Monday, May 14, 2007

Kathal Subzi (Jackfruit fry)




Jackfruit is known as Kathal in hindi. Jackfruit tastes yummy when deep fried or made spicy gravy or even biriyani called the Kathal biriyani. But I don’t prefer frozen or canned veggies.I had no option for JFI, when I got canned jackfruit, was not very sure of how it would turn out to be. So without taking much risk managed to do a simple dry subzi.

This one goes to JFI- Jackfruit by Bee of Jugalbandi.


Ingredients

1 cup of medium cut raw jackfruit

1 cup chopped red onions

1tsp coriander powder

½ tsp dry mango powder

1 tsp cumin powder

½ tsp pomegranate seed powder

1tsp chilli powder

½ tsp black salt

½ tsp black pepper powder

1tsp kasuri methi

2 pods of cloves

1/3 tsp cinnamon powder

1/3 tsp nutmeg

½ cardamom powder

½ dry ginger powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp fennel seed

Salt

Oil


Preparation

In a deep bottomed pan add 3 tbsp oil and sauté onions till translucent. Add raw jackfruit to this along with all the other ingredients and let it cook in medium heat of about 30 minutes. All the spices and masalas should get into the jackfruit. Do not cover the pan with lid. Since the canned jackfruit was very tender it did not take long to cook. I just wanted it to get crispy from outside. It goes great with roti or rice. I love to have it with rasam/rice combination.


35 comments:

Sushma said...

Dear Sharmi,

Wishing you a very Happy Mothers day..Hope you are having fun.. the Kathal subzi looks simple and delicious...I liked the addition of mango powder and pomegrante powder for that real kick to the dish...lovely recipe

Jeena said...

Hey Sharmi, this recipe sounds lovely the pictures look great. Wish I had some jackfruit now :)

Rajani said...

Hi Sharmi,
Your dish looks good reminds me of chicken fry and a Happy Mothers Day!

cheers
rajani

Anh said...

I have tried green jackfruit in curry and it is very nice! In Vietnam where I am from, we normally eat them ripe for dessert.

Roopa said...

Sharmi,

it looks very nice, different from what i prepare. Will try your version too!

Sig said...

Sharmi, this is a great jackfruit recipe... I am a big jackfruit fan, green and ripe, and this is going to be tried out soon...

Hope you liked the canned jackfruit enough to attempt that biryani you mentioned, and post the recipe soon :>)

archana said...

This sabzi is nice.I have never ever tasted Jackfruit sabzi. But if I get raw jackfruit I will try your recipe for sure :)

bee said...

thank you, sharmi, for your contribution. those pictures are wonderful. do post your kathal biryani sometime.

b.

Vcuisine said...

Its awesome with those pictures. Nice dish. Viji

Reena said...

sharmi, this is fabulous. i am glad at bee's choice of jackfruit for JFI which is why i am seeing such innovative recipes. i had kathal ki sabji made by my mom's friend long back and also kathal ka achar.

--reena
http://spicesofkerala.wordpress.com/

musical said...

Great idea, Sharmi. I love raw jackfruit stuff :). and isn't kathal biryani amazing! they say it even fools people who love real biryani!!

Sia's Corner said...

my mouth is watering while writing this sharmi...close to lunch break and i cant take my eyes off from the screen:) loved love n absolutely love jackfruit dish.... never heard of jackfruit biriyani though. hope u do post the recipe someday:)
hope u had gr8 time with ur little one on mother's day sweetie:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Sharmi,
I have not tried this curry yet. Looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

Sharmi,great looking dish.I guess we will be seeing LOT of JF dishes from now including mine of course!:D
Good job, thanks.

trupti said...

What a great idea! Looks beautiful, Sharmi.

-trupti

Mishmash ! said...

Sharmi, u should feel proud to have a collection of very unique recipes like this....I cant imagine the taste as I have not tasted this , is it close to raw breadfruit? I have not heard of jackfruit biriyani either :P

Shn

Deepa said...

happy mother's day sharmi ....lovely presentation ....mom used to make it in a different style ..must try ur version ...

Ramya said...

Hey, this one looks gr8!!! Even I have a can of Jackfruit lying at home. Am yet to make something for the event though... :(

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW...Jackfruit fry.....Never tried this before..I love it...SO nice pictures.....Still I have not decided any recipe for jack fruit...Ur is really awesome....Great creativity....

sunita said...

The fry looks great...I love kothal(that's what we call it)in both it's raw and ripe incarnations...we make a curry out of the former...

Jyothi said...

Hi sharmi, really fantastic dish, it looks yummy, will try soon. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe. Lat wishes...happy mother's day.

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi thats reallly awesome and mouth watering...wanna eat right wawy....

Pelicano said...

Wha! What an intriguing masala for this one- it looks delicious!

Cynthia said...

Hi Sharmi,

Looks good. I like dry curries like this.

Sandeepa said...

Thi sounds like a great recipe. I love the spice list you have for this

Chris said...

Your timing! I never heard of Jackfruit, then came across a recipe with it the other day...and now this! Yippee!

Radha said...

i hate jackfruits!!! but this recepie puts things in a new light for me!! maybe worth a shot :)

padmalata said...

I always wanted to try jackfruit curry since I have tasted once at my punjabi fren's place. But I never gave a shot on that. I think I should try one! It tastes like dry chicken, nice substitute for veggie days for me! hoooraay....

Kribha said...

Dear Sharmi,
Really great recipe and presentation. I usually make a kootu with jackfruit,but this dish is so unique. Love the crispy texture on the outside. Thanks for sharing.

WokandSpoon said...

I wish I could get fresh jackfruit here! I haven't had it for ages. I must try to find some in cans. I'll definitely have to try your recipe - it looks fantastic.

Mandira said...

Sharmi - what gorgeous looking dish. I would love the get the recipe of kathal biryani - do post when you get a chance.

Sharmi said...

Thank you so much to all my dear lovely friends. if I find good, fresh jackfruit will surely post the biriyani. I get all the inspiration from you guys.

Creativecook said...

This looks delicious, I do not know much about jackfruit but would love to try it.

Rinku

Shaz said...

Hi Sharmi,
Cn you suggest me some other receipe on Jack fruits


Cheers !!

Nikhat

Namrata said...

You guys have NO idea how amazing jackfruit sabji is. You HAVE to try it.