Young Jackfruit Stir Fry – or Thoran with Coconut


Young jackfruit when stir fried with coconut tasted delicious, this makes a perfect vegetarian side dish... Jackfruit is widely available in Kerala. Jackfruit season in India is during March to June. Since, I'd visited India in November I missed having ripe jackfruits that's plucked right from the tree and also my grand mother's jackfruit chips. I go crazy for jackfruit chips (raw jackfruit cut into wedges and fried in oil), nothing can beat homemade jackfruit chips. I finish a huge bag of chips in just one sitting, it's truly hard to stop munching on it. My sister had visited Kerala recently and she got to pluck fresh jackfruit that's grown in her husband's parent's backyard. She did make jackfruit fries and my niece loved it, she was more like me munching on it non-stop. We: aunt and niece have similar likes when it comes to food :) In Kerala, some people make young jackfruit thoran or stir fry with coconut. The jackfruit is plucked when it's still tender and is cooked. However, it

What you will need

Young jackfruit, canned- 1 large can

Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp

Salt- a few pinches

Coconut, grated- ¾ cup

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

Green chili- 1 (or 2 if you need more spice)

Curry leaves- 5 leaves

Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp

Oil- 1½ tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Chana dal- 1 tbsp

Whole dry red chili- 2

Curry leaves- 1 sprig


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