- Very soft and overly ripe jackfruit ( remove seeds)
- 1 cup maida (all purpose flour)
- 1 cup aata (wheat flour)
- 1/4 tsp or pinch of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- Sugar 2- 3 tablespoons ( depending on the sweetness of the jackfruit)
- Water to make the batter
- Optional to add few fennel seeds/ saunf
- Mash the jackfruit with hands or fork and pass the juice/ pulp through a muslin cloth or a seive until you get nice smooth pulp in a bowl ( 1- 1.5 cup should be fine)
- Sift maida, aata flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and mix the ingredients with water until you have a smooth thick batter and then add the jackfruit pulp to it
- Add sugar, mix well with your hand or a fork ( you can even use a hand whisker).
- Add the saunf . Once the batter is nicely mixed into a pakora batter consistency, leave it aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and deep fry by pouring small portions of the batter with a spoon.
- Pour oil on top of the malpuas with the spatula so that they cook evenly and become fluffy.
- Once the colour becomes light brown, remove and let it cool.
- This is a perfect evening time tea snack for the people of Assam.
- Same recipe can be made using bananas or palm fruit as well
Recipe contributed by Kabita Das:
An assamese living in chennai, married to a malayali. A lawyer by profession.
I love to cook and eat food.
My instgram handle is tempt_yourpalate which is dedicated to food i like to eat or cook.