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!
- 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
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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