Enchor er Dalna (Jackfruit Curry)


It is a summer fruit. I always wait for summer so that I can have the jackfruit again. I love the enchor cutlet morethough . We bengalis call it gaach patha (tree goat) because it tastes a lot like mutton. Once we went to Tirupati where my friend and I saw a jack-fruit tree with a lot of jack-fruits hanging from the branches. We tried to get one for ourselves with the help of my brother-in-law Mithu. We got away with this with our kids enjoying the show and cheering us on. I did manage to bring it back home but my husband scolded me lot for this. But, I frankly accept that I don’t feel guilty and would do it again 😀

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Ingredients:

Jackfruit (Echore) –   500g

Potato                  –   2

Tomato                 –   1

Turmeric powder   –   1 tea spoon

Chili powder         –    2 tea spoon

Garlic paste         –     1 spoon

Ginger paste          –  1 ½  spoon

Onion (medium sized) – 4

Salt                        – According to taste

Whole garam masala       –  2 of each

Meat masala          –  2 tea spoon

Water                       – 2 cups

Sage leaves          –  1

Sugar                   -1/2 tea spoon

Ghee                    – 1 table spoon

Cumin seeds    – ½ spoon

 

Pre-Preparations:

  1. Chop the onions
  2. Cut the potatoes into small cubes
  3. Remove the jackfruit skin and core and then chop into small cubes.
  4. Boil the jack fruit for about 10 minutes (till they are slightly soft) and set them aside.

 

Preparation:

  1. Heat Oil in a wok
  2. Add cumin(jeera) seeds, sage leaf and whole garam masala
  3. Add the potatoes and fry it till it turns golden in color and set it aside
  4. Add the chopped onions to the wok
  5. Stir the onions till they turn slightly brown.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and meat masala
  7. Add salt and sugar
  8. Stir it for 5 minutes
  9. Add the chopped tomato.
  10. Stir for 2 minutes till the tomato is soft and mushy
  11. Add a little water so that ingredients are easy to mix
  12. Add the boiled jackfruit and it fry for 10 minutes
  13. Add the fried potatoes
  14. Add 1 ½ glass of hot water
  15. Cover the wok with a lid and cook on a medium flame till it is properly cooked (around 10 minutes).
  16. Lastly add ghee.

Serve with rice or paratha.

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