Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brinjal Curry with Jack-fruit Seeds

I don't remember when was the last time I had a fresh jack fruit. This is my moms favorite fruit but my dad used to HATE the smell of this fruit and used to urge us not to keep the fruit in the fridge because everything else would smell like jack fruit then! Good old days...
Dried mangoes are available here, I wish at least dried jack fruit was available.
When I had seen the jack-fruit seeds in one of the Asian stores, I quickly grabbed them. At that time I had no idea what I was going to make with it.

Jack fruit seeds: 10
Bringal: 2 big ones, chopped
Tomatoes: 2 large chopped into small pieces
Onion: 1 large chopped
Green Chili: 1, slit
Coriander leaves: hand ful
Ginger & garlic paste: 1 tsp
Salt: according to taste
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp

For Tadka:
Oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin: 1 tsp
Chana dal: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 string

  •  Remove the outer layer of the jack fruit seed and boil in hot water for 10 minutes. 
  • Chop the seed into 4 parts and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin, chana dal and curry leaves.
  • Fry for few seconds and add the chopped onions and green chili. 
  • When the onions are fried, add turmeric powder, salt and chili powder. Fry for a few seconds and add the ginger & garlic paste and fry for a minute taking care not to burn. 
  • Now add the chopped bringal and tomatoes and a little water. 
  • When the bringal is half cooked, add the boiled jack fruit seeds. 
  • Cook until brinjal is completely cooked, switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. I know there are times when you wish somethings were more easily available but found an alternative,we all do...

    This is a very interesting sabji,I have never tried it,but sounds very special:)

  2. delicious with jack fruit seeds looks yummy and colourful

  3. Another interesting ingredient added to the curry.Unique combination.