Friday, May 8, 2009

Bread Fruit Sabzi / Jeev Kadgi Upkari

Bread fruit or Jeev kadgi as we call it in Konkani is one of my favorite vegetable. It is mostly grown in south Indian states like Karnataka or Kerala. I was also surprised to know that people in Polynesian islands and West Indies also use bread fruit in the local cuisine.

This is how it looks when it cut.

We make fritters (phodi ), bhajiya or sabzi (upkari in Konkani) using this vegetable. I usually bought canned breadfruit until I found that Coconut Hill in Sunnyvale sold fresh bread fruit. I made phodi and upkari from it.


Click here for recipe of phodi.

2 cups thinly chopped bread fruit
1 teaspoon urad dal
2 green chili
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoon grated coconut
1 teaspoon coconut oil or any other oil
salt for taste


Chopped Breadfruit Pieces
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add urad dal and slit green chilies. Fry for a moment and add the chopped bread fruit pieces. Add one cup water and cook covered till the bread fruit is soft. Garnish with grated coconut.