In Sri Lanka and most of the Asian countries enjoy jack fruit in different ways. From the baby jack fruit to young and then the matured to the ripen. Jack fruit can be cooked in different ways. Baby jack fruit curry is a very famous curry in Sri Lanka. They cook it in different ways.
The tree is full of fruits from young to matured. One jack fruit is enough for several families. The matured are that big. So they share the fruit with the neighbours.The wastage of the jackfruit is really high. So if you do something like this with out having it in the same way you will enjoy a lot. So you can introduce to all the Sri Lankans if its still not very popular.
When you cook jack fruit to fill in a bun it has to have a creamier taste. So I cook this curry in a different way. It was awesome.
Though I used bread flour you can use plain flour instead. Make sure knead well.
I got a chance to eat these beautiful buns with a friend. So nice and creamy. I copy cat the recipe. I think this taste better. If you remove the egg from the dough it’s a vegan recipe.
I have added Maldive fish flakes into the curry. Omit that from the recipe for a vegetarian recipe.
For the baby jack fruit curry
- 2 Cans baby jack Fruit or Fresh Jack fruit
- 500ml Thick coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. Unroasted curry powder
- Chopped Garlic
- 1/2 Tsp. Chilli powder
- 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric powder
- 1/2 Tsp fenugreek seeds
- Goraka/ Tomato or Tamarind
- Cinnamon/ cardamom and cloves
- 1-2 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
- Pandan (Rampe) Leaves
- Curry leaves
- Enough green chillies
- 1 Onion chopped
- Maldive fish flakes (Optional)
For the Bread dough
- 450g Bread flour or Plain flour
- 6g Salt
- 10g Instant dry Yeast
- 1 Egg
- 25g Sugar
- 40g Butter
- 200ml Water
- First make the curry by adding oil in to a pan. (I use coconut oil)
- In the hot oil add curry leaves, Pandan leaves, cinnamon, onions, chillies and salt Fry 2 minutes.
- Add all the powdered spices fry and add jack fruit.
- Fry until the spices coat the jack fruit and add coconut milk.
- Simmer until no gravy. (Should be dry)
- Leave to cool down.
- Mix flour, sugar, yeast, salt and egg and mix well in a mixer or by hand.
- Next add butter mix again. After add the water bit by bit to make a smooth dough and knead 20 minutes.
- Leave in a warm place to double in size.
- Take the dough out and put on the bench. Flour and knead the dough until it settles.
- After cut the dough in to equal size pieces.
- Roll each piece in to a circle.
- Then put the mix in the middle and seal ends well.
- Leave to double in size.
- After brush the tops with eggs sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and bake on 180c about 20-30 minutes.
- Leave on a wire rack to cool down.
- Serve with tomato sauce.
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