I am honoured to be posting this recipe for participating in the JFI (http://jugalbandi.info) conducted by Jai and Bee. Enjoy this Green Jackfruit and Channa Gravy ;)
1/2 pound Green Jack fruit cut to 1 inch pieces
1 cup Black Channa soaked and cooked with salt
1 tablespoon urad daal
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon coconut
¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
4 dry red chillies
1 small lime size ball of tamarind juice extracted
3 garlic pods
1 tablespoon oil
¼ teaspoon mustard
¼ teaspoon cumin
8-10 curry leaves
In a thick bottom vessel add green jackfruit, tamarind extract and a cup of water and let it cook. Drain the cooked channa and add it with green jackfruit.
Dry roast urad daal, coriander seeds, white sesame seeds, cumin, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and garlic. Grind the roasted ingredients with coconut and a cup of water to a smooth paste.
When the jackfruit turns soft and tender, add the ground mixture, salt and curry leaves and let it boil for about 5 minutes...If the gravy turns too thick, add some water.
Temper with oil, mustard and cumin. Cooking time is about 25-30 minutes. This gravy tastes good with rotis and rice.