Jackfruit, one of the summer and rainy season fruit that captivates me all the time with the huge spiky hard exterior containing sweet golden yellow sheeths (pods). Peeling the golden yellow jackfruit pods from it’s sticky glue is a daunting task, but I remember the days when we all kids would volunteer in paring the fruit and then happily eating the sheaths one after the other.
My mother makes many sweet condiments from jackfruit and many savories from raw one. Jackfruit dumpling, jackfruit payasa and jackfruit appa or muLuka are my favorite sweet condiments. Raw jackfruit palya, podi and curry are usually made when jackfruit is unripe and they make a filling meal.
Jackfruit muLuka or jackfruit appa is a deep fried sweet fritter made using rice, jaggery and jackfruit. I have made them using rava or sooji replacing the rice from traditional version. This one seems to be very easier version and I bet there is no compromise of taste at all. My family indulged in this marble sized jackfruit muLuka which was a delicious affair with the flavors of cardamom and sesame seeds. You will not stop just after eating one jackfruit muLuka, trust me they are emptied within no time and you are paid for your loving cooking experiment. Read on the recipe now.