Jeev Kadgi Saung (Bread-Fruit Spicy curry)

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Bread-fruit / Jev Kadgi Saung

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 5-6

Bread fruit in english is Deevige Halasu / Jeevu Gujja in Kannada and Jeev kadgi in Konkani. I have already put up the recipe for bread fruit chips that was appreciated. We can even cook it with some sprouted grains in a gravy. Today I would like to put up this spicy dish which we call saung in konkani.  It is just like the potato saung which I have already put up on this blog in the very early days. This dish being spicy, one can enjoy it in this monsoon season with dal and rice and also with curd rice.

What you need to have:

1. Chopped Bread fruit – 2-3 Cups

2. Chopped Onions – 1 cup

3. Salt – To taste

4. Cooking oil – 5-6 Teaspoons

Fresh Breadfruit


Chopped Breadfruit & Onions

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and chop breadfruit lengthwise. Also wash, peel and chop onions lengthwise and keep it aside in a plate as shown in image-2.

2. Place a skillet with 4-5 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When heated, add chopped onions from step-1 to it and fry till transparent.

Chopped onions being fried in oil

Ingredients of Wet Masala:

1. Red chilly – 4-5

2. Tamarind – A generous lump

3. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

4. Coriander seeds – 2 Teaspoons

5. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 Teaspoon

 Ingredients of Wet Masala

3. Place a spatula with 2-3 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When hot, add fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and fry it. Switch off the flame and add turmeric powder to it. Empty it and fry red chilly in it adding sufficient oil. Grind the fried ingredients, tamarind in the mixer adding water in steps to a medium fine consistency. Add this masala to the fried onions from step-2 it.

 Wet Masala being added to fried onions

4. Stir well and add chopped bread fruit from step-1 to it and also a little water for the veggie to cook.

   Chopped Bread fruit being added the masala and fried onion mix

5. Close it with a lid stirring at regular intervals. When cooked, the dish will be as shown in the image below.

                                                     Ready to serve Bread fruit saung

6. A closer view of the dish. Enjoy with Chapati, dal-rice and also curd rice !

                                                                                                                                                                  A closer view of the dish                                                                                         

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 5-6


One thought on “Jeev Kadgi Saung (Bread-Fruit Spicy curry)

    Hari Chandana said:
    July 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Wowww… mouth watering recipe.. looks so tempting dear.. thanks for the lovely recipe 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

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