Bengali Style Raw Jackfruit Curry Recipe – Enchor’er Dalana

Bengali Style Raw Jackfruit Curry Recipe called Enchor’er Dalana is a delicious curry made with green tender jackfruit.  Although the fruit is more native to Karnataka as the cultivation is majority from the region of Western Ghats. But in places like Bengal they also use in their day to day cooking to make curries, pickles or even cutlets.  Jackfruit Raw (Kathal), Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Onion, Ginger Garlic Paste, Green Chillies, Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Cumin powder (Jeera), Garam masala powder, Salt, Sugar, Bay leaves (tej patta), Ghee, Mustard oil   500 grams Jackfruit Raw (Kathal) 2 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi) 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1 Onion , sliced 3 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste 2 Green Chillies , chopped 1/2 Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt) 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder Salt , to taste Sugar , to taste 2 sprig Bay leaves (tej patta) 1 tablespoon Ghee 2 tablespoons Mustard oil     10   40     We begin making the Bengali Style Raw Jackfruit Curry Recipe, let us first cut the raw jackfruit. In order to do that we have to first, grease our hands and the knife that we are going to use, with some oil.This important tip ensures that the hands don’t get sticky from the natural fruit latex/sap present in the fruit does not get onto your hands and makes the cutting process hassle-free. In a bowl, whisk together curd along with water to make the buttermilk. Keep a bowl of buttermilk aside to drop in the chopped jackfruit Now that your hands and knife are well greased, cut the the jackfruit in half, discard the skin and start making 1 inch pieces and soak them in the buttermilk. Drain and transfer the raw jackfruit into a bowl. To marinate the jackfruit, to the jackfruit bowl, add turmeric powder and mustard oil and give it a good mix. Marinate it for about 20 minutes.Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add the cinnamon sticks, bay leaf and cardamom.Once it begins to sizzle, add  half of the sliced onions along with ginger and garlic, fry till it becomes translucent. Once done cool it down and grind it into a smooth paste and keep it aside.Heat a pressure cooker on medium heat, add oil and fry the rest of the onions till it is golden brown. Then add the marinated jackfruit and fry it for 5 minutes.Add the onion paste, all the spices-turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala along with sugar and salt. Keep cooking the jackfruit in the masala till the oil comes to the surface.Add about 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Close the pressure cooker and pressure cook the Raw Jackfruit Curry  for 2 whistle till it becomes tender.Allow the pressure to release naturally and check for seasoning.  Serve the Bengali Style Raw Jack fruit Curry Recipe along with Ragi Tawa Paratha and Kala Chana Salad Recipe With Carrots, Cucumber & Tomatoes  and Beetroot Carrot Raita Recipe for a completely healthy meal. This meal is also Diabetic Friendly .