Hello my dear friends and fellows! Welcome back to my space Dish Of Delight once again!
Today I am sharing another popular dish of the Bengali cuisine, Enchor Chingri. It’s a curry in which Enchor i.e. raw jackfruit is cooked along with prawns and potatoes ( optional). It is quite a common dish cooked in the bengali’s kitchen especially during the spring season when the enchor or raw jackfruit is available, because by the time summer season begins these fruits starts ripening and availability of raw jackfruit is difficult. However, vegetarians could also cook and have this dish by just excluding the prawns and keeping the remaining recipe same. I would suggest you to try this recipe in your kitchen atleast for once and I’m sure that you will love this.
I also have some other recipes of raw jackfruit that I will share with you all in future. So, keep visiting my site for such recipes. For now, lets quickly take a look at the recipe for making Enchor Chingri.
Raw jackfruit 500 gm cleaned and cut into cubes
Potatoes 2 medium cut into cubes of same size as that of the jackfruit
Prawns 300 gm cleaned and washed
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Tomato 1 small chopped
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Green chilli paste 1/2 tbsp
Garlic 2 to 4 cloves crushed
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli whole 1
Cinnamon 1” stick
Cardamom 4 or 5
Cloves 4 or 5
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ + ½ + 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder ½ tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee 2 tsp
Mustard oil 2 + 4 tbsp
• Pressure cook the jackfruit with a little bit of salt and 2 cups of water to 1 whistle at high flames and then release pressure. Strain out the water and keep the jackfruit aside
• Marinate the prawns with ½ tsp turmeric powder and a little bit of salt and keep aside
• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan at medium high flames. Once it gets heated, add the prawns one by one in a single layer and fry these from both sides until they turn golden color. Once fried, remove the prawns from the pan and keep aside
• Heat remaining oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, stir and mix well with the oil and then add the potatoes. Fry these until they turn light golden brown in color. Once fried strain out the potatoes from the oil and keep aside
• In the same oil of the kadhai, add the whole spices and sauté for few seconds. Then add the sliced onion and stir and fry until these turns golden brown in color
• Then add the chopped tomatoes and stir and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy
• Next, add the green chilli paste and mix and sauté for few seconds until its raw smell disappears
• Add ginger paste and crushed garlic and mix and sauté for few seconds until the raw smell of the ginger garlic disappears
• In a small bowl, add remaining turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar and 2 tbsp water and mix well to make a fine smooth spice mixture
• Once the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears, add the prepared spice mixture and mix well with the other ingredients. Roasts the spices until oil starts separating from them. If the spiced gets too dry add a little bit of water and roast
• Then, add the potatoes and stir and mix well with the spices. Cook the potatoes for about ½ a minute with occasional stirring.
• Then add the jackfruit and stir and mix well and roast for ½ a minute along with the other ingredients. Remember to add a little bit of water if it gets too dry while roasting
• Then add 2 small cups of water and stir and mix well. Increase the flames to maximum and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the potatoes and jackfruit gets cook perfectly
• Then, remove cover and add the prawns. Stir and mix well and again cover and cook for a minute
• Remove cover add ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Switch off the flames and allow the curry to rest for a while.
• Enchor Chingri is ready to be served. Serve it hot with rice or plain pulao and enjoy.