Simple and easy to make Kathal Ji Sabji made in a pressure cooker. Kathal or Jackfruit is actually a summer fruit that tastes delicious when cooked in a north Indian style spicy gravy. It is considered as a replacement of meat and also cooked in an almost similar way. Learn Kathal Ki Sabji Recipe - a delicious and spicy gravy prepared with Kathal/ raw jackfruit, cooked in a spicy tomato and onion gravy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour20minutes
Author Punam Paul
for cutting raw jackfruit
500gramsbaby jackfruit (कच्चा कटहल)- meat
1tablespoonmustard oil (सरसों का तेल)
for whole garam masala
1teaspooncumin seeds (जीरा)
2piecesIndian bay leaf (तेज पत्ता)
6piecespeppercorns (काली मिर्च के दाने)
2pieces ofgreen cardamom (छोटी इलायची)
1pieceblack cardamom (बड़ी इलायची)
1inchcinnamon stick (दालचीनी)
1-2piecesdry whole red chilies (सूखी साबुत लाल मिर्च)or as desired
for jackfruit curry
2piecegrated onion (कद्दूकस किया हुआ प्याज़)
1teaspoonfinely chopped ginger (बारीक़ कटा हुआ अदरक)
1teaspoonchopped garlic cloves (कटा हुआ लहसुन का लौंग)
1cupchopped tomato (कटा हुआ टमाटर)
1/2teaspooncumin powder (जीरा पाउडर
2teaspooncoriander powder (धनिया पाउडर)
1teaspoonturmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर)
2-3piecechopped green chili (कटा हुआ हरी मिर्च)or as desired
salt to taste (नमक स्वाद अनुसार)
1/4teaspoongaram masala powder (गरम मसाला पाउडर)
1tablespoonchopped fresh coriander leaves (ताजा काटा हुआ धनिया पत्ती)
How to cut Raw Jackfruit
Raw jackfruit exudes sticky white latex (milky gum-like substance) which doesn't leave your hands easily. Apply mustard oil well in your hands, chopping board, and on the knife. The oil will prevent the latex from sticking to your hands and utensils. While cutting the jackfruit, you can put oil in your hands, in between, otherwise, it may cause itching and stickiness in your hands.
Cut and remove the stem from raw jackfruit. Now cut the baby jackfruit in half lengthwise, then again cut each half lengthwise piece to quarter in length.
The jackfruit contains a center stalk that is not edible. Using the knife remove the center stalk from all the pieces and discard the hard middle section of the jackfruit as it doesn't cook.
After removing the center stalk, cut each quarter into a small 1-inch piece approx. Now using the oiled knife, trim away the thorny skin.
Cut the skinned fruit into further small pieces of 1-inch cubes.
How to prepare Jackfruit Curry
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry skinned jackfruit cubes a high flame, after light brown, remove them and put them aside.
Turn the flame to medium and add cumin seeds in this oil when cumin seeds begin to crack add bay leaves followed by peppercorns, cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, and whole red chilies and saute for a few seconds.
Combine chopped onion and saute them till they turn brown. When the onion has turned brown add garlic and ginger then add tomato along with salt to taste and fry until oil separates.
Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala then mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now, add green chilies and jackfruit, run it and cook well for 5-6 minutes in low flame.
Transfer it to the pressure cooker then add a cup of water and cook it on high flame till 1 whistle.
As soon as the whistle comes, turn the flame to low and let it cook for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
How to Garnish Kathal Ki Sabji
When the pressure gets released, remove jackfruit curry from the pressure cooker. Garnish with green coriander and serve hot.
Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.
Kathal Ki Sabji Recipe by Punam Paul from https://punampaul.com/kathal-ki-sabji-easy-jackfruit-curry-recipe/