Roasted Jackfruit Seeds

After having cooked with ripe jackfruit and green jackfruit, the next obvious thing to do was to roast the jackfruit seeds. Typically, the seeds are roasted in a charcoal grill called kumutti (I tried searching for a picture of this, but surprised to find none). The charcoal imparts that signature smoky flavour to the seeds. Juggling those hot seeds right off the grill and eating them with cousins is fun.

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Since I don’t have the privilege of having my own charcoal grill, I sought after the next best method, cast iron pan. The continuous and consistent heat from these pans aids in the uniform roasting of the seeds. When they are roasted right, the seeds pop-out their skin, bringing out their creamy inside.

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Jackfruit seeds ready to pop-out.

Check out JFI – Jackfruit round up at Jugalbandi. Thanks Jai & Bee for this wonderful job!

21 comments:

Pritya said...

Dear Suganya,
The jackfruit curry looked so yum and now the seeds - and such a quick fix practical method too. Wow! I love seeds from melon cucumber as well as water melon too.
Your blog looks and reads so interestingly. Keep up the good posts.

Sia said...

it was fun to roast JF seeds in open fire and eat them... and another fav of mine is cooking them in salted water and sun drying... well, no such privilege here... so satisfying my needs looking at ur awesome pics... lovely post suganya!

Vcuisine said...

Suganya, so nothing is left out. Very nice presentation as usual. Viji

Asha said...

YUP!! Suganya,you have now come a full circle with seeds!:))Looks great.

sailaja said...

Suganya, those images are simply lovely.

I had done a post on kumpati last year..have a look. Nothing to beat our traditional earthen stove.:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Gorgeous pictures.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
Great pictures... !

Mandira said...

wow, all your jackfruit recipes look fabulous. Where did you find the jackfruit seeds?

Suganya said...

Thank you Pratibha & Jigyasa for your kind words :)

Sia, I have never heard abt sun -drying them. Come on, it never lasts more than a week at my home. But its a nice addition to any sambar. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles and add to the sambar. Tastes deliciously creamy.

Yes Asha & Viji. Thats one full circle.

Sailaja, When I searched for a pic of kumutti, I vaguely remembered seeing them somewhere. But dint remember it was your blog. Thank you so much for pointing that out. Its a low maintenance compact grill, Isn't?

Thank you Usha & Suma

Mandira, Since I got the whole fruit I had seeds left from 'em. I have never seen jackfruit seeds in retail stores though.

Aruna said...

Oh my, where did u find jackfruit ? I hardly see them in the grocery stores & I hate the frozen or canned ones.

Ur pictures are tooo good :-)

Cynthia said...

Suganya - everytime I come to your blog, I feel a sense of calm, I think that's the effect of your great colour scheme and excellent minimalist approach to the layout. I feel like stepping lightly, quietly, careful not to disturb :) The pics are vibrant, like works of art on the wall.

Can you tell? That I really live your blog? :)

sunita said...

I've never had roasted jackfruit seeds...it's always been boiled and mashed, in dals or in curries...am really temped now...

Suganya said...

Cynthia, You have an adorable way of putting yr thoughts into words. You are making me blush :">

priar's, said...

Hi suganya,
wonderful photography.Looks very rich like Gautham menon's movie.Good job.

Bharathy said...

Ithunthan,Chakkakkuru :)..could have ventured doing it last week and enterd the cute seeds to the event as well!Pavam Seeds ungakkitte kovichukkatha???:)...mm??

Mallugirl said...

nice photos. my mom used to toss them into the old fashioned aduppu and let it roast in the embers.

Chinni said...

Wow really good pictures and nice recipe.

Prema Sundar said...

My mom used to do this .. this was the only recipe i knew with jackfruit ... Nice photography.

Sharmi said...

you are doing magic with your pics. looks so beautiful.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

As usual great picture...Excellent presentation..Love it..

The Cooking Ninja said...

I haven't had this ages. It's so delicious.

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