Jackfruit Masala Curry

Bee and Jai at Jugalbandi are hosting this month’s JFI with a very special ingredient – Jackfruit (or Panasa kaya in telugu). I have never cooked with it before but I have tasted both ripe jackfruit and the yummy jackfruit curry (panasa pottu kura) that my Peddamma (Mom’s older sister) makes. But never have I thought of using the ingredient myself (don’t ask me why).

I have to thank Bee and Jai for choosing jackfruit as the ingredient, as it made me try it and both my husband and I liked the dish.
Jackfruit Masala Curry

This recipe is from my cousin.

Bee and Jai at Jugalbandi are hosting this month’s JFI with a very special ingredient – Jackfruit (or Panasa kaya in telugu). I have never cooked with it before but I have tasted both ripe jackfruit and the yummy jackfruit curry (panasa pottu kura) that my Peddamma (Mom’s older sister) makes. But ne...

Jackfruit Masala Curry

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Jackfruit – drained and rinsed; chopped into bite size pieces
1 can
Onion – large
1
Tomatoes – medium, ripe (I substituted one tomato with 1 tsp tomato paste)
2
Ginger-garlic paste
½ tsp
Curry leaves
6
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Red chili powder
½ tsp
Chole masala – (or Garam masala)
1 tsp
Aamchur powder – (or little bit of tamarind pulp)
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 2 tsp oil on medium heat; add cumin seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves and onions; sauté till transparent and lightly browned on the edges.
  2. Add turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes; cover and cook till the tomatoes are tender.
  4. Next add the jackfruit pieces, ½ cup of water. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Add the powders and salt; cook for another 3-5 minutes. Serve with steamed rice or rotis.
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