Pala Musu – Green Jackfruit Curry

I have never ventured to cook jackfruit before, until JFI, that is. But this curry is the only form of cooked jackfruit I have had so far. And it happens to be my favourite one. Pala Musu in Tamil means Green Jackfruit. The beauty of this dish is its simplicity. No hard-to-find spices, no elaborate cooking method, what you find in your spice box is what goes into this dish. Onto the recipe now.

Ingredients

Green jackfruit – 2 cans or 1 small-sized
Coconut – ¾ cup, shredded
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 5
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Asafoetida
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt
Oil – 1 tbsp

Method

If using canned jackfruit, drain and wash them. Pulse the jackfruit pieces with turmeric in a food processor until they are shred into bite sized pieces. If using fresh green jackfruit, peel the skin, cut into fairly big pieces and pressure cook them with turmeric for 2 or 3 whistles. Now pulse them into bite sized pieces.

In a kadai or skillet, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Now add urad dal, curry leaves and red chillies. To this add jackfruit with asafoetida, salt, and sugar. Mix well and finally mix coconut.

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This is ‘2’ in 1-in-3 jackfruit and my second entry to JFI-Jackfruit hosted by Jugalbandi.

24 comments:

Roopa said...

hmm nice a simple and easy dish!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
Very nice dish. here we have small green jackfruit... do i have to cut it with its skin? peel it?

Srivalli said...

Hello Suganya, you have a wonderful blog with great photos. All are looking so yummy.

Sumitha said...

Suganya I just read your previous post too now and what beautiful, beautiful pictures you take!The halwa looks so so good.

Linda said...

Hi Suganya, thanks for visiting my blog. You have some lovely recipes here! The jackfruit curry looks great, and your photos in the previous post -- the raw jackfruit -- just spectacular!

Asha said...

How beautiful.Great photo Suganya.Simple and delicious.

bee said...

thanks, suganya, for this entry. what a gorgeous pic.

Mathy Kandasamy said...

Ahaa.. So there is a Tamil recipe for Green Jackfruit. I'd been breaking my head over this ever since Bee & Jai announced the JFI theme.

Thanks for the recipe Suganya. Will try this sometime. Lovely photos.

-Mathy

Kribha said...

Nice simple dish Sugi. will try it for sure.

Meena Kandlakuti said...

HI Suganya!..You have got a good blog here.Photgrpahy and the dishes are very good.I addedd your blog into my blogroll.see u frequently:-)

Suganya said...

Thank you for taking time to drop by and leave those encouraging comments. Greatly appreciated!! :-)

Mathy, I decided to post this recipe after your reading your post enquiring about Tamilian jackfruit recipes. Hope it helps.

Prema Sundar said...

I first thought it was cabbage poriyal... never thought it was with jackfruit... I do not cook much(almost nothing!!!) with jackfruit Suganya..looks easy to make and sounds good. nice innovative dish.

Komal said...

Looks delicious :) I'd love to try it but I've no idea where to find a Jackfruit! I've never seen it beofre in my life...Where can I find it?

Cynthia said...

Suganya, I like this dry curry.

Vcuisine said...

Beautiful Suganya, Even those who don't like this veggie, will start loving by seeing your photos. Very nice. Viji

Sig said...

Beautiful picture Suganya... my mom makes a thoran with young jackfruit, it looks the same and recipe sounds very similar too...

Bharathy said...

LOVE love love your pics...photography skills..Great posts!!!WoW!
You turned Me,a fan of your Blog!
Love all,suki..
How did you take that pic of opened fruit???with whites and yellows??
Yes,the fruit is of 2 varieties,Varikka(less fibrous and sweet),Koozha chakka more fibrous,takes a long time to reach you tummy:) from your throat..you can feel that pulling sensation down the gullet,if u ever try it..:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is simply superb!...Love it...

Suganya said...

Prema, the canned green jackfruits were close to the fresh ones, taste wise. So, if you get a chance, try 'em.

Komal, canned jackfruits are available in all Oriental super-markets, some Indian stores. Jugalbandi has some photos, if you want to get an idea.

Cynthia, Viji, Sig, Sukanya Thanks!!

Bharathy, Thats a B&W photo with colour splash. How was Paris? Oh! And "Bienvenue en arrière" :)

Sharmi said...

your pics look so perfect and awesome. never heard of Pala musu.

PaakaPriya said...

Hi Suganya, Thanks for the recipe. I had never tasted green jackfruit before. I tried it for the 1st time with ur recipe and it was delicious!

Maya said...

Hey Suganya, I tried this curry and we loved it. It was so simple with the canned jackfruit and delicious to taste, Thanx :)..

Sriram said...

Hi suganya i tried it came well with green jack fruit,but the thing is even i cooked nicely the pala musu curry is still not that soft as the ripen jack fruit what should i do for it?


-gayatri sriram

Jayshree said...

Thanks for the recipe and my husband has been asking for 2 decades and 3- 4 times he bought the green raw jack fruit(pala musu) and all the time I spoiled it, whereas when i followed your recipe today my husband appreciated much...it is nice and simple dish...and tasty too

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