I’m excited to cook this dish. It brings memories of my grandmother’s time, when we were poor and frugal. Although jackfruit was readily available in our back garden then, jackfruit curry or jackfruit cooked anyhow then was a big treat.
Jackfruit also known as vegetarian meat is highly valued today. Rarely available now, I don’t think my kids have tried such a dish so it’s still gonna be a big treat for us. I shall try to cook 2 varieties, one with samba chilli and the other with fish head curry. Hope they turn out great 🤔😍.
a stream in the Bishan park
Sambal chilli nangka (jackfruit)
I was given some jackfruit from seller in the market, repacked into boxes
1) In a pot of boiling water, scald the jackfruit for 3 minutes. Drain and leave in bowl for use later.
scalded and divided into 2 bowls
2) In the wok, heat up some oil, add 2 tablespoons of samba chilli and stir in the scalded jackfruit.
fry jackfruit with sambal chilli
3) To create some colors, add in some cherry tomatoes and some white n green leek to the vegetables.
stir in cherry tomatoes and leeks into mixture
4) Sambal chilli jackfruit dish was delicious, we ate all and forgot about photography.
Jackfruit fish head curry
1) Prepare the ingredients
jackfruit, eggplants, carrots, fish heads, cabbage, curry leaves, Kaffir leaves, long beans, tomatoes
2) In a wok, half cook the fish head and fish steaks.
Pan fry the fish slightly.
2)Dish up into a bowl to be used later.
dish the slightly cooked fish to be used later.
3) Cook up a wok of curry gravy, add in carrots as hardest to soften, then add in jackfruit to cook in curry gravy.
stages of adding carrots first, then the jackfruit cooked till soft.
4) Add in eggplants.
add eggplants into curry gravy
6) Add in cabbage and all rest of vegetables.
add in cabbage and rest of vegetables such as long beans, tomatoes
7) Add in the fish head and fish steaks pieces.
Fish head n fish steak pieces added to simmer in curry gravy.
7) Dish up ~ as I cooked more with the intention to give away, I shall scoop into giveaway boxes and individual bowls.
6 portions of jackfruit fish curry ready to serve.
8) Six portions of jackfruit fish curry ready to serve! 😍 😍 😍😃😃😃