Panasa Pottu Aava Koora Recipe - Andhra Style Mustard Flavoured Raw Jackfruit Curry
This Panasa Pottu Aava Koora Recipe is Raw Jackfruit cooked Andhra Style in a mustard-coconut masala, that lends this dish it's lovely earthy flavours. Serve it with a simple sambar and steamed rice for a weekday lunch.
Panasa Pottu Ava Koora Recipe is shredded Raw Jackfruit cooked in a flavoursome mustard coconut masala, that is essentially Andhra Style.
Shredded/grated raw jackfruit is called Panasa Pottu in Telugu. The traditional process of shredding raw jackfruit is elaborate. There used to be a special knife used only for finely chopping jackfruit.
In the jackfruit season, this curry recipe is a must for Andhra Brahmin wedding menu.
Did you know: Jackfruit is one of the least known superfoods. It is high in fiber and hence offers higher satiation due to higher fibre and water content. Unlike ripe jackfruit, raw jackfruit is great for diabetes. Clinical Research has found that raw jackfruit has a much lower glycemic load than rice and wheat.
This is the reason why unripe jackfruit can help reverse the diabetic condition. In addition, Jackfruit rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, phytonutrients and vitamin C, which make it an excellent treatment for boosting the body's immune system. The high levels of potassium found in jackfruit help lower blood pressure, aiding in the prevention of strokes and heart disease.
If you like this Koora Recipe, you can take a look at more such recipes:
- Andhra Style Tomato Cauliflower Koora
- Andhra Style Davva Aava Koora Recipe
- Andhra Style Vankaya Kothimeera Karam Koora Recipe
- 1 cup Jackfruit Raw (Kathal) , chopped finely
- 1 tablespoons Tamarind Paste
- 3 Green Chillies , slit
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1 Dry Red Chilli
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- Salt , to taste
- 8 to 10 Cashew nuts , optional
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) For aava paste
- 1 tablespoons Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
- 1 Dry Red Chilli
How to make Panasa Pottu Aava Koora Recipe - Andhra Style Mustard Flavoured Raw Jackfruit Curry
To begin making the Panasa Pottu Aava Koora, let us first make the Aava Paste.
*For the Aava Paste:
In a small bowl, soak mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and red chili in hot water for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, drain the water and transfer the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and red chili into a mixer-jar and grind to a smooth paste, using a little water if required.
Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
*For the Jackfruit
Let us now cut the jackfruit, to do that we have to first, grease our hands and the knife that we are going to use, with some oil.
This important tip ensures that the hands don't get sticky from the natural fruit latex/sap present in the fruit does not get onto your hands and makes the cutting process hassle-free.
Keep a bowl of water mixed with some salt, ready to put the cut raw jackfruit pieces to avoid discolouration of the fruit.
Now that your hands and knife are well greased, cut the the jackfruit in half, discard the skin and start making 1 inch pieces and soak them in the salted water.
Place the jackfruit in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water, tamarind paste ,turmeric powder, & pressure cook for 3 whistles and turn off the flame.
Allow the pressure to release naturally. Drain any water from the jackfruit.
Finely chop the jackfruit and set aside.
*For the Panasa Pottu Aava Koora preparation:
In a pan, heat oil on medium flame, add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle, next add in the asafoetida, chana dal and urad dal and allow them to turn into a light brown colour.
Once the dals have turned brown, add curry leaves and green chilies.
Finally, add in the finely chopped raw jackfruit that was cooked earlier and add the prepared aava paste and give a quick mix. Cook covered for low flame for not more than 5 minutes.
Add fried cashew nuts, mix everything well.
This is my mother's recipe.
Panasa Pottu Aava Koora Recipe - Andhra Style Mustard Flavoured Raw Jackfruit Curry is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest