – ½ litre (full fat milk)
  • Raw rice – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos

Making of Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer –

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop half the quantity of mango and banana, de-seed the jack fruit and grind these all together to a fine paste with a tbsp of milk.
  • Finely chop the leftover mangoes, banana and jack fruit (lengthwise) and keep it aside.
  • Grind the rice to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • Boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel, add the cardamom powder once the milk got boiled.
  • Add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and let it boil.
  • Cook in low flame until the rice boils completely and milk reduces to half the quantity.
  • Meanwhile heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a small kadai, roast the cashew nuts and raisins until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Remove it to a bowl.
  • Pour the leftover ghee/clarified butter to the same kadai, roast the finely chopped fruits (banana, jack fruit and mangoes) until they turn golden brown.
  • Once the rice is boiled, add sugar followed by the roasted cashew nuts and raisins along with the ghee/clarified butter, give a stir and cook in low flame for 2 mins.
  • Turn of the flame, add the roasted fruits, give a stir.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot or bring it to room temperature, refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with roasted fruits before you serve.

Jack Fruit Pancake Balls

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Nowadays I feel my works getting more and more tighten, as the kids grew up with the stuffs like their home works and their naughtiness (must to mention). When both of them are back from school, these kids have a sweet tooth and want something for their snack – mainly focused on sweets or bakes.

I thought of preparing pancake with jack fruit, but my daughter asked me why don’t you prepare pancake in appe pan (kuzhipaniyaram kadai), it would be easy for me hold and eat. This resulted in the making of Jackfruit Pancake balls – an after school or back to home snack.

It was too soft and fluffy. Give a try not only for kids but also for the people from work would enjoy having this. I felt it just like munch when they move here and there all over the house. Let me share the recipe…

It’s Friday and taking it to Fiesta Friday #124 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Serves: 5 persons

1 cup = 160 ml

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Jack fruit – 7 nos
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt  – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Take the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a wide mouth bowl, mix them well.
  • Bring the butter to room temperature. Deseed the jack fruits and grind them along with sugar to a fine paste with little water.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour, pour in buttermilk, jack fruit puree and 2 tbsp butter. Mix them all together with a spoon.
  • Add in little water if the batter is too thick (it should be in pancake consistency).
  • Heat the appe pan, drizzle little butter in all the holes, pour in the batter (fill the holes) and drizzle little butter, cover and cook for 2 mins.
  • Swap the sides of the pancake balls and cook for another 2 min or until it turns golden brown.
  • Remove from the kadai.

Yum

Serve hot with Maple syrup.

Jack Fruit 365 event at Grand Mercure, Bangalore

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Got an invite for Jack Fruit 365 event, liked each and every second of the event, with loads of information and heavenly breakfast with variety of dishes.

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When almost 95% of people likes Jack fruit to the core, there are another 5% who doesn’t like Jack fruit because of the texture and smell and I would say I am one among them. But this event was one such magical event, which made longing for the jack fruit, as we had a whole breakfast (south Indian style).

Moreover the most important thing here is about Mr. Joseph James, a blogger and now a founder and Brand Ambassador of Jack Fruit 365. He explained us about the health benefits of Jack fruits in an ease way that anyone could understand. Jack Fruit mentioned here is not the absolute Jack fruit, they pick out the jack fruit just 2 days before they ripe, de-seeded, sliced and dried, then use it in the form of flour.

He said that Jack Fruit can be consumed in different ways such as fruit, vegetable and meat. This stage of jack fruit has loads of health benefits, which people can consume all over the year (365 days). This can be consumed in the form of flour, these dried jack fruit junks are grounded to fine powder and sieved. Later used in almost all the dishes like idly, kuzhipaniyaram (rice buns), dosa, poori, bonda, pancake, bread toast, chutneys and so on in the ratio of 1:3, where 1 refers to the jack fruit flour and 3 refers to the ordinary flour or batter used for the dish.

Health benefits of Jack fruit: It is a low calorie, high fibre fruit and low in glycemic, which is good for people with diabetics as it slowly reduces the diabetics and helps a lot in weight loss, also he says that consuming jack fruit daily will increase the life span for almost 10 years.

Chef. Sridhar Sigatapu of Grand Mercure, prepared a heavenly breakfast (south Indian style) with the Jack Fruit. I was very happy as this meet was very informative and heavenly with a variety dishes for breakfast. We had Idly, Poori, Upma, Bonda, Kuzhipaniyaram, Pancake, Bread toast, Appam, a sweet gravy, waffles, kabab, smoothie, Dosa. Let me share the food pictures…

Thanks a lot for the invite Mr. Joseph James and Grand Mercure for making this possible. Also as a gift we all got a gift hamper with a packet of Jack fruit junks and recipe book.