Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Kadgi Ghashi (Raw Jackfruit in Garlic Seasoned Gravy)

"Jackfruit" also known as "Kadgi" in Konkani is a very popular vegetable in Coastal Karnataka.
Jackfruit is an aromatic, fleshy fruit renowned for its delicious taste. When unripe its flesh is green, and it can be cooked in various ways. Jackfruit has many health benefits, the main benefit being its high potassium content which is helpful in lowering blood pressure. Its also high in Vitamin C. Since it contains few calories and a very small amount of fat, jackfruit is good for those trying to lose weight.
Here is a very simple jackfruit dish.

Ingredients :
Jackfruit raw (green) - 1/2 kg/ 500 gms
Coconut - 1/2 grated or 1 cup coconut milk
Dry red chillies - 8
tamarind - 1 small piece

For seasoning :
Oil - 1tsp
Garlic - 8 cloves - crushed lightly along with skin
Method :
Cut the jackfruit into big pieces with a sharp knife, then remove the skin, wash and boil in cooker for about 10 mins.
 Roast red chillies. Grind them along with coconut, tamarind and 1 cup water to form a smooth paste.
Now take a heavy bottomed pan, add the ground paste, 1 cup water and the boiled jackfruit and bring to boil.
Now keep a seasoning pan on the other stove, add the oil and fry the crushed garlic till golden.
Now pour over the boiling curry.
Serve hot with steaming rice. 

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