Kathal Ki Sabji |JackFruit Curry Recipe
A delicious curry made with raw JackFruit, also known as Kathal in Hindi. Lot of people don’t like this vegetable, but at our home this curry made by Mom is loved by everyone. It’s difficult to peel off and cut this vegetable. I got it cut from the Sabzi wala itself, even you can also get it peeled off from the market. My mom uses the JackFruit seeds in the curry as well. You can remove seeds if you wish. Some can eat ripe kathal as a fruit also. So, try out this homely nutritive curry and serve it hot with rice or rotis. If you want to try something different, do check out these recipes Raw Banana Curry and Turnip Curry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 250 gms Jackfruit
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
- 2 green chilies, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, pureed
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2-3 cloves
- 1 inch cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon degi mirch powder
- Asafoetida (Hing) – A pinch
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
- 1/2 garam masala
- Fresh Cream or whisked yogurt
- Salt to taste
- Oil for cooking
- Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
Method to cook Kathal (JackFruit) Curry Recipe
Step 1: Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chopped kathal pieces till they turn golden brown and crispy. Transfer them over a tissue paper on the plate and keep aside.
Step 2: Then, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bayleaf and fenugreek seeds. Let them crackle. Then add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Stir till the raw smell goes away and it turns golden brown.
Step 3: Add tomato puree and mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, salt and garam masala. Stir fry till all the masalas are cooked well.
Step 4: Add 1 teaspoon fresh cream and fried kathal pieces. Mix everything together well.
Step 5: Add 1 cup of water, cover the lid and cook it for 2 whistles on low flame. Once the pressure is released naturally, open the lid and check if the vegetable is soft and cooked completely. Adjust salt as needed.
Step 6: Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis or rice.