Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Raw Jackfruit Curry Version I and reposts

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Hi everyone.
Jackfruit is a very fibrous fruit  and very good for digestion. It is native to Asia and belongs to the Mulberry family.  It is eaten both in raw and ripe form. It’s fun to work with raw Jackfruit as it absorbs flavors easily. During my recent vegetable shopping I got hold of raw Jackfruit this time. In my part of the town it’s not seen that frequently, so I did not leave the opportunity to grab this wonderful fruit which I was planning to use  for my curry. I make lot of versions with this, so this is the first version.
This particular curry is a personal favorite of mine. In this version I marinate the Jackfruit and then cook it in the spices. It’s a curry full of flavors and goes well with both rice and roti. I personally like eating this with a paratha or with hot steaming rice.
For vegetarians this  fruit is a good substitute to meat in their cooking, in fact when I served this to my younger one he asked me several times this is not non-veg no? He does not trust any one when it comes to non-veg..(knowing that we are vegetarians). I remember a few years back when we stayed in Goa, it was his first exposure to people eating non-veg. He thought, now that we are in Goa every body will eat non-veg..I had cooked chick peas and he fought with me that I had served him crab eyes …LOL. Difficult convincing the kids some times!!!
Some health facts about Jack fruit
  • Being rich in potassium, jackfruit helps in the lowering of the blood pressure.
  • The extract of Jackfruit root is believed to help cure fever as well as diarrhoea.
  • Jackfruit contains phyto nutrients, with health benefits ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive.
  • Jackfruit root has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from asthma.
  • The root of jackfruit is said to be good for the treatment of a number of skin problems.
  • Jackfruit has been found to have anti-ageing, antioxidant and anti-ulcer properties.

Ingredients
about 500 gm cut Jackfruit
3 large onions
3 tomatoes
6 large garlic pods
an inch of ginger
3 green chilies
oil for cooking
salt to taste
a cup of yogurt
1/4 tsp turmeric
Spices
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
2-3 tsp red chili pwd
3-4 tbsp coriander pwd
1/2 tbsp cumin pwd
3-4 bay leaves

Method
1. Oil your hands and the knife before cutting the Jackfruit as it releases sticky sap.
Marinate it with yogurt, salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric for an hour.
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2. Grind the onions and tomatoes separately and coarsely.
3. Crush together the ginger garlic and chilies.P1010605 
4. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and put the bay leaves.
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5. Put the ground onion and saute it.
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6. Add in the crushed ginger garlic and green chilies, saute it till the raw smell disappears.
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7.  Add the ground tomatoes and mix properly and cook properly till the oil separates.
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8. Add in the spices and salt and saute again till a nice aroma fills in the kitchen. This indicates that the masala is nicely roasted.
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9.  Add the marinated jackfruit to the masala and mix properly. Let the jack fruit release it’s juices. Now add about 2 cups of water and give a final stir and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
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10. Once cooked, tip in some chopped cilantro and serve hot. This curry tastes best the next day surely.

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Sending this curry to Sanghi’s FIL- Fruits.

I am reposting a few recipes for ongoing events.
Semolina kheer for JFI_ Saffron hosted by DK and is the brain child of Indira.
JFI - Saffron
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and  Stuffed Oats and Wheat pancakes for Sara’s oats feast.
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46 comments:

Priya said...

Unfortunately i wont get these raw jackfruit here, tempting curry..feel like trying rite now..may will go for searching for the tinned one..Delicious dish Pari..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hey sounds very new to me,we too make a simple kootu with this,but this is amazing recipe!

Angie's Recipes said...

Can't find jackfruit here either.
The dish looks exotic and yummy!

priya said...

curry looks absolutely tempting and delicious!...nice entries for the events.

Palidor said...

LOL, your brother's funny. I've never eaten jackfruit, but we can't get fresh here. Sometimes my dad would use canned jackfruit, but I can't remember how he cooked it! Your curry looks delicious, almost tempting me to try jackfruit for the first time!

Kanchan said...

Totally agreed about it being a replacement for meat, cos when I just saw the snap on your post I was shocked PAri and Nonveg dish !!!!

Anncoo said...

Never thought can make jackfruit into curry, very special dish :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

My MIL used to making jack fruit curry back in India..I cannot find them here..looks so mouth-water :)

Latha said...

Though we make raw jackfruit dishes....this is very new to me...interesting. Unfortunately we don't get jackfruits here :(.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
I have seen and read all your dishes. ( because you know a veg dish is a delicacy for non-vegies).
I can say this one is the best presentation so far , photo and narration both.
Well, the taste I can get just by closing my eyes :-)
Happy cooking

Pari said...

I am so glad that all of you liked the recipe, do try it if you get hold of Jackfruit, it is amazingly good.
Dear Ushnish, thanks for that sweet note, I am glad you liked the post and the presentation. As you can see I am still learning the skills of blogging, this comment means a lot to me.

SE(Denufood) said...

hey pari...this looks delicious..the prep has been exactly like a non-veg dish..I have a post too..back home we used to boil the jackfruit pieces first...i love jackfruit curries..

Gita said...

wow...the dish looks so colorful and tempting...love your step by step photos :)

Sushma Mallya said...

I never make tomato based gravy for raw jackfruit,ur version is very interesting and must have been delicious as well...thanks for the recipe pari

Nandini said...

That jackfruit curry is delicious! I love the color and it's vibrant!

Sh... said...

Thats a nice step by step clicks. I adore u a lot for your patience.

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting picture and nice recipe...

Gulmohar said...

I love anything with jackfruit..This curry is new to me :-)

Shri said...

Wonderful curry!I can see the fibrous texture..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

my most fav dish Pari..I make raw jaack fruit subzi so often.looks really nice and tastyand love the colour

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey i love jackfruit veggi...ur seems very spicy n tasty

Vrinda said...

Lov jackfruits,miss fresh one here..curry sounds delish

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..curry looks so inviting and yummy..

didan said...

Great pictures! The curry looks delicious.
I've always wondered what jackfruit tastes like but I haven't had the opportunity to try it. Next time I'm at the market, I'll look for it.

chakhlere said...

OMG!! This one used be a classic in our house when I was child. Looks very yummy.

Cham said...

LOL-crab eye- even me a great carnivore - never tasted crab eye! The curry sounds and look very spicy and good!

kothiyavunu said...

Oh wow, I'm super jealous he he..i wont get raw jackfruit here,my fav..tempting & delicious curry.:)

PJ said...

Very nice post! A great recipe and good info about jackfruits. I haven't cooked with jackfruits in a long while, your recipe just inspired me to go out and buy some :)

my kitchen said...

Wow curry looks awesome,Looks like mutton curry. want to taste with roti

jayasree said...

Delcious curry with raw jackfruit. I cook a lot with raw jackfruit during the season..Will surely try yours.

Tina said...

Never tried this version.....Curry looks spicy and mouthwatering.....

Sunanda said...

Jackfruit is my all time favourite vegetable.. I love this preparation.... thnx for sharing.

Deepti said...

I make this curry in a bit different manner but like ur version also.

Rohini said...

WOw..I am so tempted, as I have never had this before!! I even thought looking at the first click, that why does it look like meat???!!!
Simply yum!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Jack fruit curry looks inviting dear. Very spicy and rich, cant take off my eyes.........

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Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious!! Nice dish with jackfruit :)

Katy ~ said...

Pari, I have not heard of this fruit, but I would surely like to try it!

radha said...

Looks real good. I know I will not have the patience to make this one. Reminds me of childhood, where a jackfruit - whatever stage or ripeness it was, would be put to good use.

Srivalli said...

Looks great.I have never made this

Gouri Guha said...

Here for the first time. Love jackfruit curry...your curry looks great...I cook it bit differently, the Bengali way...

Divya Vikram said...

I so much miss jackfruit here. This curry looks so appetizing!

Lavi said...

Lovely Colourfull Curry Pari. Step by step pic's are really helpfull!

Varunavi said...

Heard of this curry but never tasted it.Yours looks wonderful :)

Trish said...

I am hoping I can used tin jackfruit cause I bought some the other day...dying to try it out but without a recipe. Do you think it will work? I love your recipe....beautiful! Thanks Pari.

Anupama said...

This is brand new to me and the outcome looks yummy!

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