Gujje Kadle Aajadina / Raw Jackfruit Sukka

Classic Mangalorean dish.......Okay confession.......not my favorite, I always pick out the jackfruit and eat the chickpeas.....I sometimes forget that this is my moms blog too........presenting Gujje Kadle aajadina - Courtesy: MOM

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3 cups Gujje/ Raw jackfruit (chopped)1 cup Small Black Chickpea1 onion ,choppedsalt to taste5 dry red chillies (roasted) 3 long red chillies(byadigi) and and 2 small(guntur)3 tsp coriander seeds (roasted)1/4 tsp  cumin seeds (roasted)3 garlic (with skin)1 tsp turmeric powder3/4 cup  fresh  grated coconut2 tsp jaggery (adjust to taste)

For Seasoning
2 tbsp oil1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp urad dal 3 garlic (crrushed)5 to 6 curry leaves1 dry red chilly

Soak chickpeas in water overnight.Cook them with little salt and enough water to cover the chickpeas  in pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles (or depending how much whistles your cooker will take to cook them)Toss in the chopped raw jackfruit into the cooker along with the cooked black chickpeas, add one chopped onion.Add very little water if required,incase it looks dry.Cover and cook for 2 whistles.Place  roasted red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, garlic and jaggery in a small mixir jar and grind to fine powder. Add coconut and grind for less that 10 seconds (coconut should be coarse). Keep aside.Place a pan on medium heat , add oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds, when it starts popping add urad  dal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and red chilly and stir for few seconds.Now add the ground coconut masala and fry for a minute or two to remove raw smell.Add cooked Chickpeas and raw jackfruit and mix well. adjust salt. If its too dry sprinkle little water.Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Take off the flame.Serve with rice and Thouthe kodel / Mangalore cucumber curry

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