Malabar Spinach and Jackfruit seed Bendhi Recipe

I had posted a Malabar Spinach and Jackfruit seed Stir fry a few days ago. Since this Leafy vegetable is in season, I like to make the most of it. Here is a Bendhi which goes well with both Rice and with Roti. The seasoning of garlic makes it so flavourful that it is irresistible!

Ingredients :

  • A small bunch of Malabar spinach
  • 15 Jackfruit seeds
  • 1/2 of a coconut grated
  • 14 roasted Byadgi chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 25 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • Salt


Clean the Malabar spinach. Discard the thick stems if any and retain the tender ones. Wash thoroughly and chop both the stems and leaves together. Cook them together in a glass of water with a little salt till done. Keep aside. Remove the outer white peel of the Jackfruit seeds. Cut the seeds into half. Wash and pressure cook to four whistles with a little salt. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste. Drop in the cooked jackfruit seeds and the Masala into the Malabar spinach. Boil well. Heat oil. Drop in the garlic which has been lightly crushed. Roast to a rich golden brown. Tip the seasoning into the boiling Bendhi. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Switch off and keep aside for half an hour for the flavours to infuse.

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