A tangy and delicious raw Jackfruit pickle
Jackfruit/kathal is a seasonal vegetable available during summer season in India.It is eaten as a fruit and vegetable both. In Northern part of India it is used mainly as a vegetable and in Southern part it is relished as a fruit and many sweets and deserts are made with jackfruit/ kathal.
Jackfruit grows on a huge tree and caltivated in tropical humid and rainy regions.It is rich in dietery fibre,Vitamin A,B and C ,have anti oxident properties. Alos have good amount of potassium,Iron, Maganese and Magnesium.
The jackfruit have very hard skin and while cutting a sticky sap comes out from the flesh which is not easy to clean so it is very important to oil your hands and the knife for easy cleaning.The flesh and the seeds both can be used in the cooking .The seeds have a thick plastic like covering so it can be easily stored for a long time but do remember to peel the ripe seeds before using.
You can make a delicious stir fry with kathal seeds,check this recipe – kathal ke beej ki sabzi. Kathal can beused in making so many curries and stirfries Like this- kathal ki sabzi.It is also considered as a veg option for making pulao and biryanis-check this- Kathal ka Pulao