Curried Jackfruit Seed Stew - A Waste-not Food
With food always being so expensive nowadays, I believe we should utilize as much as we can to get the most of our money. Besides that, how great is it to know that not only is the Jackfruit seed edible but it is loaded with nutrients!
Here's a perfect recipe to utilize your jackfruit seeds. Not only is it fast and easy to make, but it is delicious and very good for us. High in protein and free of cholesterol.
“If the whole world went vegan, there would be less war. How you eat determines your mood and your outlook on life." - Alexandra Paul
Coriander sour cream ( optional )
Extra corinander and hot peppers
1 1/2 cups of jack fruit seeds...cooked and peeled
In boiling water, cook seeds until nice and tender.
After the seeds are cooked, it will be easier to remove the outer skin ( you will see this skin is really not edible and very hard, but easy to remove once the seeds are cooked).
You will be left with a brown tender skin ( like an almond ) that is ok to leave on.
Cut the seeds into halves or quarters depending on your preference.
Note: You may also use a pressure cooker to cook seeds (about 5 to 7 minutes depending on how tender you want your seeds). I cooked mine for 5 minutes.
In a mortar and pestle, crush seed mixture of...
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. white pepper corns
oive oil for sautée ( to taste )
hot pepper ( to taste )
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. curry paste
1 1/2 tsp. masala powder
salt to taste ( smoked salt )
1/2 tsp. grated ginger
4 tomatoes, chopped
a handful of fresh coriander
1 1/2 cup of jackfruit seeds
1 1/2 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 cup of frozen green peas
1/2 water ( only if needed...to add more sauce to your dish )
Note: when cooking this dish, add the amount of olive oil you desire. If you want this dish to be fewer calories, add less oil. I used about 4 to 5 tbsp of olive oil, but this can be adjusted to your taste and preference.
In a small pot over a medium heat, add olive oil and seed mixture that has been crushed to your liking ( I like mine lightly crushed ). Cook for a minute or two, ( be careful not to burn them ) this will help bring out the oils that will flavor your dish.
Add the onions the curry powder, curry paste, masala powder, maple syrup, salt hot peppers, and ginger. Cook until the onions are nice and translucent.
Lower heat and add the tomatoes and cook for about 10 to minutes.
On a very low heat, add the jackfruit seeds and water if needed. Cook for an extra 15 minutes to 20 minutes. This dish really doesn't take long, but it really is up to you on how long you want to break down your tomatoes, and reduction of liquids.
Finally, after the stew is cooked, you can add the fresh coriander and green peas. This is done at the very end to give it that fresh garden taste. Add some coriander sour cream and serve ( optional ). Enjoy!
Note: Some Nutritional facts on Jackfruit seeds: Jackfruit seeds comprise high-quality proteins which aid in building muscles.
Plus the proteins we get from jackfruits is free from cholesterol.
The powdered jackfruit seeds are known to give instant relief from indigestion. Sundry the seeds first and then grind them to a powder. Store this powder for a quick, homemade remedy for indigestion. You can also consume Jackfruit seeds directly for constipation as it is a rich source of dietary fiber.
Turn the seed into a paste and use on skin to fight wrinkles.
Cures Mental Stress and Skin Diseases. Since jackfruit seeds are high in proteins and other micronutrients, they help in managing mental stress levels and various other skin diseases.
Consume jackfruit seeds to keep the skin moisture levels high and your
hair in good condition.
Eating jackfruit seeds can give your daily nutrition an iron boost. Jackfruit seeds are a great source of iron which is a component of hemoglobin. A diet which is rich in iron eliminates the risk of anemia and other blood disorders. Iron also keeps the brain and heart healthy and strong. With many more health benefits. . .