Kathal Pakoda, Jackfruit cutlets
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
 
Jackfruit is a perfect snack for light hunger. It is healthier to eat and perfect to serve as a starter. It is scrumptious to eat and has a lip-smacking taste.
Ingredients
  • Jackfruit - 500 gms
  • Chickpea flour - 1 cup (100 gms)
  • Rice flour - ½ cup (75 gms)
  • Green chilli - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Mango powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam masala - ½ tsp
  • Carom seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida - ½ pinch
  • Salt - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. - Take 500 gms of peeled jackfruit.
  2. - Wash it and chop it into smaller sized pieces.
  3. - Add it in the cooker to boil after the chopping process.
  4. - Add a ½ cup of water, a ¾ teaspoon of salt and a ½ pinch of asafoetida to it.
  5. - Mix them well and boil till the first whistle blows.
  6. - Switch off the flame after the first whistle has blown.
  7. - Wait till the pressure inside the cooker releases.
  8. - Open the lid after its pressure has released.
  9. - Jackfruit has become soft, it has boiled.
  10. - Drain it out on a strainer to filter from the water.
  11. - Preheat oil to fry the Pakora on the medium flame.
  12. - Take 1 cup of chickpea flour in a bowl for the paste.
  13. - Add a ½ cup of rice flour, a ¾ teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of water to it for preparing the thicker paste.
  14. - While stirring it to dissolve all lumps in it.
  15. - Add 2 finely chopped green chillies, ¼ teaspoon of crushed carom seeds, 1.5 teaspoons of red chilli powder, 1.5 teaspoons of coriander powder, ½ teaspoon of mango powder, ½ teaspoon of Garam Masala to it and mix all the ingredients well.
  16. - Add a tablespoon of oil to it and blend them.
  17. - Add the boiled jackfruit to it and mix them well.
  18. - Add a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix it.
  19. - The batter is ready and the oil has heated too.
  20. - Add the cutlets to fry in it.
  21. - Rightly heated oil and the medium to high flame is required to fry cutlets.
  22. - Add cutlets in the wok according to its capacity.
  23. - They have fried from the bottom so we flip them.
  24. - Flip and fry the cutlets from all sides till it appears golden brown.
  25. - They appear desirably golden brown so we will drain them out.
  26. - Fry and prepare all the cutlets likewise.
  27. - It takes 5 to 6 minutes to fry a single round of cutlets
  28. Serving:
  29. - You can serve it with green coriander dip, chilli sauce, tomato sauce.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at http://indiangoodfood.com/3233-kathal-pakoda-jackfruit-cutlets.html