May 3, 2008

Raw Jackfruit Curry

In my mom's place, they make this curry. This is basically a kerala Iyer recipe. My patti used to buy raw jackfruit, steam cook it, then peel off the skin, mash the jackfruit and make this curry later. But now a days, peeled raw jack fruit is available in tins. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Raw Jackfruit - 1 tin
  2. coconut - 3 tbsp
  3. Green chillies - 3 (acc to taste)
  4. Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves - few
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
First open the tin, drain the jackfruit from it. Grind the coconut and green chillies in blender without adding water and keep it aside. Take a pan, put the drained jack fruit to it, add turmeric powder and salt and 1/4 cup of water and let it cook for 7 to 10 mts. When it is 3/4th cooked, drain the remaining water. Let it cool. Scramble it with hand or using blender. Again pre heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dhall, asafoetida powder, curry leaves and fry it till golden brown. Now add the scrambled jack fruit to it. Also add coconut + Green chillies to it and mix it thoroughly and reduce the flame. Let it cook and mix for another 3 to 5 mts. A nice aroma of coconut will come out of it. Turn off the stove and serve it hot with rice. This is also a side dish.
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