8 Creative Ways To Include Kathal In Your Diet
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Jackfruit is a very unique fruit that has quite a different flavour as well as texture. From the outside, it is green and also has very small thorns. However, from the inside, jackfruit is extremely fleshy and subtly sweet. The taste of a jackfruit, however, may vary from the area of cultivation. In India, jackfruit is consumed heavily in both the Northern and Southern parts of the country.

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Although it is not a very conventional vegetable that strikes the mind of a person when they want to make something delicious, one can use the flavours of jackfruit to make a lot of divine and yummy dishes. Here is how you can include jackfruit in your diet and make delicious dishes out of it.

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* Jackfruit Stir Fry

A jackfruit stir fry is nothing, but an amalgamation of jackfruit with different types of bell peppers, spring onions, and a lot of other seasonal vegetables. One has to simply take a little bit of olive oil and then add some chopped vegetables along with subtle spices. One has to carefully toss all the vegetables and wait until they become properly caramelised. Once these vegetables are caramelised, add some ginger-garlic and also a little bit of soya sauce. This can be eaten with some garlic bread on the side for a perfectly satisfying meal.

* Jackfruit Curry

Jackfruit curry is both aromatic and divinely delicious. To make this curry at home, one has to chop some ginger garlic and also cut the jackfruit into dice. Also, one can chop different types of vegetables such as green beans, carrots, onions, and tomatoes. Once the vegetables have been chopped properly, take a pan and add a little bit of coconut milk to it. Now in the coconut milk, add different types of spices and herbs that one would like to infuse. Once the coconut milk is properly seasoned with spices, one may add the chopped vegetables that they have already prepared. All of this has to be mixed. One may also add a little bit of heavy cream and then cook it well. This dish can be served with some boiled rice.

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* Jackfruit Tacos

Tacos that are made from jackfruit resemble a lot in taste like chicken tacos. Jackfruit is popularly known as vegetarian meat because if cooked with the right kind of ingredients, it gives a very similar feeling and taste to that of chicken. One has to first take some tender flesh of jackfruit and then season it with some lemon juice, yoghurt and spices. Now let it rest for a few hours. Simultaneously prepare taco shells by filling them with lettuce, dice, tomatoes, chopped onion, and some homemade salsa. Now once the jackfruit has been marinated properly, one may grill or pan-fry it. These pieces of jackfruit can be assorted properly in tacos.

* Jackfruit Smoothie 

If you are bored of trying conventional smoothies, then it is the right time to amp up your smoothie game and discover the unique taste of jackfruit. Jackfruit smoothies are quite delightful and one can mix different types of fruits such as mangoes, strawberries, bananas, and other exotic fruits for extra flavour. Additionally, one can also include some flavourful and healthy greens to make it more nutritious, dense and fulfilling. Not only does it have a beautiful texture but it is also quite healthy.

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* Jackfruit Salad

A jackfruit salad is made by combining some chunky pieces of jackfruit that are first fried on a pan. Then these pieces of jackfruit or mixed with some fresh mangoes, papaya, pineapple, and even a little bit of feta cheese. Now one has to add some shredded coconut, herbs such as oregano, chilli flakes, and thyme. For a tropical touch, one may add a little bit of lemon juice for freshness and a lot of mint leaves.

* Jackfruit Sandwich 

A jackfruit sandwich is a very healthy, fulfilling, and nutritious dish. It is also an easy way to satisfy one's cravings and not eat unhealthy food just in the heat of the moment. To make the sandwiches, one has to first prepare a filling. The filling is prepared by taking jackfruit and cutting it into small pieces. Now in these small pieces of jackfruit, one has to add lots of onions, tomatoes, cheese, and spices. Give this a good mix. One can add the stuffing inside the slices of bread as it is or even simply sautee these vegetables in the pan. After stuffing the jackfruit mixture inside the two slices of bread, one has to put it on the pan and apply some butter so that the sandwiches are crispy.