2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 3, PART A
Development of jack fruit based ready-to - cook (RTC) instant “avail” Mix
Author(s): Liji AJ, Suma Divakar, Mary Ukkuru P, Nandini PV, Mini C
The study entitled “Development of jack fruit based ready to Cook (RTC) instant “avial” mix was conducted in the Department of Home Science, College of Agriculture, Vellayani during the period of 2012-2014 with the objective of to develop a value added product from raw jackfruit and to evaluate its quality parameters. The Koozha type was selected because of its less popularity compared to Varikka. “Avial” being a popular raw jack fruit based dish of Kerala, was identified for standardization. The preliminary processing methods were standardised with respect to size of the jack fruit slices, blanching and immersion in various pre-treatment media in different time durations. The adjuncts in the mixes in various proportions were formulated and dehydrated at 65°C till crisp. These formulations were cooked and evaluated for sensory quality. The identified mix comprised of jack fruit bulbs and seeds, green chilly garlic, cumin, turmeric powder and curry leaves Analysis of sensory parameters namely, appearance, texture, taste, flavour and overall acceptability revealed excellent results. Cooking methods were optimized with respect to reconstitution time, cooking procedures, cooking time and additional ingredients to be added while cooking. Thirty minutes of reconstitution time was found to be the best of all treatments and cooking time of 15 minutes was found to be optimum. Thirty grams of coconut and 3.5 ml of coconut oil was was chosen as the optimum levels of inclusion. Thus a convenient and acceptable product which gave vale addition to jackfruit was standardised. Such products if popularised could overcome the cumbersome handling procedures of jackfruit and make it more popular among the urban classes.
How to cite this article:
Liji AJ, Suma Divakar, Mary Ukkuru P, Nandini PV, Mini C. Development of jack fruit based ready-to - cook (RTC) instant “avail” Mix. Int J Home Sci 2015;1(3):32-39.