Monday, May 21, 2007

Green Jackfruit and Channa Gravy





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 ;)
Ingredients:
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
Salt

Method:
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.

5 comments:

bee said...

look excellent. thaks for taking part in JFI.

Seema said...

Wow Jackfruit with chana is such a new comb for me. Can i use tinned jackfruit for this. Gotta try it out. Lovely picture.

Bubbalili said...

Thanks Bee and Seema,
I have not tried the canned Jackfruit...I made it with frozen by just thawing it under warm water. You could drain the brine and try with canned

Pelicano said...

Hey, this looks delicious! I am suprised at the similarity between this and the Konkani dish called "chane gashi"...is this from Karnataka?

Bubbalili said...

Pelicano...maybe it is similar, not sure. My cook used to make this back home. I enhanced a couple of masalas like garlic, sesame and fenugreek seeds