Jackfruit rind curry
unusual and amazing curry for dinner
- 1 cup jackfruit rind, cleaned and diced small.
- 2 cup drinking water
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
for the gravy mix
- 2 tbsp Split bengal gram ( split chick pea)
- 1-2 dry red chillies
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 10 curry leaves
- 1-2 tbsp coriander leaves ( chopped)
In a pan dry roast the bengal gram till slightly brown and aromatic. Then roast the red chillies and set aside to cool.
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
Remove all the sweet edible pods of jackfruit.
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.
Wash and pat dry the rind.
turn the rind over and using a sharp knife cut the prickly thick green part away leaving the white soft part.
this is the part we are using in the curry. Discard the prickly part.
for the curry
Dice the soft part of the rind extracted into 1 cm cubes.
Bring it to a boil with turmeric and salt
As they start a rolling boil stir in the gravy mix and boil till they are cooked well, about 7 - 10 minutes
The curry is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander or curry leaves.