Chekke Kuru Palya (Jackfruit Seed Fry) is a popular South Indian dish, originating from the state of Karnataka. It is a simple and flavorful side dish made with boiled and then pan-fried jackfruit seeds.
Boil the chopped jackfruit seeds in water for about 10 minutes or until they are soft. Drain and set aside.
In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they start to crackle, add chopped onion, green chillies and salt. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add red chilli powder and coriander powder to the pan and mix well.
Add the boiled jackfruit seeds to the pan and mix well. Cook for a few minutes until they are crispy and golden brown.
Turn off the heat and add lemon juice. Mix well.
Serve hot with rice or roti, garnished with fresh coriander leaves (optional).
This dish is a great way to make use of the seeds from ripe jackfruit and is a tasty and nutritious addition to any meal.