Wood Apple Sweet and Spicy recipe I Belada Hannina Chigali

Recipe Categories: Chutneys,Snacks,Vegan
Preparation Time : 15 min Cooking Time : just tempering Serves : 3

Wood apples are hard-shelled fruit, a summer fruit  In India, Wood apple pulp is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a tonic for the liver and the heart. Most often the Wood apple is cracked open using the back of a knife and a steady hand, and the flesh is scooped and eaten fresh from within the shell, the pulp is mixed with jaggery or made as a sweet, tangy and spicy chutney. Do try this recipe :)


To make sweet  –

The flesh of one ripe wood apple

Jaggery – 1/2 cup scrapped/grated/powdered

Cardamom – 1 crushed

To make sweet and spicy –

The flesh od wood apple ripe/yet to ripe

Jaggery – 2 tbs powdered

Cumin – less than 1/4 tsp freshly crushed

Chilly powder -2 pinch Adjust to your taste

Salt to taste

For tempering –

Mustard – 1 pinch

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 1/2 Tsp




Mash wood apple properly with hand/potato masher,

Add jaggery and cardamom


Once again mix it properly with hand/potato masher until jaggery gets melted.


Rest it for 10 min before you eat.


Delicious and Flavorful Wood apple with Jaggery is ready to Enjoy.

To make sweet and spicy –

Take wood apple flesh in a bowl, toss it with salt, chilly powder, Freshly crushed cumin, and jaggery.

Mix all the ingredients with hand until jaggery melts within or crush the mixture to a coarse paste with crushing utensil/hand blender


Once done temper – Heat oil in a pan when it is hot sizzle with mustard and curry leaves, remove from the flame add it to the prepared mixture. Mix once again and enjoy.





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