The literal translation of 'pelakai the ghatti' to english means 'jack fruit the strong',I means that's what it actually means if you translate word to word to english(those who know tulu will get this old joke).
This is a very famous mangalorean cuisine,liked by everyone in my family.
The color of ghatti is usually bright yellow,that depends on the leaf used to steam the ghatti in.Leaf from mangalore gives the ghatti a beautiful yellow color and amazing aroma.The leaves that we used were from bangalore hence the light color.
- 5 cups jackfruit
- 2 cups rice
- 1/4 cup coconut
- jaggery (only if the jackfruit is not sweet enough)
- 6 to 7 teak leaves
- Wash and soak rice for 3 hrs, grind rice along with jackfruit and coconut to a very thick paste (use very little water). Add jaggery if the jackfruit is not sweet.
- Place the thick paste on the teak leaves ,cover and steam for 1 hour.
- remove and cut to pieces.
- Ghatti tastes best served with kori ghassi