Wednesday, May 28, 2008


U all might be wondering whts this name is? Let me explain u. The word JEEV means Raw , PONNASA means Jackfruit and the word Ghassi means Curry with coconut gravy. Now its clear to all of u what my recipe is? Yes thats ' RAW JACKFRUIT COCONUT GRAVY '. When i think of comfort food,the thing that struck my mind is this recipe which is traditional konkani dish depending on vegetables or pulses. It is must in all konkani's function.


1 cup Raw jackfruit.

2 dry Red chillies.

5 Peppercorns.

2 tbs Coriander seeds.

1/2 cup Coconut.

1 tsp Tamarind extract.

Turmeric powder a pinch.

Salt to taste.


2 tbs Oil.

Curry leaves few.


Pressure cook raw jackfruit pieces with salt until they are tender. (I took 2 whistles) Make sure the pieces does not overcook. Keep aside after its done. Dry roast coconut , dry red chilli , coriander seeds , peppercorns with a pinch of turmeric powder.Roast until it gets brown. Set to cool for a while.

Then grind the mixture into fine past along with tamarind extract. U can see later that the paste starts becoming oily and its smells too good. This is called 'Masol'. (U can keep this mixture almost for 2 months. And the taste remains the same).

Heat a pan and add the cooked jackfruit along with its water. Add finally the grounded thick paste and bring up to boil.

In other pan, heat oil and add curry leaves and pour it over the gravy.

This recipe can be prepared with Bread fruit or Potatoes instead of raw jackfruit.

Serve hot with rice.


Vani said...

I haven't had raw jackfruit in years now! Ghashi looks delicious, Suma!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

can i come over... i wish u weren't that far... I get ripe ones here but have not come across jeevo poonossu

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O... Raw jackfruit... Don't remember trying it. Ur curry looks so good. So different recipe... YUM!..

ranji said...

hey suma..i also make this..binu loves the addition of jackfruit rather than potatoes!!!gives a meaty taste:)...absolutely love it..urs has come out purrrrrrfect:)

Cham said...

Looks like meat the second snap. Never tasted raw jackfruit... Such a new dish for me. Looks spicy curry

bhags said...

Well u didnt tell which language it was....kidding

My first time here, nice recipes, love the pics too

Laavanya said...

I really like raw jackfruit but haven't been able to find it here.. That's a good idea to use potatoes... nice gravy

Uma said...

never tasted this curry! looks delicious, suma!

Hetal said...

Wow,this curry looks yum,its a very new recipe for me.

Asha said...

We call it Halasinakai in Kannada and I love that veggie. Fortunately I get it in cans in Vietnamese store, not as good as fresh but hey,I am not complaining!.Ghassi looks delicious, enjoy!:))

Suma Rajesh said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Suma Rajesh said...

its very day when v went to inidan grocery i was very much happy to c fresh piece of raw jackfruit..

come over here any time.i would have been nice if v were near same place...

Suganya, Uma , hetal
Thank u soo much for the sweet comments.

ur right, its a meaty look which i too luv it

u can make it from potatoes too...

I agree with u it really looks like beef curry rt?....

Welcome friend..i have mentioned konkani...

hey this is the fresh piece jackfruit asha...i dont even use canned one as u said it would not tastes real as that of fresh one.... how come u know kannada? I stayed in mangalore but still dont the language kannada as all ppl knows hindi there ,i was comfortable...he he

Sagari said...

curry looks sooo deleciouss suma

Andhra Flavors said...

I know two type of dishes with this. But this type is new to me.

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow i love kathal.. :) and ur gravy looks awesome..

Divya said...

Hey suma,ghashi looks yummy.Long since I ate jeev ponnos.

SASHREE said...

this is really a new one for me.Even i dont know that jackfruit is used in curries..shuld try this.thanks for sharing