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Punjabi Kathal Masala कटहल मसाला सब्जी Kathal keema Jackfruit recipe

Well, Kathal is definitely the flavour of the month! After the success of Mutton rara, here's my recipe for a spicy Punjabi style Kathal Rara

40-50 minutes
2-4
Indian
Punjabi Kathal Masala कटहल मसाला सब्जी Kathal keema Jackfruit recipe Recipe - Ranveer Brar

Ingredients

For Jackfruit Marination

1 kg Jackfruit (peeled & diced) कटहल

2 tbsp Mustard oil, सरसों का तेल

1 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 ½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

 

For Pressure Cook Jackfruit

Water as required, पानी

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

2 no. Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

2-4 Cloves, लौंग

Marinated Jackfruit, मैरिनेटेड कटहल

 

For Kathal Rara

⅓ cup Mustard oil, सरसों का तेल

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

2 no. Dry red chillies, सूखी लाल मिर्च

¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds, मेथी दाना

1 ½ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

1 tsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

4-5 no. Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च के दाने

1 no. Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

5 medium Onions, sliced, प्याज

2 no. Cloves, लौंग

1 tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

2 tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

1 tbsp Tender Coriander stem, chopped, धनिया का डंठल

2 no. Green chillies (less spicy & chopped) हरी मिर्च

¼ cup Curd, beaten, दही

½ cup fresh Tomato puree, ताजा टमाटर प्यूरी

1 cup Water, पानी

Fried jackfruit, pulled, तला हुआ कटहल

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ tsp Sugar, चीनी

⅓ cup Water, पानी

 

Oil for frying, तेल तलने के लिए

 

For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Process

For Jackfruit Marination

  • Firstly, apply a generous amount of mustard oil on the hands, knife and on the chopping board.
  • Cut the jackfruit from the middle into two halves. Remove the inner sticky white core of the jackfruit.
  • Separate the pod from the skin of the jackfruit and cut them into cubes.
  • Keep the chopped pod cubes in a parat, add mustard oil, degi red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to taste.
  • Keep it aside for 20-25 minutes.

 

For Pressure Cook Jackfruit

  • In a pressure cooker, add water, salt to taste, bay leaf, cloves, marinated jackfruit and cover it with the lid and cook it for 2-3 whistles or until tender.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Kathal Rara

  • In a handi, heat mustard oil, oil, add dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, bay leaf and let it splutter.
  • Add onions, cloves and sauté it 3-4 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder, degi red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coriander stems, green chili, add curd and cook it well.
  • Add tomato puree, water and mix it well.
  • Add jackfruit, salt to taste, sugar, water and simmer it for a while until cooked well.
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl or dish and garnish it with coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot with roti.

 

For Frying

  • In a kadai, heat oil, add cooked jackfruit and fry until golden brown.
  • Transfer it to a plate or tray and keep it aside for further use.

 

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