Kadai Kathal

Kadai Kathal – Jack fruit Vegetable

Kadai Kathal – Jack fruit Vegetable, is made with raw jack fruit (unripe). This is a delicious main course dish. Kadai Kathal is well spiced with whole spices. This is a spicy dry sabji served with roti or rice. I like this sabji with thanda paratha.

Cutting jack fruit is a little messy affair. It has sticky latex and hence apply oil on your hands and to the knife before cutting it.

You may also like to try our other main course recipes like – Chatpate Aloo Shimla Mirch, Pyaz Karela Masala or Baingan Bhaja.

Kadai Kathal

Yield: 3 to 4 serving
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for Kadai Kathal – Jack fruit Vegetable

300 grams peeled kathal (jackfruit)
½ cup tomato puree
3 tablespoon roasted onion, garlic paste
1 medium onion slice
¼ teaspoon haldi (turmeric)
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon dhania powder (coriander)
½ teaspoon jeera powder (cumin)
1 teaspoon amchur (dry mango powder)
½ teaspoon jeera (cumin)
1 mace
2 bay leaves
1 black cardamom
2 cloves
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
1+1 tablespoon mustard oil

Directions for Kadai Kathal – Jack fruit Vegetable

  • Chop the kathal in ½” thick slices. Boil for 10 minutes until cooked.
  • Drain and gently squeeze out water and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan; saute the kathal for 5 minutes or till colour changes. You can deep fry them also. Set aside.
  • In the same pan add rest of oil; add jeera, mace, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves.
  • Add the tomato paste and saute till oil starts to separate.
  • Now add the haldi, coriander and chilli and saute for a minute.
  • Add the roasted onion paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add the sliced onion, Kathal, salt and mix well.
  • Add amchur and jeera powder mix.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of water, cover and cook for 5 minutes
  • Finally add the garam masala.
  • Serve garnished with coriander.

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