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November 4, 2007


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      Jackfruit tree            a jackfruit- split wide open     the outer spiny cover

From hating to loving this veggie (fruit???), I have come a long way-as a child I could never have so many of these vegetables ,the ghia/lauki family in particular and karela and kathal.

But now... I love them all, and ever since I have started blogging I feel my sense of taste has become keener than ever- do you all , fellow bloggers feel the same or -felt the same (here I am talking to vintage bloggers :) )???I look at unfamiliar veggies with new respect and want to try my hand at making eh! -parval? ghia? karela? tori? tinda? yup -all of em! haha!


                          Masaledaar sookha kathal


  • Jackfruit- 250 gms(chopped)
  • Onions- 2 medium(chopped)
  • Tomatoes- 2 medium(chopped)
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 1/2 tsp.
  • Garam masala-1 tsp
  • Salt and red chilli powder to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


Deep fry the kathal pieces, keep aside. Heat two tbsp. of the same oil, pour off excess, add ginger and garlic and saute , add onions , let cook . Lastly add tomatoes and cook till masala leaves oil- add the fried  kathal, salt and red chilli powder, give it a good stir, serve with chopped coriander leaves on top and a twist of lemon along with hot chapatis ,delicious!

Just writing this post and thinking how great tasting this sookha kathal IS -is making my mouth water! seriously!!

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Asha November 5, 2007 at 2:51 AM  

We grew up eating Jackfruit, raw in dishes and fruit as they are or in dosas. Unfortunately, all I get here are in cans but something is better than nothing!:))
Sookhe Kathal looks yum. I have a whole post devoted to Kathal at FH!:))

Jeena November 5, 2007 at 4:14 AM  

Looks wonderful I never tried jack fruit but it looks delicious. :)

Sirisha Kilambi November 5, 2007 at 4:34 AM  

Bindiya...Nice one...I never experimented with Kathal...its unavailable also here ;-)
Looks great :-)

Nags November 5, 2007 at 9:10 AM  

i have never tasted jackfruit like this..

Happy cook November 5, 2007 at 2:52 PM  

Here here me too grew up eating jackfruit. Ripe, curry , chips etc....I have not ate them after getting married as when evr i go back to india they don't have it anymore.
This is a delicious dish.

bee November 5, 2007 at 7:01 PM  

most north indian recipes center around green jackfruit. do you also eat/cook the ripe fruit? love both, btw.

bindiya November 5, 2007 at 7:29 PM  

asha- glad you discovered it's lovely flavors early.


sirisha-That's sad!, should I send u some!

nags- make it, u will love it.

happy- I love the chips too!

bee-No I have never tried the ripe fruit, maybe now I will :)

Cynthia November 7, 2007 at 5:29 AM  

I always marvel at how our taste buds adjust and change as we grow older.

Happy cook November 9, 2007 at 1:15 AM  

Happy Diwali to you and your family.
I thought i will wish you in this post

Latha Narasimhan November 9, 2007 at 7:59 AM  

Jack fruit is definitely the queen of fruits!:)

ServesYouRight November 10, 2007 at 12:29 AM  

I have always wanted this recipe, and now here it is!! Thank you for sharing!!


zlamushka November 10, 2007 at 3:52 PM  

I have never eaten jackfruit. I am not sure whether I can buy it here. Probably I ll be able to get the dried variety. That should work, right? Strange, you guys make spicy fruit dishes....

bindiya November 10, 2007 at 7:48 PM  

Zlamushka-Only the name is "jackfruit",it does not taste like a fruit at all, meaning it is not sweet, so spicy dishes can easily be made out of it!

Seema November 10, 2007 at 10:46 PM  

Lovely and colorful dish buddy. I have never had jackfruit this way.I am sure I will be able to get hold of frozen jackfruit here. Have bookmarked your recipe.

Seena November 10, 2007 at 11:14 PM  

This jack fruit tree is different from the common one, and we have it in our place..
I will try your recipe, when I get one..definitely.

keep posting more recipes..

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