A healthy meat replacement, Jackfruit is one of the biggest food trends. A tropical tree that is native to parts of Asia that bears the largest fruit of all trees with fruit weighing up to 55kg. Whilst technically a fruit, its consistency is similar to chicken or pork but without any saturated far or cholesterol.
Low in calories and packed with heart-healthy nutrients, Waitrose, Wholefoods and Sainsburys carry tinned Jackfruit, whilst frozen Jackfruit can be found in the smaller specialist Asian stores.
JOIN GIHAN IN HIS KITCHEN
Today, I want to bring all of you with me and share with you one of my favourite dishes. So, without further ado, come with me as I visit my father-in-law Ranjith’s kitchen!
I first met my father-in-law 21 years ago and over the years I have enjoyed several of Ranjith’s curries but by far my favourite is his special Jackfruit curry. Ranjith comes from a large family and all children woke at 4am daily to carry out different tasks. It was here that Ranjith learnt his grandmother’s Jackfruit curry recipe using a rustic wood fire stove made of clay.
For many years Deepani and I have tried to replicate Ranjith’s curry and it has taken much practice!
Thank you for joining Deepani and I – we are delighted to invite you into our kitchen.