These palakottai masala vadai
or Jackfruit seed fritters are so aromatic,crisp and makes a perfect tea time snack. Right from childhood, I’ve always loved palakottai and try to use it a lot during the jack fruit season. I always keep a watch for palakottai seeds packet whenever I go for veggie shopping. Other than this Palakottai poriyal
and Palakottai Poricha Kootu
, we at home love eating it in the form of vadai (fritters) as well. It tastes very much like the masala vadai but slightly differs texture wise and I’m sure you will love the nutty taste of this vadai as well.
This vadai was first introduced to us in Trichy by our Muslim friends, As my Grandparents lived in an integrated community comprising both Christians and Muslims, we got to taste the best of all the worlds. This is made by the Muslims there who came and settled from Panrutti which is known for cashew nuts and Jackfruit trees. They mostly made this for Iftar to break the routine of serving medhu vada
during Ramzan period and on other days as a side dish to go with rice.
- Do not grind the both palakottai and chana dal together. The palakottai’s texture is a bit sticky and the texture too will vary. So grind both separately.
- You can also add garlic while grinding if you want.
- Make sure that you cook the vadais over evenly hot oil as it will darken quickly and get burnt when cooked in very hot oil.
Labels: Deep Fried Delights, Gluten Free, Ramzan Recipes, Side Dishes - Rice, Snacks, Vegan Recipes