In today's day and age technology has proven more of a bane than boon. Google has answers to almost everything, right from best time to visit Bali, to right time for intercourse to ensure a progeny of a certain gender. Answers which our parents and their generation would only trust their doctors or the Almighty with, every second person has an opinion on that. It has never been harder to just be!
And if the discussion is about what is the right kind of food for a healthy (and wealthy) existence, then good luck to us! For me last 5 years have been all about trying, discovering and experimenting with all kinds of diets and fads or should I say fad diets. Apart from juicing (which to this date I am unable to wrap my head around), I think I have tried them all. It was during such trials when I laid my hands on Rujuta Diwekar’s-Indian Superfoods. And I have to say, she is one of the few whose words made sense and logic. She breaks down the myths around food and takes us back to the very basis of Indian food and cooking. It all made so much sense. This is by no means a paid promotion, but if you can, the 150 odd pages would be one of the best investments of time and money you would make. I have not been 100% successful in implementing all my learnings but it is work in progress. Jackfruit is one such super food amongst others (ghee/kokum/cashew/ambadi/rice/coconut) she talks in great details about. This particular fruit/vegetable was available in abundance where I come from. We ate it both ripe and raw but I had no idea about its nutritional goodness- immune booster, protein source, antioxidant, fibres, the list in endless. Fortunately, it is easy to find in Hong Kong too, so I tried to give a few jackfruit recipes a go. Over the next few days I will be sharing some of my success stories with you, the first one today being the tried and tested Jackfruit curry.
Do you have any favorite jackfruit recipes? Do share!