Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Jackfruit - Mock Meat

For me, Jackfruit is synonymous with summer season. In Bengaluru, I grew up eating Jackfruit almost every week. Very rarely, my mom used to make curry with tender unripe Jackfruit.

Now, In Atlanta, we get delicious Jackfruit in Indian grocery stores. Most of the times, I relish eating delicious Jackfruit. I sometimes use the seeds to make Sambar(thick lentil gravy) along with potato and eggplant.

These days, unripe tender jackfruit is making waves in "Vegan World". Yes, tender jackfruit taste like meat!  Food blogs, and websites are awash with yummy jackfruit dishes - BBQ Jackfruit burgers , Jackfruit pulled pork sandwiches , and Vegan ribs .

Here are some interesting links to jackfruit articles and tasty recipes...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/07/jackfruit-sustainable-vegetarian-meat-substitute/

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/07/jacked-vegan-ribs.html

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/vegan-dream-why-jackfruit-new-meatless-bbq

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=5978&catId=2

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/10-jackfruit-recipes-will-make-you-wonder-why-youve-been-missing-out

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/jackfruit-fried-chicken/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/have-you-tried-cooking-with-jackfruit-yet-get-started-with-these-recipes/