When I was in Madurai my friend Usha used to make this recipe. We both used to eat it together. It will be very good. So during this season I decided to make this recipe. I didn’t get that fruit easily. Last week I searched so many places but I didn’t get. So I decided to skip the recipe, because of Pongal. One day when I was walking on the road, unfortunately I saw an old lady selling elantha palam in front of a school! I was so happy. She didn’t even have a cover to pack. Then I asked recipe from my friend Usha and then made it. Let us see how to make
- Elantha palam – ¼ kg
- Red chilli Powder – 1 tblsp
- Jaggery – 2 tblsp
- Salt – 1 tblsp
Wash and dry elantha palam in the kitchen towel. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mash it well with a hand. Pound elantha palam with pestle till the seeds come out of the fruit. Store it in the glass bottle and keep it in the fridge. Eat it as a snack.
Elantha palams are sour in taste so I added another 2 tblsp jaggery. If you like you can add.
Adjust the ingredients according to your taste.
Store it in the fridge and use or else fungus will form in the jam.
As the seeds were not coming out, I pounded it in the pestle.