Long time ago I published my mother’s recipe for Metkut (मेतकुट) , it was just for my own reuse since its not that every day you make such things. Now looking at demand from my blog readers I am writing down few selected ones ….
So Mother’s Recipe series continues with Kachya Phansachi bhaji (कच्चा फणस भाजी) (Unripe jackfruit curry) which is seasonal curry prepared at the beginning of summer season in Maharashtra when you have unripe jackfruits available easily and at pretty cheap price (due to the fact that if you keep too many jack fruits on the tree then all of them can not grow well and hence you have to remove some of them, they are to be sold unripe state)
Also some of the readers wanted to know all recipes from my mother I have posted so far hence I have added links to previous blog posts (goto the end of this post to visit links) …
I like this tasty curry very much and today got up 6 am to goto Khadilkar kaka to get fresh one for me 🙂
Kachya Phansachi Bhaji (कच्चा फणस भाजी) (Unripe jackfruit vegetable curry)
Ingredients for Unripe Jackfruit Curry
|1 Bowl||Hara vataana (Green peas)|
|1 Bowl||Cahvli (black eyed beans) or 1 bowl, Pavta (Lima beans)|
|1 Spoon||Garlic paste|
|1 Spoon||Ginger past|
|2 Numbers||Onions (roasted)|
|1 Kg||Unripe jack fruit (Kaccha Phanas)|
|1/4 Tea spoon||Turmeric powder|
|1/2 Bowl||Grated coconut|
|1 Tea spoon||Coriander seeds powder (Dhane)|
|1/2 Tea spoon||Cummin seeds (Jire)|
|1 Tea spoon||Kala Masala or Goda Masala|
|1/2 Tea spoon||Salt|
** Bowl = Catori (in Hindi) or Vati वाटी (in Marathi)
How to prepare Kaccha phanas bhaji
Kaccha phanas (unripe jack fruit) to be chopped off as shown in the below photograph, in 1 Sq Inch shape (Take care that you apply oil to hands and knife while cutting unripe jack fruit)
also immediately put the cut pieces into water since it turns rustic colour due to iron content.
Now roast the onions on to the gas flame, grind them with grated coconut + garlic + ginger + salt + kala/goda masala + red chilli powder, to make paste as shown below photograph
Heat 2 spoon oil into pan, add mustered seeds + jeera seeds to it.
Then put red chilli powder + turmeric powder to it.
Turn gas to high heat and add hara vatana and chavali, fry for 2 mins
Add Kaccha phanas pieces to it, mix and close the lid with a plate.
After few mins add hot water to it alongwith the ground masala.
Keep on low heat till it cooks (poke with fork to check that it is just done, over cooking will spoil taste of this curry)
And yummy curry is ready to eat 🙂
Special Tip : Remember this curry is not like other ones, this is semi solid type, do not add too much of water since it will loose the taste
and finally got 1 kg kaccha phanas at 30 INR 🙂
if you wish to see other recipes from my mother visit following blog posts …. cheers !!
Mother’s Recipe – Metkut (मेतकुट)
कैरीचे पन्हे kairiche panhe (unripe raw Mango Juice)
My trek recipes – Instant Upma
My trek recipes – Instant Khichdi
My trek recipes – Instant Pithale (Zunka)