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Serves 4
500 gms Raw tender jackfruit
3/4 cup Bengal gram split (chana dal, soaked)
2 tbsps + to deep fry Oil
2 Black cardamoms
4 Green cardamoms
3 Cloves
1 inch piece Ginger (chopped)
3 Green chillies (chopped)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 medium sized Onion (chopped)
Chaat masala to serve
1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

Apply oil to a knife and peel the jackfruit. Further cut it into two-inch cubes.Heat oil in a pan. Add black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cloves, ginger, green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add jackfruit cubes, chana dal and mix. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and just sufficient water. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook till both jackfruit and chana dal are soft.Drain excess water. Put the mixture in a blender and grind to make a paste, without adding any moisture. Add onions, chaat masala, coriander leaves and grind again.Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Grease your palms with oil, take a little mixture and shape into tikkis.Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the tikkis till golden. Drain and place on an absorbent paper.Serve hot with green chutney.