Halasina Beejada Huli/JackFruit Seeds Sambar

"I like this " has grown endlessly in the past few years. Thanks to all food blogs they have helped me to love food more and more. Halasina Beejada Huli/JackFruit Seeds Sambar is my childhood favorite. We sisters fought over the dining table just for the seeds in the sambar. Fed up by our fights, mom told us how many seeds she has cooked and our share of seeds! Even then we were like "can't we have more"? oops! 3 naughty girls were difficult to manage :D. Summer holidays, mangoes, jackfruit and fights had become synonymous at home.Here is how I make that tasty sambar for which we fought over each other.

You need the following :

Jackfruit Seeds : as much as you like. (deskin and cut into halves or whole)
Carrot : 1 big (peeled and chopped)
Potato: 1 big (peeled and chopped)
Onion: 1 big (peeled and chopped)
Tomato: 1 big (chopped)
Turmeric : 1 big pinch
Split pigeon peas : 1/2 cup (1 cup=100ml water)
Pressure cook all the above ingredients for 3 whistles. Pigeon peas must be soft, and rest of the vegetables must be cooked. 


To grind :
Dry grated coconut/Wet coconut : 1/4 cup
Onion : 1 small piece
Sambar Powder : 1 tbsp
Grind the above to smooth paste.
Alternatively :
You can fry the following ingredients and grind with coconut & onion
Coriander Seeds : 1 tbsp
Cumin : 1/2 tsp
Red chillies : 4
Fenugreek seeds : 5
Chanadal : 1 tsp
Uraddal: 1tsp

Other ingredients :
Tamarind extract : 2 tbsp
Salt and Jaggery

In a pan pour the ground masala, tamarind extract, salt and jaggery till the raw smell dissapears. Add cooked peas and vegetables. Bring to boil and continue to boil on low flame for about 4-5 mins. Before you switch off the stove add few stalks of coriander leaves. Close the vessel and switch off the stove. Leave it aside for 10 minutes before you serve it with hot white rice.
ENJOI ......
 ದೃಶ್ಯ : ಊಟದ ಮೇಜು

ಎ ಕತ್ತೆ
ನೀನೆ ....
ಮತ್ತೆ ನಂಗೆ ಕೊಡಲ್ಲ ನೀನು ಹಲಸಿನ ಬೀಜ ಅದಿಕ್ಕೆ
ಊ ಬಾ ಕೊಯ್ಯ ಮಿಂಣಿ ..........

....ಹೀಗೆ ಹೊಡೆದಾಡಿ ಕೊಂಡೆ ಊಟ ಮುಗಿಸುತ್ತ  ಇದ್ವಿ ....ಬೇಸಿಗೆ ರಜೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ

ಬಹುಶಃ ನನ್ನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ತಿಂಡಿ ಪಟ್ಟಿ ವಿವರ ಹನುಮಂತನ ಬಾಲದ ತರಹ ಉದ್ದ ಬೆಳಿತಾ ಇದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಏನು ನೋಡಿದರು ಓ ಇದು ನಂಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಅ ಅದು ನನ್ನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ........ಹೀಗೆ ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಡೆ ಬರಿತೀನಿ. ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಂಗೆ ನಾನೇ ಕೇಳಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದು ಉಂಟು "ನಂಗೆ ಏನು ಇಷ್ಟ ಇಲ್ಲ ?" ಉತ್ತರ ಮಾತ್ರ ಇನ್ನು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ ರೀ ......ಇನ್ನು "ಯೋಚನಾ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ " ಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆ ಮನಸ್ಸು ..ಬಹುಶಃ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಗೂಗಲ್ ನಷ್ಟು ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡೋ ಅಷ್ಟು ಕೆಪಕಿಟಿ ಇಲ್ಲ

ಇನ್ನು ನನ್ನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಒಂದು ಪಟ್ಟಿ ತಯಾರು ಮಾಡುವುದರ ಒಳಗಾಗಿ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು "ನಂಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ" ಪದಾರ್ಥ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಬಿಡ್ತೇನೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ

ಬೀಜ ಹುಳಿ
ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಪದಾರ್ಥ :
(೧ ಬಟ್ಟಲು = ೧೦೦ ಮಿಲಿ ನೀರು ಹಿಡಿಸುತ್ತೆ)
ಹಲಸಿನ ಬೀಜ : ನಿಮಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಾದಷ್ಟು(ಸಿಪ್ಪೆ ತೆಗೆದದ್ದು )
ಕ್ಯಾರೆಟ್ : ೧ (ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ )
ಆಲೂಗಡ್ಡೆ : ೧(ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ )
ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ : ೧ (ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ )
ಟೊಮೇಟೊ : ೧(ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ )
ತೊಗರಿಬೇಳೆ : ೧/೨ ಬಟ್ಟಲು (೧ ಬಟ್ಟಲು = ೧೦೦ ಮಿಲಿ ನೀರು ಹಿಡಿಸುತ್ತೆ)
ಹರಿಶಿನ : ೧ ಚಿಟಿಕೆ
ಈ ಎಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ಕುಕ್ಕರ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಯಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.

ರುಬ್ಬುವುದಕ್ಕೆ :
ಒಣ ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ /ಹಸಿ ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ : ೧/೪ ಬಟ್ಟಲು (ತುರಿದದ್ದು)
ಒಣ ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ : ೪ (ಬ್ಯಾಡಗಿ ಮಾತು ಗುಂಟೂರು ಮಿಕ್ಸ್)
ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ : ಸಣ್ಣ ಹೋಳು
ಉದ್ದಿನಬೇಳೆ : ೧ ಸಣ್ಣ ಚಮಚ
ಕಡಲೆಬೇಳೆ : ೧ ಸಣ್ಣ ಚಮಚ
ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಬೀಜ : ೧ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಚಮಚ
ಜೀರಿಗೆ : ೧/೨ ಸಣ್ಣ ಚಮಚ
ಮೆಂತ್ಯ : ೫ ಕಾಳು

ಉದ್ದಿನಬೇಳೆ ಇಂದ ಹಿಡಿದು ಮೆಂತ್ಯದ ವರಗೆ ಪದಾರ್ಥಗಳ್ಳನ್ನು ಹುರಿದು ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಿ
ನಂತರ ಅದನ್ನು ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ, ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಜೊತೆ ನುಣ್ಣಗೆ ರುಬ್ಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ
ಇಸ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಏನಪ್ಪಾ ಹುರಿದು ರುಬ್ಬೋದು ಅಂತ ಅನಿಸಿದರೆ ೧ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಚಮಚ ಹುಳಿ ಪುಡಿ, ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ, ಮತ್ತು ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಹಾಕಿ ನುಣ್ಣಗೆ ರುಬ್ಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ 
ಇತರೆ ಪದಾರ್ಥ  :
ಹುಣಸೆಹುಳಿ - 2 ದೊಡ್ಡ ಚಮಚ

ವಿಧಾನ  :
ಸಾರು ಮಾಡುವ ಬಟ್ಟಲಿಗೆ ರುಬ್ಬಿದ ಖಾರ ಹಾಕಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಹೊತ್ತು ಬೇಯಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ನಂತರ ಬೇಯಿಸಿದ ಬೆಲೆ ತರಕಾರಿ ಹಾಕಿ. ಹುಣಸೆ ನೀರು, ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ, ಉಪ್ಪು ಹಾಗು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಹಾಕಿ ಕುದಿಸಿ. ಓಲೆ ಆರಿಸುವ ಮುಂಚೆ ಒಂದೆರಡು ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ದಂಟು ಹಾಗು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿದ ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿಸೊಪ್ಪು ಹಾಕಿ ನಂತರ ಓಲೆ ಆರಿಸಿ. ಬಟ್ಟಲಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ತಟ್ಟೆ ಮುಚ್ಚಿ ೧೦ ನಿಮಿಷ ತಣ್ಣಗಾಗಲು ಬಿಡಿ ನಂತರ ಅನ್ನ ದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬಡಿಸಿ

Before I sign off, let me remind you all about SWC-Soups. Neha of easyntastyrecipes is the guest host for the month of Feb. Please send your entries to her before 9 March 2009. We would love to add your soup recipes to our 'healthy-meal' plan.

SWC-Meals on Wheels was announced little ahead of time as I have some work in April and may not have enough time to do round ups also there won't be any SWC-event in the month of April. I apologise if this parallel anouncement has created any confusion.


Varsha Vipins said... fav..always drool over them..looks great..:)

Unknown said...

I remember eating jackfrui tseeds, burned in charcoal grill, tastes amazing..
Sambar looks equally delicious L.

Unknown said...

i think my mom used jackfruit seeds in sambar once..but i dont remember how it tasted..sounds good..looks yummy too..

Kitchen Chronicles said...

I also like Jack fruit seeds. It is a liking from childhood. Tasty sambhar.

Anonymous said...

I have actually never heard of this before. Sounds like a delicacy.

Indian Khana said...

Guess everyone does like the jack fruit use to make jack fruit seed sabji which used to be just mind blowing ....never had sambar with the same...sounds interesting..

Savi-Ruchi said...

same here, my fav list is also growing endless..,I love halasina beejada huli, bayalli neerurutta ide :)

notyet100 said...

this is new for me,..looks yummy,..:-)

Unknown said...

wow that looks so amazing and this one is my fav.

Deepthi Shankar said...

we make this at home too & its soo delicious alwa? Thanks for reminding abt this Lakshmi

Kannada Cuisine said...

Nangu halasina beeja tumba ista... Huli/Mosoppu/ plain roasted in coal ella ista.. Howdalva..igantu nan like-love list hanumantana baladashte odda ide.. Some times I figure out it is easier to think of what I do not like rather than what i like-love!! dont-like list adre tumba puttudu hehehehe.
Nanu nan tangi nu saha yestu kittadtidvi my god that looks like a different age..
Super post Lakshmi... brought back fond memories...

FH said...

Enri neevu?! Yavaaga illige bandru bayalli neer barohaage madteeraa?! Specially, when I don't get those here, so not fair!! WAH!!!!;D

My mom used to make palya with tender JF seeds. Looks so good there. Well...enjoy! I hate youu aggggain!!

Lakshmi said...

@ Asha,
ahahaha.. I hate you when you show me your delicious bakes and thalis you cook on FH and Aroma. Equal aythalla Ashakka ;)

Premyscakes said...

i can really feel the taste of jackfruit seed in sambar.

Finla said...

Wow you ùmade sambar with jackfruit seeds. I have had curries with the seeds not sambar, looks yumm.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! nice recipe ..hey alli ..U ba koyya minni andre enri ..tumba nagu barta ide hangandre enu?

Nithya Praveen said...

This is my fav...tumba channagide:)

YOSEE said...

ಅಮ್ಮ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಹಲಸಿನ ಬೀಜದ ಹುಳಿ ಜ್ಞಾಪಕ ವಾಯಿತು. ಇಲ್ಲಿ picture ನೋಡಿ ನಾಲಿಗೆ ಚಪ್ಪರಿಸಿ ಕೊಂಡೆ... ಊಟದ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆ ಹೊಡೆದಾಟ , ಓದಲು ತುಂಬ ಸೊಗಸಾಗಿತ್ತು !

Cham said...

I love the seeds most in sambar or any gravy. Gal we use to fight to even throw the seeds in the charcoal in afternoon.Delicous!

Ashwini said...

Ha,..Yavaga bandru neevu nanage haledella nyapaka madisuthira..adara jotheyalli bayalli kooda neeru surisuthira..I used to love JF seeds which are roasted in charcoal..But not eaten in years..Amma used to make this huli and masala out of it..Love it..looks yummy..

A_and_N said...

N loves this. She tells me that as a kid, she used to fight for the seeds at the dining table :)

lubnakarim06 said...

Something new to me. Looks spicy and yum....

Unknown said...

Jackfruit seeds:) that's like a staple in Mangalore during the jackfruit season. But they are delicious, roasted, cooked, and in curries! Never tasted them in a sambar, but had them in curry with meat accompaniments:)

Thanks Lakshmi, for bringing some good old memories back!:)


Purva Desai said...

i usually dry fry jack fruit seeds......but never tried sambhar.....sounds yumm...

Awesome round up and delicious entries......

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FH said...

LG, posted your Sabbakki idli photo at FH, it was so delicious. Arvind liked it too. Thank you! :)

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! I mom makes this sambar, i never tried though!

Swapna said...

I usually prepare potato with jackfruit seed fry, not tried with sambar. Sounds interesting...

Lakshmi said...

@ All,
Even I love charcoal roasted seeds, crisp outside and soft inside yumm..

same here, dad would divide the seeds and make us stand in the queue :))

I miss that super age ..but memories are always to cherish :)

koiya minni was something we used to 'tease' the other person. There were other words too but this one I remember very distinctly as we used it often :D

ehehhee..looks like all of us fought for the same tasty delicacies ;)

:) my pleasure

Dibs said...

So you sisters were crazy about these seeds too! I told amma I like these so much, that she packed this sambar rice for my school lunch box. By the end of my lunch, I landed up with a jaw ache - eating soooo many seeds!!!!

Rajee said...

So drolling. Ya, I heard it but not tried it.

Myvegfare said...

hi,lakshmi yavare, neevu yeshtu lucky nanage illi halasina beeja sikke illa, nanagu participate maadbeku antha thumba ishta eethhu hogali bidi nimma halsina sambhar nodi naane maadidashtu santhosha aaythu!!, aadre naanu ashtondu tarkaari haakthirllilla, nanage thumba ishta aagiddu neevu kannada dalli intro bardidralla adu, nanagu yaavagalu haage annisuthe, naa yaavagalu helthini naane naadru gayage hodre yaenuu bitbitbaralla yaakandre nanage yella ishta antha!!! nice sambhar!!

Lakshmi said...

ಜಯಶ್ರೀಯವರೇ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಾಮೆಂಟ್ ಓದಿ ಸಂತೋಷ ಆಯಿತು ನೋಡಿ. ಗಯಾ ವಿಷ್ಯ ಈವಾಗ ಚಿಂತೆ ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಡಿ ಬಿಡಿ. ಸುಮಾರು ಜನ ತಮಗೆ ಯಾವ್ದು ಇಷ್ಟ ಇಲ್ವೋ ಅದೇ ಬಿಡ್ತಾರೆ ಸುಲಭ ಅಂತ ;)

Rekha said...

I never like jack fruit seeds in sambhar, though i love to eat them roasted..maybe i shud give ur sambhar a try and see if it's different!

Madhavi said...


First time here and must say greattt recipe collection, keep it up!!!

I love jackfruit seeds and ur sambar looks yummmmmmm!!!!

Unknown said...

Amma use to put these seeds in sambhar and the sambhar takes me back to India..Miss it here :(

Champa said...

I love halasina beeja in sambar. I don't get it here though. For that matter I love halasina hannu, happala everthing related to that except chopping the fruit. Happy to see kannada script.