Sunday, May 15, 2011

Echorer Torkari /SpicyJackfruit sabji

Raw Jackfruit is known as 'Echor' in Bengali and is very popular vegetable during this summer season. In Bengal raw Jack fruit are cooked in a rich, thick and spicy gravy just like we prepare chicken and it tastes almost like chicken curry. In this summer , when Jack fruits are easily available even in Bangalore I thought of making some special and authentic Bengali dishes with Echor. In this post I will share one of those dishes named "Echorer Torkari". Hope you will like it very much. More Echor recipes are yet to come in my upcoming posts.
Happy cooking!!


Ingredients:


Echor                                            500gms
Onion                                            2 Large (chopped)
Potato                                           2 large (cut into pieces)
Garlic                                            10 cloves(paste)
Ginger                                           2 tbsp (grated)
Bay leaves                                     2
Red chili Whole                              2
Clove                                            4 to 5
Cinnamon                                      2 sticks
cardamom                                     5 to 6
Turmeric powder                           1 tsp.
Coriander powder                          1 tsp.
Red chili powder                            1 tsp.
Roasted peanut                             10 gms
Garam masala powder                   1 tsp.
Ghee                                            1 tbsp
Salt(as per taste)



Method:


1. Cut Echor (Raw jack fruit) and clean it properly (I know it is a very tough job and takes lots of time and effort) or you can buy tinned ready made jack fruit pieces from market which will make your job easier.

2. Wash the pieces and mix with salt and turmeric powder and keep it for half an hour. Heat a pan and add echor pieces and 1 cup of water and boil it for 6 to 8 minutes. remove it from  flame and drain the excess water and keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a large pan and fry potato pieces until becomes soft. Take it out and in the remaining oil add jack fruit pieces and fry for about 4 to 5 minutes in high flame.Take it out and keep aside.

4. Heat oil and add bay leaves, red chili and whole garam masala (Cardamom, cinnamon, clove). Fry for  few seconds and add chopped onion and fry it until becomes golden yellow. Now add ginger and garlic and saute again. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chili powder. Saute the masala until oil gets separated . Now add fried jack fruit , fried potatoes, roasted peanuts and salt as per taste. stir continuously so that it gets mixed well with the masala. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover it with a lid and let it cook for another 6 to 8 minute with occasional stirring. When the  the gravy becomes semi dry add garam masala and Ghee. Switch off the flame and keep it covered and give a standing time of about 15 minutes.

Serve hot with steamed rice or chapatti and enjoy this delicious main course item in Lunch or Dinner.

This recipe has gone for the event "Flavors of Bengal"  and Nayanas event.







27 comments:

Sobha Shyam said...

wow..i like jackfruit in curries n sabjis..that sure looks delicious..nice presentation :)

Priya said...

Sabji looks truly delicious and quite interesting..

Priti said...

I like jackfruit sabji...we do in very different way and the presentation is very cute

Raji said...

Nice sabji...can imagine how wonderful this will taste with paratha or even roti.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very delicious preparation with jack fruit..






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

wow sabji with jackfruit...hmm...yummy...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Radhika said...

I luv this sabji very much but unfortunately I don't get this in my place. yours look delcious

Hari Chandana said...

Interesting recipe.. looks gr8 !!
Indian Cuisine

sowmya's creative saga said...

sounds really delicious..

Reva said...

Very delicious preparation,dear:) I love this blend of spices...
Reva

Sharmilee! :) said...

First time here....jackfruit sabji is my fav..looks yum

Now Serving said...

I love jack fruit too recently discovered this fruit! the thoran looks so yummy!

Ambreen said...

Looks yummy & cute presentation. I've never eaten jack fruit before ... sadly, we can't get it here.

Suja said...

Love jack fruit..this looks really delicious.

aipi said...

I love Jack fruit sabji very much and liked this version too :)
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Prathima Rao said...

Jackfruit dishes are my fav!!! This looks so flavorful & im sure il have to make this in large quantities!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious sabzi with jackfruit...

divya said...

Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

JishasKitchen said...

healthy and delicious sabji....great with rice..

cook from doha said...

delicious looking subzi.........

Mary said...

What a great way to prepare this. The fruit is not available here but I enjoyed it when we were in India. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

Malar Gandhi said...

Beautiful presentation, loved the recipe as well. Never had jackfruit subzi but heard a lot about it.

Vatsala. said...

First time here. You have nice space here. Nice jackfruit recipe. Glad to follow you. Do syop by mine sometime.
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Sunanda said...

Thanks a lot for appreciating the presentation and liking the recipe..
@ Radhika and Ambreen,You can use canned jack fruit pieces available in all stores instead of the fresh one..

Banglarecipes said...

Hi, I am new reader of your blog. I am impressed by your wonderful presentation. I found in ingredients you wrote about 1 tablespoon ghee but in the recipe you wrote about oil. is 1 tablespoon ghee is enough for this recipe? Thanks.

Sunanda said...

@ Banglarecipes.Thnx for visiting my blog and liking my recipes.Here I mentioned ghee while garnishing which gives a immense aroma to the dish. You have to cook the dish using oil which you can add according to you requirement...

Lucky Sign said...


Amazing . step by step pictures..looks so delicious and beautiful. thankyou for shearing. delicious recipe

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