Jack Fruit Kofta Methi Coconut Milk Curry is a vegetarian delicacy cooked especially around the summer season when jackfruit is available.Again this Jack fruit recipe is unique one. I experimented to make koftas out of jack fruit and cooked in coconut milk and kasoori methi. This tastes heavenly and a great combination with ghee rice, naan, rotis etc. Give a try before the jack fruit season ends.
Raw Jackfruits, cut into small pieces - 250 gms
Finely chopped onion - 2 nos
Green chilli, chopped - 3 nos
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Coriander powder - ½ tsp
Cumin powder - ½ tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Gram flour - 2 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Salt -to taste
Cooking oil - to deep fry
FOR THE GRAVY
Onion -2 medium thinly sliced
Tomato puree - 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste - 1 and ½ tbsp
Green chillies, chopped - 3 nos
Cumin seed -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - ¼ tsp
Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
Honey - 1 tbsp
Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
Kasoori methi - 1 tbsp
Oil , - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
(dry roast the kasoori methi and crush it with the hands and keep aside).
METHOD OF MAKING THE KOFTAS
Boil the jackfruit in a pressure cooker with a little salt and turmeric powder. until soft. Drain and allow cooling.
Mash the jackfruits in a mixing bowl, add chopped onion, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, chopped coriander, salt and mash together to incorporate. Then mix the gram flour and corn flour and ginger garlic paste to bind.
Shape into small oval or round kofta balls.
Heat enough oil and deep fry the koftas until golden brownand keep aside
METHOD OF MAKING GRAVY
Heat oil in a kadhai, add the, cumin seeds.
Add sliced onion and fry until golden.
add ginger garlic paste, fry for 1-2 mins on medium heat. Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and fry until the oil starts to separate.
Then add tomato puree, little salt and ghee , fry until oil separates. Then add ½ a cup of water and allow the gravy to cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add honey, kasoori methi and add the fried koftas, sprinkle garam masala powder and add the coconut milk and remove from flame.
Jack Fruit Kofta Methi Coconut Milk Curry is ready to serve.
Serve with ghee rice, roti, naan etc.