Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Raw Jack Jeera Curry

Raw Jack Jeera Curry is a side dish and You can try this curry during the jackfruit season. Raw Jackfruit is filled with minerals and vitamins.

I have used Raw Jackfruit, some spices, toor dal and coconut.
Let us see some benefits of eating Raw Jackfruit in our diet.
Raw Jackfruit is full of fiber and provides energy. It is filled with carbohydrates and calories. It is a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. and B complex Vitamins. It contain good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron.
Jackfruit is said to be having gas (Vaayu or Vaata) and it happens during the digestion. Gas can turn as acidity.  To reduce the gas in the food you need to use spices like jeera, ginger, ingh and methi seeds etc. ( These spices helps to reduce the gas).
No Onion or No Garlic in this " Raw Jack Jeera Curry ". 
" Raw Jack Jeera Curry" is one of the traditional dish done in Udupi and South Canara.
Let us see the recipe now:

Things Needed : 

Cooked raw jackfruit : 1 Bowl
Cooked Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup
Methi Seeds : 5 to 6
Tamarind : 1 Marble size
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (2 to 3 Tablespoons)
Rasam Powder : 2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : To taste
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh / Asafoetida : a pinch
Curry leaves : 5 to 6

Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of raw jack and cut into pieces. Put it in water and wash it.
2. Pressure cook for 6 to 8 minutes with little water.
3. Wash and cook toor dal in a pressure cooker.
4. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp. Keep the pulp aside.

5. Grate coconut and grind it with rasam powder and jeera. (Use required water).
6. Remove from the mixi jar and keep it aside.

7. Keep a big pan. Put cooked raw jack pieces, cooked dal and tamarind pulp. Add a pinch of turmeric.
8. Add 5 to 6 methi seeds and required salt. Let it boil for 2 minutes.
9. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

10. Shift the curry to a serving dish. Add mustard seasoning and serve with main dish.
Ready to serve Raw Jack Jeera Curry

Note : 

Cooking raw jackfruit in pressure cooker helps the pieces to be soft. Or it takes longer time to cook.
Any brand of rasam powder is optional. I have used home prepared rasam powder. Adding little jaggery is optional. ( I have not added). Adding methi seeds while cooking helps to reduce the cholesterol in the curry. Adding jeera along with rasam powder helps to reduce the gas properties in the curry. Use of more chilly is optional. Use of coconut oil is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.
Recipe of Rasam Powder :
2 Tablespoons of coriander seeds
1/4 Teaspoon of methi/fenugrik seeds
1/4 Teaspoon of jeeera/cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetids
Red byadagi chilly : 5 to 6
Dry roast methi seeds, add coriander seeds and fry for a minute. Add red chilly and fry for a minute. add jeera and put off the fire. Let it cool. Dry grind it and use it.

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