Did you know that jackfruit seeds are edible? Not only edible jackfruit seeds also a good source of thiamin and riboflavin, which can keep your eyes, skin and hair healthy. The seeds can be boiled, roasted or even turned into a flour. If you want to try something new this curried jackfruit seed can be a nutritious addition to your diet.
If you ask me the texture of jackfruit seed almost similar with roasted potato, just a bit firmer. It tastes bland with a light aroma of jackfruit.
Curried Jackfruit Seed
- 300 g jackfruit seeds
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 5 curry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Place the jackfruit seeds to a large pot filled with water. Make sure the water covers all the seeds or at least 1-inch above the seeds. Bring the water and seeds to boil, then lower the heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes until soft.
- Drain the seeds, let it cool and dry. Once the seeds dry and cool enough to touch, peel the outer layer with a knife.
- Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a frying pan until shimmering then adds curry leaves, saute for about 30 seconds. Add minced garlic, ginger and ground coriander, cook for about 1 minute while stirring. Stir in sliced jackfruit seeds, turmeric and chilli powder, season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes, add a splash of water if it’s too dry.
- Remove curried jackfruit seeds from the heat and serve immediately.