Jackfruit rind curry

jackfruit rind curry
Sounds really out of the box, isn’t it!
Growing up in Kerala and living a large part of my life in Asia,  some tropical produce like jackfruit, coconut and tapioca are so embedded in my bones there is no quite a good way to get it out. 
This week I was so generously gifted a piece of this precious find. Certainly, I value this a lot. When you value it you savour every bit of it, isn’t it… So we did total justice to the beautiful fruit and saved the seeds (after all precious chakka kottai!!) Then looked at the prickly precious piece and really did not want to waste it, for it to smells as good as the jackfruit. 
jackfruit rind

Follow mums advice

Amma used to say they made curry with chakka madal (jackfruit rind). It was really not needed as jackfruit was in plenty and sometimes in unmanageable quantities that the fruit itself was getting tough to tackle. Now that luxury is gone. A small bit of the theen varikka (honey jackfruit) is precious. So waste not and want not. Jackfruit rind to the curry. The bland taste of the fleshy part of the rind with the aroma of jackfruit gave such wonderful taste to the curry and tasted exactly like the curry made with the raw jackfruit. 
Oh, what a precious find!!
I couldn’t wait to share this beauty with my fellow bloggers for the A to z challenge. The out of the box thinker bloggers of this group work together to create dishes from ingredients along the alphabetic line. We have reached the letter J and   I never imagined I will find a piece of jackfruit to work with. The collection of recipes from the group is very very exciting. Do stop by and explore them. Wait for the collection in J on my social media account from our collection.
curry jackfruit
Don’t miss to try out this recipe. I served this with some cooked millets and soothing rasam. It indeed was such a recovery meal after a few weeks of being unwell. Now looking forward to hearing from you when you try out this recipe. 
See you soon. 
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Jackfruit rind curry Yum
unusual and amazing curry for dinner
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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for the gravy mix
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
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for the gravy mix
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Instructions
gravy mix
  1. In a pan dry roast the bengal gram till slightly brown and aromatic. Then roast the red chillies and set aside to cool.
  2. When cool grind the roasted chillies and bengal gram with curry leaves, cumin and coriander leaves into a fine paste and the spice mix is ready to be used.
to clean the rind
  1. Remove all the sweet edible pods of jackfruit.
  2. the rind is thick but has the leathery florets that have not become the fruit stuck on to it. With a sharp knife slice this off.
  3. Wash and pat dry the rind.
    jackfruit rind
  4. turn the rind over and using a sharp knife cut the prickly thick green part away leaving the white soft part.
  5. this is the part we are using in the curry. Discard the prickly part.
for the curry
  1. Dice the soft part of the rind extracted into 1 cm cubes.
  2. Bring it to a boil with turmeric and salt
  3. As they start a rolling boil stir in the gravy mix and boil till they are cooked well, about 7 - 10 minutes
  4. The curry is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander or curry leaves.
    curry jackfruit
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Shobha Keshwani
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Oh .. never knew we could use the jack fruit rind as well . Nice recipe. I will give it a try sometime.

The Girl Next Door
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Oh wow! The curry looks delicious and absolutely flavourful. What a gem of a heirloom recipe this is!

I didn’t know the rind of the jackfruit is edible too. Would love to try this out some time, but am afraid I won’t know which part of the jackfruit to use!

Mayuri Patel
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Totally left stunned Seema. I have yet to use jackfruit in my kitchen, forget about thinking of the rind! Such an innovative dish. Must admit that I can’t say delicious or tasty as I’ve never tasted jackfruit rind but am sure it must be awesome. I have learnt that in the South Indian cuisine, if possible no part of the fruit or veggie is wasted.

Superduper Kitchen
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Never knew that we can use this portion of jackfruit. The curry looks flavourful and delicious.