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Shipra Arora Gandhi
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Srilanka is now a new mode of tourism for its beauty. Today i am sharing a Srilankan curry. Paeāla is the word for coconut in singhala the local language. And in normal talk its called as POL. so here is my recipe for pol kathal .

Recipe Tags

  • Sri Lankan
  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Simmering
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 500 gms Kathal or jackfruit
  2. 2 big onions (paste)
  3. 4 big tomatoes (pureed)
  4. 1.5 inch ginger (grated)
  5. 1 cup desiccated coconut
  6. 3-4 garlic cloves (grated)
  7. 2 green chilli (chopped)
  8. 1/2 cup curd
  9. 2-3 spoon fresh cream
  10. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  11. All spices: Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf
  12. Coriander powder
  13. Red chilli powder
  14. salt
  15. Oil ( for cooking & deep frying)


  1. Cut jackfruit in thin cubes(do not wash) heat oil in a deep pan & fry the Jackfruit, take out on a kitchen paper & keep aside.
  2. In a wok heat 2 tablespoon oil add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom with onion paste sauté till golden brown
  3. Add grated ginger & garlic, saute for 2 mins after that add tomato purée and chopped green chillies sauté till it leaves all the oil( check at the corners).
  4. Season it with salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder,mix it nicely.
  5. Take a bowl mix curd and cream make a paste ( with no lumps in it) add it to the onion tomato mix & give a nice toss.
  6. When there is no water left add desiccated coconut mix nicely.
  7. Finally add fried jackfruit, coconut milk & mix it with the gravy and cover it with a lid for 10 min on a low flame, check & toss occasionally. When the jackfruit is soft take it out on a serving dish.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Jul-16-2018

Nice one.

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