Since my first experience with young green jackfruit went so well with the Young Jackfruit Sambal Salad I decided to use it in a curry. It was just as wonderful as I predicted. This will definitely be appearing on my plate again. I prefer the texture of the jackfruit to tofu (which usually appears in my currys) but it's on par with lentils/beans... perhaps they would work well together? one way to find out!
This curry is full of flavour and veggies, I would be great with millet, quinoa, brown rice but we made cous-cous. I'm willing to try things again because your tastes do change and I'm constantly trying to get my husband to try new foods (usually vegetables and fruits) so I have to do the same! but surprise surprise I still don't like it- so I can vouch for the fact this curry is good enough to have without it.
Jackfruit, Pumpkin and Spinach CurryMakes 4 serves
1 can young green jackfruit
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp coriander
1 tsp cloves
1 tbsp mustard seeds
3 large green chillis- seeds in, they're mild but flavourful! Adjust to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 small butternut pumpkin
1/2 cup light coconut cream (or sub in blended tomatoes)
2 tbsp ground chia seeds
1 cup frozen spinach
thumb size piece of ginger
fresh coriander to garnish
1 tbsp lemon juice
Stock to cover (approximately 4/5 cups)
- Grind whole spices and chia seeds
- chop chilies and pumpkin
- pumpkin, spinach, chili, stock, ginger in pot- simmer till the pumpkin is tender
- chop and add jackfruit- simmer for 10 minutes-ish
- add lemon and coconut
- enjoy with cous-cous/millet/rice/quinoa/buckwheat... whatever you fancy!
Curry, cous-cous, green beans, green chili pickleI hope you give jackfruit a try- its really yummy, filling and low cal. It's going to be a regular in my cupboard for sure! How easy is canned jackfruit + frozen veg curry on a weeknight? I made another version with blended tomatoes instead of the coconut cream in the gravy- less calories and fat and worked very well.
Thank you so much for the comments on my last post! I really truly appreciate every comment I get but those in particular were just what I needed to hear when I was making a change in my diet. I'm all in now- I'm cutting the fats, limiting the carbs, enjoying fruits and eating my weight in vegetables- wish me luck?
Hope you're all enjoying yummy plant based meals xxx