Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bread fruit ( Deev halasu)Curry

Here is a North Canara style curry prepared from Bread fruit.This goes very well with Rice and Chapathi. Its also called as Beru Halasu, Neer Halasu, Deev Halasu etc at different places in Karnataka.  Majjige huli ( butter Milk curry) and Bonda also can be made from this veggie.Try it out. Enjoy.

  • 1/2 Bread fruit peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 bowl grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Methi/ Fenugreek seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 3-4 whole Red Chiles OR 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • Pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Half Lemon size Tamarind
  • 1/2 cup cooked Toor Dal/ yellow Lentil
  • 1 tsp Jaggary( optional)
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 spring Curry leaves

  • Cook the chopped  Breadfruit with some salt and water until tender.
  • Dry roast the Coriander seeds,Cumin, Methi,Cloves and whole Red Chillies.( do not have to roast if you are using Red Chilli Powder).Then grind with Coconut,Tamarind, Turmeric, Hing and some water into smooth paste.
  • Then mix with cooked Breadfruit, add cooked Lentil,adjust the salt to taste.Add Jaggery and boil for 4-5 min.Keep stirring in between.
  • Then temper with Mustard seeds and Curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with Rice or Chapati.


  1. Wow..looks yumm! Anoo try madti idanna..

  2. hey try maadu, hengithu helu, alli siktha?

  3. Indian store'lli yavago nodiddi, tandu try madti..:)