VAALI BIKKANDA SASAM ( Malabar Spinach & Jackfruit Seeds Curry )
Today's recipe is for an old favourite from our Konkani GSB cuisine called Vaali Bikkanda Sasam. The name comes from the two principal ingredients, Vaali or Malabar Spinach, and Bikkand or Jackfruit Seeds. This is a mildly spiced coconut-based curry with a distinct taste of ground mustard (Sasam in Konkani).
I thank my friend, Gowri Baliga for reminding me of this dish by her post in a food group in which we are members.
After making dishes with the jackfruit, we also put the jackfruit seeds to use! Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for:-
Malabar Spinach, called Vaali in Konkani, my mother tongue and Basale Soppu in Kannada, is particularly rich in Vitamin A. Jackfruit Seeds are rich in thiamine and riboflavin.
We love this dish and I hope you will enjoy it too!
- Vaali (Malabar Spinach), 100 to 150 grams
- Bikkand ( Jackfruit Seeds), 10-12
- Coconut Gratings, 1 cup
- Roasted Byadgi Red Chillies, 2
- Tamarind, a small piece
- Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp for seasoning
- Raw Rice, 1 tsp
- Jaggery, grated, 1 tsp or to taste,
- Curry Leaves, a few
- Salt, to taste
- Ghee/Oil, 2 tsp