Young Jackfruit Stir fry - Or Thoran with Coconut
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
For Cooking young jackfruit
  • Young jackfruit, canned- 1 large can
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- a few pinches
To grind
  • Coconut, grated- ¾ cup
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Green chili- 1 (or 2 if you need more spice)
  • Curry leaves- 5 leaves
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
For stir frying
  • Oil- 1½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal- 1 tbsp
  • Whole dry red chili- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. I used canned young jackfruit, available at Indian stores.
  2. Drain the water from the can and rinse the jackfruit under running water.
  3. You could discard any small seeds from it.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the rinsed young jackfruit, turmeric power, salt along with ¼ cup water.
  5. Cook covered over medium heat till the jackfruit turns tender.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool down.
  7. Using a fork, shred the cooked young jackfruit. Discard any thick pieces which will be the core of the jackfruit. Keep aside the shredded jackfruit.
  8. In a blender, coarsely grind the above mentioned ingredients "to grind" along with a couple of tablespoons of water. Keep aside.
  9. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add oil.
  10. When oil turns hot, add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  11. Add chana dal and saute till it turns golden in color. I love the bite of cooked chana dals.
  12. Add dry red chilies and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  13. Add the cooked and shredded young jackfruit, stir fry for a few minutes.
  14. Add the coarsely ground coconut mixture, combine well and stir fry till the water dries off and the coconut has cooked well.
  15. Taste and add more salt to taste.
  16. Stir fry till the mixture turns dry.
  17. Remove from the heat and keep covered for a few minutes.
  18. Serve as a side dish along with rice or roti.
Canned young jackfruit will have a slight sour taste.
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