Thursday 3 June 2010

Raw Jackfruit & Red Lobia Salan


Hi Friends!
It’s summer time and Jackfruits are in season and are available abundantly now. I have already mentioned the health benefits of this fruit in my post Raw Jackfruit Curry earlier.
Today while I was watching a cookery show, I saw a curry made using the jackfruit and lobia (black eyed peas) and I loved the combination. She had made it using coconut and many spices but I decided on making a low spice and low calorie curry.
I have a Muslim friend S who once mentioned to me that she does not use any tomatoes or curds in their Salan (Curry) and their gravy only comprises of onion-ginger-garlic and the only spices that she puts is turmeric, red chili and coriander powder. She explained that the entire stress is on how well the masala is roasted(bhuno) and to that I completely agree. A connoisseur of food can surely make out the difference between a well roasted  and a poorly  roasted masala so I was all set to try her method and was curious to know how would a curry taste without any tanginess.
I’m glad I made this curry because my apprehension of not using any sour flavour in the curry has now vanished from my head. The combination tastes good and the curry was extremely tasty. Personally I loved eating it with rice. I had used very less oil to make this curry and had sauted the masala ingredients prior to grinding them, so in this way I needed very less oil to roast the masala later.
3 cups raw jackfruit cut into pieces
a large handful of red lobia soaked in water
3 large onions
8-10 garlic pods
an inch piece of ginger
a tsp of cumin seeds
3 tbsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp red chili pwd
2 whole kashmiri red chilies
oil about 3-4 tsp
Pressure cook the lobia and jackfruit.
Meanwhile in a non stick pan saute the onions, ginger and garlic along with some cumin seeds, red chilies and coriander powder.

Cool this and grind it together.
Heat a non stick pan and take about 2 tsp of oil and roast the masala on low flame till a nice aroma generates.
Add salt, turmeric and red chili pwd and roast for a few more minutes.
Now add the cooked lobia and jackfruit and mix thoroughly.
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Gradually add water to get gravy like consistency.
Simmer and cook on low flame till all the ingredients imbibe the flavours.
This curry proves completely that low oil curries can be very tasty, it’s time that I indulge more into it.
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Suji said...

Looks yummy pari.. Great side dish for rice n chappathi..

Kairali sisters

FH said...

OMG!! Bookmarked and will try ASAP. I love both JF and beans combo! :)

Rach said...

Looks Yumm :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks lovely, make a similar one but without the beans!

Unknown said...

Love it dear, I prepare a similar recipe of raw jackfruit and simply love it. I love that they are in season right now :)

Kiran said...

Very colorful and delicous lowfat recipe.Never had this combo.Will surely try it.

Vrinda said...

Gr8 recipe with raw jack fruits..lov it

Unknown said...

really a very interesting combbo loks great nice gravy..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

drooooling...JF is my fav since childhood...i agree to ur frnds BHUNO the masala...i do the same...the the dish tastes awesome..lovely clicks...

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Asha, I hope you will also like this as much as we did.
Thanks Sanyukta, glad u liked the pics, jackfruit is my favourite too.
Thanks Rekha.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I don't think I can find Jackfruit this side of the world. Overall the curry looks fabulous!

Simplyfood said...

This is anew dish to me but it sounds wonderfully delicious.

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks yummy... very nice curry... and interesting combo too... one suggestion though did you use flash to take the foto? See if you can take it in natural light it will give better pic... just a suggestion dear..

My cooking experiments said...

Just loved the way u went about making this dish in a authentic way.Want to try it.Great job!

Rachana said...

I prefer low-fat recipes and this curry looks so delicious.
Lovely recipe, Pari :-)

Unknown said...

Nice dish.. looks yummy .. nice clicks dear..

Swathi said...


Nice curry. I miss raw jackfruit here. I liked less oil less tangy curry,

Unknown said...

Interesting recipe, Pari..Looks yum!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

PS said...

Hi Pari, the curry looks absolutely delicious, thanks for the step by step pics..

Khaugiri said...

Nice recipe Pari. Love the new fresh look of Blog!

Nithu said...

Wow! Nice step by step instructions. different combo. Looks inviting. Do check our Sizzling Summer Contest in ST and we would love to see your entry. you could win one of two $50 prize.

suma said...

Novel, delicious and interesting combo !

Priya Suresh said...

Very interesting, healthy and beautiful combo..salan looks awesome..

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love raw jackfruits and this salan looks tempting and healthy with all those red lobia in it.

lata raja said...

Loved the recipe Pari! Pity I don't get jack fruit either raw or fruit here.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice combo pari, looks very delicious,love the colour..its surely yum

divya said...

Nice dish.. looks yummy .. nice clicks dear..

Guna's kitchen said...

wow!!! very tempting dish... its very new dish. thx 4 sharing..btw nic pic

Guna's kitchen said...

thx for ur comments....u r from which place???

PJ said...

Pari, this is such a unique and wonderful recipe. i have never had a combo of raw jackfruit and black eyed peas but can't wait to taste it. Have this bookmarked now to try as soon as i get hold of some raw jackfruit from asian market.


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