Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Jackfruit, not yet ripe and straight off the tree +

Cassia leaves (which are good bush medicine when used to treat ulcers)
+ diced potatoes, ginger, whole spices such as brown cardamom, cinnamon, ground cumin and coriander
= one, nutritious, strengthening curry Bengali style.
Red Bull might give you wings but I eat this and it puts hairs on my chest.
(Which, of course, I promptly remove as we're all smooth chested down this way).
Eating this dish makes me want to fill out my tax return form.

For a sweet tooth, you can puree the flesh of the jackfruit, add a little sugar and roll out to dry on mats in the sun.
Moves extremely well with a dash of aguardiente.

Gotta love a multicultural city.

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Curly said...

I really like the picture of the jackfruit. I don't know what it is, or what it tastes like, but you have found a good angle to photograph it.

from South Shields Daily Photo

Unknown said...

Yeah - what Curly said - a stunning picture.

Glasgow Daily Photo

alaya said...

you have jackfruit too there.
i thought it only can be found in the tropic...

Murphy_jay said...

Hi there..nice photo of jackfruit.. I was thinking where have I seen this before.. then saw your caption..

If you ever get the chance, try to boil the seeds, they taste good as well :)

Annie said...

I have never seen this before, neat fruit, great pictures! I love the texture.