Pulled jack fruit in a bun doesn’t sound like the most appealing recipe in the world until you realize that by putting the jack fruit into the bun – you can turn an unhealthy snack into a healthy one with such ease.
The Jack fruit is finally being hailed and recognized across the world. And it is time we honor it too.
My favorite author Ruskin Bond wrote about it a few days ago. He said that across the world – the jack fruit is suddenly being hailed and applauded and is suddenly in much demand. Jack fruit he says has become a fashionable substitute for meat fillings for burgers, sandwiches, pies etc. and some enthusiasts are now even calling it “mutton hanging from a tree” according to him
In most parts of India of course it has been known forever that the jack fruit is an amazing fruit and vegetable. It is relished when it is cooked like a vegetable, it is loved when it cooked like meat and it is absolutely irresistible when it is turned into a pickle. If you haven’t tried jack fruit yet – you must begin your adventurous discovery of this vegetable with this recipe by Malavika Shenoy from Biscoot Factory. She is using it in place of meat to fill a bun. It is fabulous healthy alternative to junk food and is certainly worth trying.
Pulled Jack fruit in a bun by Malavika Shenoy
|Brown sugar/ Coconut sugar||1 tbsp|
|Worcestershire sauce||1 tbsp (Optional)|
|Tomato paste||3 tbsp|
|Chilli powder||1 tsp|
|Garlic minced||½ tsp|
|Onion sliced||1 small|
- Pressure cook the jack fruit with salt. Once cooled cut them into really small pieces lengthwise so as to resemble minced meat.
- Pour a tsp of oil in a pan and cook the garlic and onion until caramelised. Add the brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chilli powder and herbs.
- Add the jack fruit pieces and let it simmer in the sauce for a minute and mix until all the pieces are coated in sauce.
Cut a burger bun or pav lengthwise and toast if desired. Place salad vegetables inside the bun. Stuff it with jack fruit mince. Top with sauce/ pickles of your choice.