Monday, November 14, 2011

Deev Halasu / Bread Fruit Butter Milk Curry

Bread Fruit is a very well known veggie all over the world. I never knew that Bread fruit is available everywhere until I saw a pile in a  Canadian grocery shop. I was so surprised and so happy when I saw it because I am a big fan of Bread fruit. It is popularly called as ಬೇರು ಹಲಸು/ ಸೀಮೆ ಹಲಸು / ದೀವ್ ಹಲಸು in Karnataka. It belongs to Jack fruit family.  There are lots of dishes that can be using this  veggie. What I am sharing here is  a very simple and different style( you will know as you go through the method)  Butter Milk Curry. Try it out and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation time: 30 min
Servings: 6
  • 1/2 Bread Fruit
  • 1 cup slightly sour thick butter Milk
  • Salt  to taste
For Grinding
  • 1 cup greated Coconut 
  • 5-6 green Chilies ( to taste)
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric
For tempering
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Pinch of Hing/ Asafoetida 
  • few Curry leaves

  • Cut the bread fruit in to 4 pieces, peel off . Then remove the middle hard part as you see in the pic.
  • Then cut into small pieces.
  • Take about 1 1/4 lt of  Water and the Bread fruit in  a pan, add some salt. Then cook  for 10 min (till the pieces are soft).
  • Once it is cooked, take out the excess water and keep it aside. Then gently mash the Bread fruit with the help of a laddle as you see in the pic. Then pour back excess water which is kept aside.

  • In the mean while finely grind the Coconut, Mustard seed, Turmeric and green Chilies using some water.
  • Pour the ground mixture to mashed mixture. Add about 3 cups water ( consistency is your choice, you can use water to adjust the consistency).
  • Adjust the salt. Then bring to boil for about 3-4 min on a medium heat. Keep stirring because it easily sticks to bottom of the pan.
  • Now add the butter Milk and again bring to boil.
  • Temper with Mustard seeds, Curry leaves and Hing.
  • Serve hot with plain rice.

    Sending this post to ''Only Curries'' event and Pari's 'Only'- Curries giveaway page.


    1. almost all your recipes are unique and this curry too looks so inviting!!

    2. I love butter fruit they are so good when fried and used in curry ....this is a new rec would love to try this out:)