Friday, December 10, 2010

Jujube / Ber / Elandha pazham Snack

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Jujube or Ber or Elandha pazham is a seasonal fruit available in South India.

Jujube bar is one of my all time favorite snack during childhood. I used to totally love the tangy taste of the ready made bars that are available. My grandpa used to send a lot of packs just for me :) Such a nostalgic dish :)

Its a very simple snack that can be made at home within a jiffy. Its been raining cats and dogs at Chennai for the past few days and its unbelievably cold and nice. This jujube snack is a perfect one for such days. :)

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Ingredients:

Jujube/Elandha pazham(Small ones) - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Green chilly - 1
Coriander leaves
Salt - for taste
Mustard - 1 tsp

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Method:

Wash and remove the stems of the fruit.

Cut open all the fruits and check for worms and decay.

Once done put them in the bowl(ural) along with jaggery, ground green chilly and salt to it and mash it with a heavy weight rod(ulakai). Finally add the finely chopped coriander to it and mix well. Season with mustard seeds.

You can eat it as it is. This lasts for a week in the fridge.

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Note:

You can also make flat balls of it on plastic sheet and dry it under the sun for a week or so turning it now and then. You can store the dried ones for almost three months.

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Written by: Nithya
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41 comments:

Manjulaprabakaran said...

Mouth watering nithi... beautiful presentation..:)

Anuradha said...

Hey! Amazing pics! I am mad on this dish! Your presentation is tempting me more and more! Jujube summa jujube madiri iruku!! :P

Preetha Karthik said...

Elantha pazham --- My favorite.
I am missing them here. Looks delicious.

Srivalli said...

Looks great Nithi..pictures are awesome..:)

M D said...

This is new to me. Though I love Ber as it is. This sounds interesting and tasty, looks fabulous!

Shameela said...

Hi Nithya!
You just brought backalot of childhood memorieswith elandhaka ;) we used to get elandha pickle in small packets in all streetside shops, and that was one of the main reason why i used to love going to school then :)
Long time since I have seen one, wish I could get some now!
Beautiful blog, and photos as well
:)

rpcooks said...

aaw! elanthapazham elanthapazham !! this is a real classic :-)






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Kurinji said...

mouthwatering snack, my fav vut romba easya erukku. thanks for sharing.

Kurinji

Padhu said...

I hate this fruit but your snack sounds interesting

Lakshmi said...

i love elantha pazham in any form..be it dried or fresh..:)
I cannot resist buying it once i see some really nice fruit. Most of the time it will look dirty, so, i will sadly resist, but long to eat some :)
nice recipe :))

Shanthi said...

Elanda payam, elanda payam aey.... Podu sekkachevanda payam.. idhu thenaattam inikkum payam.. eduthu eduthu thunnalaam pola irukku

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Snaps are superb. I have heard of this but never tasted it..

Nisa Homey said...

Nithya...I have never seen this before...thanks for sharing...beautiful clicks dear.

Jayashree said...

This is totally new to me.....sounds so delicious, Nits.

@SaNgI said...

xllnt recipe Nithi!!!tnx 4 sharing

Veggie Hut said...

mouthwatering..

Veggie Hut said...

amazing pics!

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav too...havent tasted fresh ones...but anyways it wud taste great...tongue tickling and feeling nostalgic now :)

Swathi said...

Looks delicious. Nice presentation.

Sathya Sankar said...

Elandha Pazham snack looks delicious ! One of my fav childhood snack, can't have enough of it !

Mriganayani said...

Nitya - I'm singing that Ezhandapazham Ezhadapazham song as I'm writing this! I'm not a big fan of this fruit but sure love the way you've used it and the pictures look of course awesome!

Smita Srivastava said...

What a lovely n innovative recipe .... Great clicks too !!!

Torviewtoronto said...

sweet and spicy delicious

sanjeeta kk said...

Tangy and mouth watering Jujubis. I dry them in the sun and refrigerate. Love the clicks.

Kairali sisters said...

I heard about "elandha pazham" first time watching the movie "Something something unnakum ennakum" where Santhanam singing elandha elandha pazham ennaku thaaan :-)..

Lovely snack, would love to have a bite of this Nits...

Jay said...

mouth watering pics...Elandha pazham is my fav..since my school time..
fantastic recipe..thanks dear..
Tasty appetite

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG u r making me cry Nithya I just love this ber. we call then as regu pandlu in telugu.. it's season for them in India illiyaa looks so tempting those regu vadiyalu yummmm can you parcel me some..

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds interesting and new to me..looks delicious.

divya said...

Looks great Nithi..pictures are awesome..:)

Priya said...

Woww, mouthwatering..feel like picking..

Pushpa said...

Super delicious and beautiful clicks.

Nisha said...

I'm drooling :)

GEETHA ACHAL said...

very intersting snack...Love it..

Kitchen Boffin said...

looks awesome!great pictures..

Sayantani said...

new dish to me but looks yummy. awesome presentation.

Gayathri Anand said...

have just ate this fruit with salt and chilli powder ...mouthwatering pictures ...missing it very badly ..btw, this is new recipe to me ...thanks for sharing it ..

Jisha said...

looks delicious and loved the pic too

savitha ramesh said...

awsome recipe with jujubes ....nithya ur blog rocks and i lov ur pics..following u

KamalKitchen said...

quite an interesting dish..boiled ber or borkut which is dried powdered ber is popular in maharashtra, but this is the first time i have come across such a preparation..
very mouthwatering!

jism singh said...

This has been my favourite blog of all time. Wish to come back every time.
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