Raw jack fruit and chana dal combined with spices, and deep fried to make a delicious healthy snack.
Raw jackfruit – 500 gm
Chana dal, soaked – 3/4 cup
Oil – 2 tbsp
Black cardamom – 2
Green cardamom – 4
Cloves – 3
Ginger, chopped – 2 tsp
Green chilli, chopped – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Onion, chopped – 1 medium
Chat masala – to taste
Coriander leaves, chopped – 1 tbsp
Wash and soak chana dal for 4- 5 hours.
Remove the peel of raw jackfruit and cut it into pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Saute cardamom, cloves, ginger and chillies. To this, add jackfruit, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Mix well. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles. When jackfruit and chana dal are soft, drain the excess water and grind in a blender. Grind into a paste without adding water. Add onion, chat masala and coriander leaves. Grind again.
Grease your palms with oil. Shape the mixture into tikkis.
Heat oil in a kadai. Deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with mint chutney or tomato sauce.