Sanoli's Kitchen: ENCHORER DALNA (CURRIED GREEN JACKFRUIT)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ENCHORER DALNA (CURRIED GREEN JACKFRUIT)

 
Enchorer Dalna is a very popular dish of Bengal (Eastern India). Jackfruit or Kathal is called Enchor in Bengali, it is yummy and delicious after cooking. Bengalis are mostly non-vegetarians. Locally we called enchor as 'gaach pantha' that means vegetarian goat meat, so luscious it is.

INGREDIENTS:
800 gm Raw Jackfruit
3 Medium Sized Potatoes (peeled and parboiled)
2 Green Chillies, cut in slits
1 Large Tomato (chopped)
1 Medium Onion (finely chopped)
4 Pods of Garlic (minced)
1&1/2 tsps Ginger paste
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Dry Mango powder
1 tsp Garam masala powdered (1" cinnemon, 2 cloves and 2 green cardamoms)
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavour)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
4 tbsps Oil
1 tsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
Salt to taste

METHOD:

Wash and peel the jackfruit. Chop it into 1" cubes. Cook jackfruit cubes in the pressure cooker till 2 whistles. Let it cool down naturally. Drain water completely. Keep it aside.

Cut each potato in 4 cubes. Set it aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and bay leaf in it. Saute for 40 seconds followed by adding chopped onion and minced garlic in it. Fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat now add ginger paste in it, mix well.

Add chopped tomato, green chillies and salt in it. Fry for another 4 minutes till tomato gets mushy.

Now add potatoes, jackfruit pieces and all dry spices in it. Mix nicely, add sugar in it. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, till spices are well cooked.

Pour 1/2 Cup of water in it. When it starts to boil, lower the heat now. For the right flavor, add chopped coriander leaves and clarified butter before turning off the heat. Stir nicely. 

Keep it covered till you serve it. Enchorer Dalna is ready to savor. Serve hot with plain rice and rotis.

TIPS: Before cutting the jackfruit, apply mustard oil on your hands to avoid black
          colour.

23 comments:

  1. Mom makes sambar with raw jackfruit....

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  2. Nice one Didi... we called it as palapodi...

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  3. My mom makes this but in a different way , first deep fry then tomato onion tadka...... You reminded me of my old days before marriage ... Had this a lot.
    You are right ... When you have this you feel like as if you are having mutton..... VEG MUTTON ......
    I miss this ib Bangalore :-(

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  4. looks yummy...its new version to me...

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  5. wow looks yummy ..haven't tasted this type of curry even once ..

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  6. Looks delicious.. Neatly presented..

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  7. Looks so yum....super clicks tooo..

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  8. Very different recipe didi, usually we make recipes with jackfruit seeds, raw jackfruit side is so new to me :)

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  9. Very interesting dish..mouth watering.

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  10. Love the presentation,looks so yummy..thanks for sharing

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  11. wow its my fav curry sanoli.. like to have with chapati..

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  12. Loved the traditional bengali recipes on your blog

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  13. Khub khete echhe hochhe go...daroon redhecho . My fav.

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  14. Sano dea it's a total diff recipe to me:) looks tasty

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  15. Delicious curry I love green jack fruit.

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  16. Very unique recipe to me,looks yummy too :)

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  17. Very new recipe to me... Looks nice

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  18. Since I have jack fruits in my kitchen garden I want to try this for long time....thanks for the recipe dear.....

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  19. Sounds so yummilicious Sano, your recipes are always unique and different :)

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  20. we love Jack fruit in any dish....this looks so delicious and makes me mouth watering...Thanks for linking

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