Kathar Tarkari (Jackfruit Curry)

Happy Mother’s day to all the mum’s out there! 

A special one for my mum Oline Singh who has always been there for me. From taking full care of me during my painful and complicated pregnancy to taking care of her grand daughter as a baby. From making a cup of chai/tea to cooking delicious foods for me. 

Instead of giving yourself some much deserved rest at this age you’re helping me, your ill daughter, in every way possible just so I can get some rest from my chronic pains. 

Thank you Amma/mum for everything you have done and continue to do for me. I may not show it as much and as easily as I would like to but just so you know that I love you!!😘😘😘


Ingredients

1 Can or Packet of Frozen Jackfruit 

1 Onion (sliced lengthwise)

1 Green Chilli

1/4 Tspn Turmeric/Haldi

1/4 Tspn Garam Masala

1/4 Tspn Cumin/Jeera Seeds

6-10 Curry Leaves

Oil For Cooking

Salt To Taste

Method

• Drain the water from the can and cut the jackfruit cubes finely.

• Heat oil in a pan and add jeera/cumin seeds and allow it to sizzle till brown.

• Next add onions and let it saute until translucent then add the chillies, garlic, ginger and curry leaves. 

• Once browned add the turmeric and garam masala and give it a quick stir.

• Finally add the jackfruit pieces and cook until softened.

This dish is best served with Roti/Chapati.

Kekda Tarkari (Crab Curry)

Hi everyone apologies for going MIA for quite sometime. I know a recipe is pretty much well overdue now.

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances in the family I won’t be posting any of my crazy stories anytime soon. I know many of my readers look forward to my stories but I have to be in great spirits to compose them which is currently near to impossible. I will continue to post recipes and special guest posts for you all whenever it’s possible. Thanks for your understanding and continued support. 😊😘

Anyways here’s a recipe contributed by my mum Oline for you all to enjoy.

Ingredients 
1kg Blue Swimmer Crabs 

1 Big Onion/Pyaz Finely Chopped

10-15 Curry leaves

1 Tbspn Garlic/ Lehsun Paste

1 Tbspn Ginger/ Adrak Paste

2 Tspn Garam Masala

1 Tspn Turmeric/ Haldi

1 Tspn Hot Chilli Powder (optional)

2-3 Fresh Chillies (optional)

4 Medium Tomatoes Finely Chopped

1/4 Cup Tamarind/Imli Infused Liquid

Salt to taste

Oil For Cooking

Coriander/Dhaniya For Garnish

Method

• Pour about a 1/4 cup of boiling hot water in a bowl with the tamarind pulp. Set aside and allow it to infuse until it cools. Squeeze and discard the tamarind. Keep the remaining infused liquid for later use. Alternatively you can purchase ready Tamarind paste/puree from the Asian/Indian grocers. 

• Heat oil in a pot/pan and add the chopped onions. Sauté until translucent then add ginger, garlic and fresh chillies and allow it to brown lightly.

• Next turn the heat to medium and add the dry spices garam masala, turmeric, curry leaves and powdered chillies. Give it a quick stir then add the tomatoes.

• Allow the tomatoes to cook on low heat until the oil separates and tomatoes are a bit mushy. 

• Now add the crabs and bhuno/dry cook for at least 5-10 mins. Crabs change to a lovely orangey red color once its in contact with heat and fully cooked. Ensure the entire pieces have turned red or it’ll remain uncooked in some spots. 

• Next add the tamarind infused liquid and cook for further 5mins.

• Finally garnish with coarsely chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.

This dish is best served with fragrant basmati rice.