Jackfruit Butter "Chicken"

September 29, 2022 at 2:36 AM


October is world vegetarian month and, whether you're a die hard vegetarian from way back or are simply looking for ways to cut down your meat consumption as a means of reducing your carbon footprint, we reckon you'll love this variation on the much loved Indian dish - Butter Chicken!

This dish replaces chicken with young jackfruit, available at Commonsense in the canned section. Jackfruit is a sustainable crop, with a single tree yielding two to three tonnes of nutritious fruit every year, with minimal maintenance.

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jackfruit mash up


Drain and rinse jackfruit and remove any hard cores. Mix with onion, garlic, ginger, zest and spices. Melt butter in a deep frying pan or casserole dish over a medium heat. Cook mixture in the butter until the onions are soft and brown - about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, spinach, chilli sauce, lemon juice and cream and simmer for another 5 minutes until sauce has thickened slightly.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Gently stir through yoghurt and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.