Jackfruit was least known for its benefits as a superfood.Earlier considered to be a poor
man’s food,because of its high fibre content,(satiating hunger) has now regained it’s
prominence due to research ,and is widely sold all over the world.Jackfruit was mostly
consumed and grown in Asian countries before,but now the rest of the world are trying to
grow this jack of benefits tree.
I will just give you an outline of the benefits ,as i usually do.
It is good for diabetes,in reducing cholesterol,and is a bulk laxative which eliminates
cancer causing chemicals from the colon.Diabetic ,people under medication please do
consult your doctor if you are going to consume the ripe jak fruit.
So now let me get into the introduction of my new try of jakfruit kebab.
1 small tender jak fruit (remove skin and cut as in picture)
1/2 cup gram dal (channa dal/kadala parippu)
1 inch piece cinnammon
1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp.cummin seeds
1 tsp.fennel seeds (perumjeeragam,saunf)
1 inch piece ginger
5-6 cloves garlic
1 tblsp.whole coriander
1/4 cup breadcrumbs(optional)
salt to taste
1 cup water
1 big onion chopped fine/a bunch of spring onions
2-3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp.garam masala powder
few curry leaves
oil for frying
First soak the cut jak fruit pieces in mild buttermilk for 10 minutes.Wash and boil with the
ingredients bold listed till dry.
Allow to cool and coarsely grind .To the grounded mixture add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix well ,and bind into kebab shapes and shallow fry,till golden brown.These kebabs could
be grilled too.Serve with mint chutney if you like.
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