I have never been a fresh Jackfruit fan and when there were more dishes with it in I was hesitant to try them at first. Fast forward to a few months later & I can confirm cooked canned jackfruit tastes amazing in dishes. From pulled jackfruit to biryanis, I am starting to enjoy it. I don’t think I can stomach the fresh one though – the smell makes me run a mile.
I bought a can of jackfruit and made some biryani using Dishoom’s recipe. I tweaked it a bit, as you do, and it was delicious. Even Kev (who reckons he doesn’t like fake meat enjoyed the dish).
The biryani is really moist and I would normally have it with yoghurt that is spiced with some chilli powder, cumin powder and salt. On this occasion, I preferred it on its own just because the moisture content was perfect.
Are you a jackfruit fan?