Jackfruit Curry is a quick and simple way to eat this delicious fruit.
Jackfruit is very popular in India, particularly in Kerala, and both
the ripe as well as unripe fruit are used. In the US, this exotic fruit
is grown in Florida.
Jackfruit is available in Indian grocery stores. When peeling fresh
jackfruit, oil your hands, as the fruit is very sticky.
Jackfruit contains many vitamins and minerals. It is supposed to be
good for indigestion and ulcers.
Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15
4 cups jackfruit (semi-ripe fruit), cut into small
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
3-4 curry leaves
In a wide skillet, add the jackfruit, salt, turmeric,
and 1/2 cup water
and cover and cook on medium heat until tender but not mushy.
Rmove the lid, and add the coconut and red chilli
powder, and cook for
a couple of minutes.
Heat the oil in a small pan, and add the asafoetida
and mustard seeds.
As the seeds start to pop, add the green chillies and curry leaves and
fry for a few seconds. Pour the seasoning over the jackfruit. Sprinkle
a little water and cover and cook on low heat for a couple of minutes.
REmove from heat.
Garnish the jackfruit curry with cilantro and serve
with plain rice.