Palakkai Poriyal
Palakkai Poriyal
In chettinad Palakkai is a most important vegetable in Thai Pongal Festival Menu. They search for palakkai at that time and use it in the pongal menu. There are two types of palakkai one is malai palakkai and the other one is curry palakkai. Curry palakkai is good for cooking. It is so soft.  In chettinad they have curry palakkai tree in their houses. Tender ones comes in jan, so they include in the pongal menu.  They prepare other dishes like poriyal, kootu, pirattal, kurma and kola urundai in palakkai. I will post these recipes later.
Palakkai Poriyal is an easy recipe. I like palakkai very much. Whenever i go to my native i bring one or two.
Palakkai Poriyal

Let us see how to make palakkai poriyal.
Palakkai Poriyal

Palakkai Poriyal Ingredients:
Palakkai               - 1
Small Onion                 - 5
Green chilli     - 2
Curry leaves      - few
Coconut              - 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder   - 1/4 tsp
Salt   - to taste
Oil            - 2 tsp
Mustard            - ¼ tsp
Urad dal   - ¼ tsp
 Palakkai Poriyal Method:
Grease the hand with little oil and peel the hard outer thorny layer of the palakkai (Raw jackfruit). Chop Palakkai in to small bits and put it in the water. Add little butter milk in the water to avoid turning black.  Cook Palakkai with salt, turmeric powder and water in the pressure cooker for one sound.
Palakkai Poriyal

Drain the water. Slit the green chilli. Grate the coconut. Peel small onion and cut lengthwise.
Palakkai Poriyal

Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard and urad dal. When they crackle add onion, green chilli and curry leaves and sauté for few minutes.
Palakkai Poriyal

Add cooked Palakkai and grated coconut and stir well and serve with any type of rice varieties.

Palakkai Poriyal

Note: 
If the Palakkai is hard you can remove the centre hard portion.
You can add red chilli instead of greenchilli for seasoning.
Palakkai Poriyal

                                                                             

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