Kathal ki subzi

Posted on February 25, 2009. Filed under: Subzi | Tags: , |

This recipe makes use of raw jackfruit which absorbs all the flavours easily because of its subtle flavour. Unlike ripened jackfruit, this is a delightful harmony of flavour and textures.
Cut raw jackfruit with well oiled hands as it secretes a sap which does not wash off easily.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups raw jackfruit (kathal), diced
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
25 mm. (1″) stick cinnamon (dalchini)
4 to 5 cloves (laung)
3 bay leaves
1 cup onions, sliced
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons coriander seed (dhania) powder
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera) powder
2 teaspoons chilli powder
3 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
For the garnish
¼ cup tablespoon chopped coriander
Method
1. In a bowl, mix together the jackfruit, turmeric, salt and 1 tablespoon of oil. Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. In a pressure cooker, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
3. Add the onions, ginger and garlic and cook till onions are lightly browned.
4. Add the tomatoes, coriander seed powder, cumin seed powder and chilli powder and cook till the oil is released from the tomato mixture.
5. Add the marinated jackfruit mixture and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
6. Add 1½ cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles over a medium flame.
7. Open the cooker and dry out liquid if there is any.
8. Garnish with the coriander and serve hot.
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Mustard masala jackfruit

Posted on February 25, 2009. Filed under: Subzi | Tags: , , |

This recipe is from Andhra Pradesh where the food is hot and spicy. Raw jackfruit is cooked in a mustard and red chilli masala and is a must for all those who like their food spicy. Enjoy these with coorgi rotis or rasam and rice to make a satisfying meal.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups raw jackfruit (kathal), diced
½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
To be ground into a paste
1 tablespoon mustard seeds (rai)
4 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon oil
Other ingredients
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
1 tablespoon split black lentils (urad dal)
1 dry red chilli, broken
8 to 10 curry leaves
1 tablespoon oil
Method
1. Boil 2 cups of water, add the jackfruit, turmeric powder and salt and cook covered till the jackfruit is tender. Drain and discard the water.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil, add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
3. Add the split black lentils, dry red chilli and curry leaves.
4. Add the cooked jackfruit, ground masala paste and cook for 4 to 5 minutes mixing well.
5. Serve hot.
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