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Jackfruit~Banana Cake

Finely Chopped Jackfruit Pieces
Jackfruit ~ Finely Chopped

Jackfruit and bananas may seem an unlikely combination, but the soothing sweetness of banana is the perfect antidote to the tingly-ness effect of jackfruit. Also, baking a coffee cake is a good way to use the surfeit of super-yield fresh jackfruit or leftover canned fruit. This is an easy as well as delicious dessert that tastes much naughtier than it really looks.


1. In a bowl, take 2 cups of all-purpose flour, add a cup each – finely chopped jackfruit, cashews and golden raisins. Stir in a teaspoon of baking soda, baking powder and cardamom powder. Also half cup of sugar. Mix.

2. Mash two ripe bananas to smooth paste and add to the flour mixture.

3. Add about quarter cup of melted ghee (or oil) and one to two cups of warm milk or water to the flour mixture.

4. Stir the ingredients to combine them thoroughly. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan. Level evenly.

5. Bake the cake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool to room temperature. Cut and serve.

This cake is like something you see at an organic aisle of bread/cake section in a grocery shop. Dense, full of fruit and nut, moist but not at all crumbly.

Cake Batter Ready for Baking
Cake Batter Ready for Baking

Hot Cake Fresh Out of Oven

Cake Reversed onto a Plate and a Piece sliced
A Piece of Jackfruit~Banana Cake for JFI:Jackfruit at Jugalbandi

Recipe Source: My Own Creation
You can find jackfruit – fresh, frozen and canned at Asian grocery shops.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in All-Purpose Flour(Maida),Bananas,Cashews,Jackfruit (Panasa),Jihva For Ingredients,Sugar (Thursday May 31, 2007 at 9:37 pm- permalink)
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Honeyed Jackfruit with Raspberry Granita

Finely chopped ripe jackfruit tossed with honey and served with a scoop of raspberry granita. Another simple jackfruit dessert that tastes refreshing especially after a spicy meal. A cool treat for JFI-Jackfruit.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits,Jackfruit (Panasa),Jihva For Ingredients (Wednesday May 30, 2007 at 9:38 pm- permalink)
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Pala Kova Filled Jackfruits

Pala Kova Panasa Thonalu :

Ripe Jackfruit

Jackfruit is known to make people leap.

Jumping jacks or darne se gayab, the fruit dinosaur incites strong reaction in many. For us, it’s always been a lovable giant. The crusty exterior masks the sweet tasting, nutritional delights inside and ripe fruit perfume alone makes up the lack of outside glamour. This enchanting giant of fruit kingdom is finally getting its Jihvā fame, thanks to laudable choice by the Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi. Jackfruit is the June Jihvā Ingredient.

My contribution to Jihvā Jackfruit is this. Ripe jackfruit filled with homemade Pala Kova. Even if you don’t like Pala Kova, the jackfruit will be there to satisfy the sweet tooth.:), or vice-versa.

Jackfruit Filled with Pala Kova
Jackfruit Filled with Pala Kova (Pala Kova Panasa Thonalu)~ for JFI Jackfruit

Prepare Pala Kova following the recipe directions listed here.
Fill the jackfruits with Pala Kova.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Jackfruit (Panasa),Jihva For Ingredients (Tuesday May 29, 2007 at 9:17 pm- permalink)
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