Enchore Chingri (Green Jack Fruit Curry)

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As I have mentioned in my early post of ‘Enchorer Dalna’ or Green Jackfruit Curry, ‘Enchore’ or green jackfruit is another veggie pretty popular in Bengal cuisine. This recipe is also very popular in Bengali kitchen. With a little twist in recipe a huge difference in taste can be made. Adding shrimp simply makes the curry tastier. In Bengal it is called ‘Enchore Chingri’. It is a traditional Bengali dish and very popular all over Bengal. You can serve this curry as a side either with roti or rice.

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Ingredients to serve 6

  • ENchore or Green Jack Fruit – 500 gms
  • Potato – 2 (Peeled and cut in cubes)
  • Shrimp/Prawn – ½ cup
  • Onions – 1 medium (Grind to paste)
  • Ginger Paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 large (Very finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies – 2 (Slit)
  • Bay Leaf – 2
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 2
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – ¾ tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – ¾ tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Mustard Oil – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 1 tsp optional
  • Salt – To taste

Steps:

  1. Peel the skin of jackfruit and cut them into cubes. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes too.
  2. Smear the shrimps/prawns with ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat some oil in kadai or wok and add the jackfruit pieces. Lightly fry the jackfruit pieces in oil. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Similarly sauté the potatoes. Remove and keep aside.
  5. Add more oil in kadai if required. Add the prawns and lightly sauté them and keep them aside.
  6. Add the bay leaves, cumin seeds and dry red chilli as ‘phoron’ (tempering). As soon as the spices start crackling add the onion paste and garlic paste.
  7. Add a little sugar and fry them till they are light brown in color.
  8. Add the chopped tomato, ginger paste and the green chillis. Continue frying till the tomatoes are well blended, all mashed up.
  9. Next add the fried potatoes and jackfruit. Add all the dry masalas except garam masala and fry till they take on a light golden hue and oil starts to separate.
  10. Add little water as needed for gravy and salt. Add the fried shrimps/prawns. Cover and cook till potato and eNchoror green jackfruit is done.
  11. Sprinkle a garam masala powder and add a 1 tsp of ghee (optional, but lends a nice smell).
  12. Cook for maybe some more minutes, check if tastes perfect and you are done.
  13. Have this with Rice or Roti.
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