brinjal jackfruit seeds kootu - eggplant jackfruit kootu - Palakottai katharikai kootu - eggplant jackfruit gravy - Side dish for rice, roti, paratha

I love jackfruit seeds. Brinjal is one of my favourite vegetable too. Kootu is perfect with steamed rice. I sometime use kootu to mix with rice (use it like sambar). I seldom do kootu with grinded paste ( arachu vitta) but my mum does this very often during Jackfruit season. Since I seldom get Jackfruit after moving to SG (just get it from the fruit we buy which is not enough) I haven't had this for long time. Last time when my mum visited me she brought some from India. So I made this. I have posted snakegourd jackfruit kootu with grinded paste also without coconut

Eggplant / Katharikkai / Brinjal - 3 cups (cubed into 1/2 inch cube)
Jackfruit seeds - 25 
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 (sliced thinly)
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Coconut - 3 tablespoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander power - 3/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon


Dry roast the coconut. Add a teaspoon of oil add onion,cumin seeds and fry till transparent. 
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder fry till raw smell goes off. Add roasted coconut fry for another min. Switch it off and cool it down. Grind to smooth paste with required water.
Remove the outer skin of jackfruit seeds and slice them into 2 or 4 pieces (depends on the size of seeds). Cook Moong dal and Jackfruit seeds with turmeric powder. I have used pressure cooker and cooked till one whistle. 
Add cubed Eggplant and grinded paste.  Add required water. Mix well. 
Cook again till 2 whistle. 
Heat a pan add rest of oil and add mustard seeds. Let it pop. Add curry leaves and fry for 10 sec. Add this to the kootu.
Serve hot with steamed rice or rot or paratha