Raw Jackfruit – Vegetarian’s Chicken Masala

On recent chardham trip, @ Badarinath hotel ,kathal/Jackfruit masala was on buffet and we all just ate that and ignored rest of the buffet items. Since then I wanted to make it. I had tried it years before using canned jackfruit but I didn’t like taste of canned. This time I found in frozen section at Indian store . Some places it’s available fresh too if you are willing to do all the work to cut it.

It looks like chicken , isn’t it ? Since it’s a fruit , it will have little protein.

Followed nishmadhurika ‘s recipe from YouTube. It’s very simple and easy to make it.

  • Cool raw jackfruit for 1 whistle .
  • Heat oil, crack cumin seeds . Add ginger , garlic , green chili paste. Sauté and add turmeric powder , red chili powder, coriander powder , salt.
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Use generous amt of tomatoes to make it taste good.
  • Cook tomatoes few minutes only leaving little crunch.
  • Add boiled jackfruit, adjust salt. Mix, mash some . Add garam masala, Amchoor powder.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Yum ! Next I will make biryani.
  • Enjoy!

Almond Fig Shake

Figs are coming on world famous fig tree that I have . Today made this simple , vegan and nutritious shake .

  • Soak Raw almonds over night .
  • Morning peel skin and add water , blend.
  • Add few fresh figs from garden and blend again.
  • Keep consistency the way you like . I ate with spoon. It had right amount of natural sweetness.
  • Everyone wants everything more now a days , isn’t it ? More sweet , more spicy , more money , more work , more travel, more food , more nutrition….. never ending list.
  • Learn to be happy.
  • Enjoy!

Red bean curry soup with roti


  • Red bean curry made more like soup with whole wheat roti.
  • Whole wheat has enzyme which helps digest protein and so bean and roti is a good combination.
  • Try to use good quality whole wheat flour. In USA, king arthur’s whole wheat flour is really good.
  • This curry is very easy to make. Small red beans are from indian store. Called chori too.
  • No need to soak. Pressure cook beans with few chunk of onion and tomatoes.
  • Mix everything well. Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric , red chilli, cumin-coriandor powder and salt.
  • Heat little oil and just a little bit of mustard seeds. Once they crack, add above red bean mixture.
  • Boil for sometime and garnish with cilantro.
  • This is my to go curry when i want something spicy and quick.
  • This was my lunch at work. Can you tell?  🙂