Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shahi Kathal

On Women's Day

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time:30 minutes
Serves : 5-6

  • Kathal(jack fruit) -500 gms
  • onion - 100 gms ( grated)
  • tomato - 100gms (finely chopped)
  • garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • ginger paste -1 teaspoon
  • cumin seed -1/4 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • cinnamon powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • cloves powder -1/4 teaspoon
  • bay leaves -2
  • cooking oil

Peel the kathal nicely and cut into 3-4 cm pieces and thickness about 1.5-2 cm. Now put the kathal in a cooker and boil it.Now place a pan on the gas stove and put some cooking oil and then put the boiled kathalpieces and fry it for five minutes then take it out.Put one tablespoon oil in the pan and the bay leaves when it is brown put the grated onion and fry till it is golden brown.Add garlic, ginger paste and again fry for one minute then add cumin seed powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes.Now add 1/2 cup of water and when it starts boiling add cinnamon, clove and cardamom powder and put all the kathal in it then put salt.Fry it till the oil begins to separate from the kathal now put some water and let it boil for few minutes then take it out in a serving bowl.Take a frying pan and put one tea spoon full ghee and put 1/4 cumin seeds when it turns brown spread it on the cooked kathal and can be served.

Note: This shahi kathal can be taken with maal pua during Holi.


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