Srilankan Jack Red Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • jack fruit - 3/4 kg
  • thick coconut milk - 200 ml
  • onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • green chillies 2, chopped
  • garlic - 1/2 tsp, chopped
  • chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • fennel seed (Saunf) powder - 1 tsp
  • fenugreek - 1/2 tsp, crushed
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves- few
  • salt to taste

How to Make Srilankan Jack Red Curry

  • Remove the seeds from jack fruit and cut the flesh into thin strips.
  • Combine the fruit with onion, garlic and green chillies.
  • Add rest of the ingredients except the coconut milk.
  • Add about 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer till the fruit is cooked.
  • Add the coconut milk and simmer for five more minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
  • Use under ripe, mature jack fruit for this preparation.
  • Only the fleshy, fruit portion is used in this curry.
  • Traditionally, fresh thick and thin coconut milk is extracted from one grated coconut.
  • The thin milk is used for cooking the jack fruit and the thick milk is added towards the end of the preparation.
  • This recipe is simplified by using packaged thick coconut milk, available in super markets.