The wild jackfruit also known as Paach panas (in Konkani)is a fruit available in the forests mostly in southern parts of India. It’s a sweet sour tasting fruit which has segments like the jackfruit but with smaller segments and seeds which are found in a cluster.inside the poky skin.
The fruit is delicious as is.
The raw fruits are plucked before they ripen and the thorny skin is scraped off and then they are brined in salt water for few months until they soften and are ready to be used to make a variety of chutneys, pickle and other dishes.
It’s nutritious as well as appetising.
Wild Jackfruit – 1/2 piece of the fruit.
Red chilli – 4-5
Tamarind – pea sized
Garlic – 2 cloves.
Desiccated coconut – 2 table spoons.
Apply a little oil to the chillies and roast them over the gas flame.
Keep it aside.
Roast the garlic cloves along with the peels.
Now steam the piece of wild jackfruit for about 10 minutes until it is done.
Allow it to come to room temperature.
Now grind the wild jackfruit along with the coconut, tamarind, chillies and garlic cloves to a smooth paste.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and enjoy it with roti or rice.
I love this Chutney with curd and steamed rice and also with porridge.
You may add salt if required as the wild jackfruit is brined.