What is Jackfruit
Jackfruit is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family.
The plant originated in southwest India, where it grows abundantly. And then, it spread to other parts of India, southeast Asia, the East Indies, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.Its huge trees produce massive, green, oblong fruits with a bumpy, fleshy exterior. On the inside, it contains many pale-yellow, plump bulbs, which are edible and joined at the core. The seeds can also be cooked, eaten on their own, or ground into flour.It provides miraculous source of nourishment that researchers even called it a “miracle” food .
Jackfruit can be enjoyed ripe as well as raw as vegetable. I personally like raw jackfruit more than ripe one. Today I am sharing one of my favourite raw jackfruit dish, Jackfruit cutlet.
Cooking time:45 min
Difficulty level: Medium
- 300 gm Raw Jackfruit cut into small pieces
- 1 medium sized Potato
- 1 medium sized Sweet Potato(you can avoid it)
- 2 green Chillies chopped
- 1/3 rd teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted Jeera powder
- 1/4 tsp Chat masala
- 1/4 tsp Kasuri Methi(dry fenugreek leaves)
- 1/2 teaspoon Chilli flakes
- Salt to taste
- Vegetable oil to deep fry the cutlets
Peel, clean,cut in small pieces & take jackfruit pieces in a pressure cooker.
Pressure cook them with little water until cooked completely.
Drain and mince them in a mincer.
Boil and mash potato and sweet potato.
Add minced boil jackfruit to the mashed potatoes.
Mix them well, add salt, turmeric powder,chopped green chillies, coriander powder, roasted jeera powder, kasuri methi, chat masala and chilli flakes.
Mix them well so that spices incorporate well to the mixture.
Make 2 inch diameter patties out of the mixture.
Deep fry them in hot oil in batches until golden brown.
Transfer the cutlets to kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Serve them as snack or as side dish.