Come the Jackfruit season, I can not refrain myself from making my favourite Jackfruit Curry (Kathal Masala / कटहल की सब्जी). This is simple one pot Jackfruit curry. Luckily I have a partner who is also huge fan of Jackfruit. This time around thought of making sure I have taken pictures of the Jackfruit curry to share the recipe here for wider audience.
Benefits of Jackfruit are unparalleled. Some of these are:
- The seeds of the fruit are edible. They contain starches and dietary fiber.
- It is one of the rare fruit that is rich in B-complex group of vitamins. It contains good amounts of vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid.
- Flesh of the Kathal is starchy and fibrous. It is a great source of dietary fiber.
- In Hindi and Bangla it is called as ‘Kathal’, in Malayalam ‘Chakka’, in Kannada ‘Halasu’, and in Marathi it is called as ‘Fanas’.
- Jackfruit have a distinctive sweet and fruity aroma. Ripened Jackfruit taste somewhat like banana.
A fully grown Jackfruit can weigh easily up to 10kgs, and the skin is pretty hard and spiked. Cutting Jackfruit is also a bit of art and care should be taken to oil the knife before you cut, as jackfruit is sticky in nature when raw.
Jackfruit pickle is also a lovely condiment, I will try to share the recipe of that in near future and if you are jackfruit lover like me you must try Jackfruit Biryani, a sure shot way to win heart of your guests.
Below is the step by step procedure to make Kathal | Jackfruit Masala.