January 07, 2013

Green jack fruit & prawn curry (Enchor O Chingrir Dalna)


1.Green jackfruit 1lb or 450 gms or canned jackfruit 1 can
2.Prawns 1/2 lb or 225 gms
3.Potato 1 big cut into medium pieces
4.Onion chopped 1 cup
5.Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
6.Tomato chopped 1 cup
7.Green chili 1tsp chopped
8.Turmeric 1/2 tsp
9.Red chili pwd as per taste
10.Whole cumin seed 1/2 tsp
11.Bay leaf 1 big
12.Garam masala pwd  1/2 tsp
13.Salt & sugar as per taste

14.Mustard oil 4 tbsp


1>Make sure to rub oil in your hand before cutting green jack fruit to avoid sticky latex to stick to your hand. Skin off the Jack fruit and cut into small pieces. Heat a little water in a pan and when the water boils add the jack fruit. Cook till the jack fruit is tender. Drain and keep aside.
If you are using canned jackfruit then just cut the can and drain the water of the can and keep the chunks aside.
2>Clean the prawns and marinate with turmeric and salt and keep aside.
3>Now heat oil in a wok and fry prawns and potatoes and keep in a bowl.
4>In the same oil add bay leaf and cumin seed and fry for a while.
5>Then add chopped onionand fry till golden brown.
6>Add ginger garlic paste and stir fry for 5 mins.
7>Add turmeric, Green chili and red chili pwd and again fry with 1 tsp of water.
8>Now add chopped tomatoes and cover the pan to soften the tomaotes.
9>When the tomatoes become soften open the lid and fry the masala very well till oil separates from the masala.
10>Add fried prwans,potatoes & boiled jackfruit and fry to mix the masala with them.
11.>After 5 mins add 2 cups of water to the mixture and covr the curry and simmer it to cook the potatoes very well.
12>When potatoes are well cooked pour the curry in a big serving bowl and sprinkle some garam masala.Serve the curry with steamed rice.

Tip:1>If you like coconut you can add coconut milk to it instead of water.
       2>You can add little ghee when adding the garam masala.
       3>If you don't like prawn just remove it.Still it will be very delicious.

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