Monday, November 4, 2013

Peppered Raw Jackfruit side-dish (Meeri wale phanas)

My husband is a vegetarian.  Everytime I make peppered sukkha mutton, he loves the smell of it but, cannot eat.  I always try and make the same masala with something vegetarian so that he can enjoy it.  In this preparation, I used raw Jackfruit and it went very well with the peppered masala I had made for the mutton and he loved it!!

  • Coconut oil - 1 table spoon
  • Curry leaves - 8-10
  • Onion - 1/2 cup chopped thin and long
  • Whole red chilies - 5-8
  • Salt - 1 table spoon
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Raw jackfruit - 2 cups shredded (I used the canned ones)
For the spice Mix : Dry roast and gring all the below ingredients using a spice grinder.
  • Black pepper - 1 tea spoon
  • Elaichi - 1 pod
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tea spoon
  • Fenugreek/Methi seeds - 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin/Jeera seeds - 1 tea spoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon

To a pan on medium heat, add the coconut oil.  Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.  Then add the curry leaves and let them splutter.  Add the onions and saute them till translucent.  Add the whole red chillies.  Then simmer the flame to the lowest.  Add the spice mix you just ground in the spice grinder (If the flame is not simmered, the spice mix might burn).  Then add the shredded Raw Jackfruit, Salt and Turmeric.  Mix well and cook closed.  Add water if needed.  As the Jackfruit out of a can is already cooked, it does not take long for all the spicy goodness to penatrate the jackfruit.  Turn the flame off.  Serve it hot with Roti, Chapati, Nan or rice.



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