Have you ever used jackfruit seeds in cooking? Got any chance to include these seeds in staple food like curry or stirfry? Ever tasted cooked jackfruit seeds as is?
If your answer is ‘No’ then you must surely try this combo of mixing Mangalore cucumber with jackfruit seeds in a curry. Mangalore cucumber or vellary easily absorbs all the spice flavors well and doesn’t overpower the nutty taste of jackfruit seeds.
If your answer is ‘YES’ then you must be nostalgic, recollecting the memory of eating a bowlful of steamed rice pairing with Mangalore cucumber and jackfruit curry on a banana leaf sitting cross legged on floor during rainy season. Being nostalgic, I recreated the same magic in my Udupi-recipes kitchen with the fresh Mangalore cucumber and jackfruit seeds that have been stocked for the same purpose.
In Udupi, where oceanic rain is usually observed during rainy season this vellary, pumpkin and greens are used in everyday cooking and it is staple food in that season. Instead of making plain Mangalore cucumber curry, when it’s mixed with jackfruit seeds it seals the deal for sure. Jackfruit seeds enhance the taste blending well with the curry and that nutty taste cannot be forgotten so easily.
Mangalore cucumber curry with jackfruit seeds is a coconut based curry where coconut is ground with Udupi Sambar powder and the veggies are cooked in tamarind, salt and jaggery, then mixed with ground paste giving a perfect balanced taste. If you don’t have the sambar powder stocked, you can always refer ash gourd coconut curry to prepare it instantly for each curry. So here goes the recipe of simple, quick and delicious rice side dish Mangalore cucumber curry.
Meet you all with one more interesting recipe. Till then bye.