Health & Lifestyle

Jackfruit Recipes: How to Make the Best Substitute of Meat amid Coronavirus Breakdown across India?

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Jackfruit, one of the most underrated but exotic fruit cum vegetable of Indian kitchen has suddenly become the most demanding vegetable due to the hue and cry of Coronavirus in the market. Moreover, jackfruit is going to replace chicken and meat in the Indian market and witnessed a sudden price hike as Coronavirus fear spreads across India.

You can easily make these delicious recipes at your home and enjoy the taste of meat without even having it. Moreover, it’s low in calories, naturally fat- and sodium-free, provides ample vitamin A, (in the form of beta-carotene) Vitamin C and packs in a surprising blood pressure-lowering potassium.

Let’s get the glimpses of the best recipes of jackfruit or ‘Kathal’ as the best substitute of meat.

Kathal Biriyani

One of the exotic Indian dishes craved by everyone! Packed with the goodness of jackfruit, this biryani is sure to tantalise your taste buds. With the aroma of garlic, coriander, turmeric and garam masala, kathal biryani can be a great option for your next lunch menu.

Kathal ka Achar (Jackfruit Pickle)

Pickle is something which everyone craved! And this is one of the exotic pickles you can think off. Yes, kathal can be a tangy, spicy pickle too just like other fruits and vegetables! Packed with turmeric, haldi, mustard seeds, onion seeds, asafoetida and mustard oil, jackfruit chunks in this pickle are loaded with red chillies. This can be your next household staple pickle.

Jackfruit Curry (Kathal ki Sabji)

Peeled and fried jackfruit (kathal) cooked in an assortment of spices with tomatoes and onions for flavour, kathal ki sabzi is a tempting dish topped with coriander leaves that you can pair with hot rotis or parathas.

Young Jackfruit & Water Chestnut Thai Red Curry

If you are a lover of Thai and oriental dishes, you will definitely love it. Here is a Thai red curry made in a mix of coconut milk and jaggery with sliced water chestnut, boiled jackfruit and Thai curry paste along with a strong flavour of lemongrass and galangal. Serve with Goan red rice for a wholesome meal.

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