Jak fruit-a seasonal fruit variety which hails from Sri Lanka- the magnificent pearl of the Indian ocean, is loved by almost all the natives as well as travelers who visit there. Polos is usually referred to the young Jak fruit and can be prepared in various manners, depending on the kind of foodie you are!
I love all the dishes cooked with this heavenly fruit of islanders including Polos curry, Polos ambula, Polos malluma, Kirikos and boiled ‘Kos’ so today it’s time to share the recipe of one of those tongue craving and mouth watering dishes known as ‘Polos curry’ what we, islanders prepare on each and every traditional celebration filled with fun, warmth and unique Sri Lankan hospitality.
What you need:
- A Polos (tender Jak fruit)
- Cream of 1 coconut
- Turmeric, curry and chillie powder-1/2 table spoon of each
- 2 sliced medium size onions
- Half of a ginger and 2 cloves of garlic crushed in to a paste
- Salt powder-to taste
- Green chilies-2 sliced into small pieces
- Goraka paste-1 tea spoon
How to proceed:
- Clean the Polos and cut in to rectangular pieces of roughly 3-4 inches long
- Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste and cook the mixture in a pressure cooker up to 2-3 whistles.
- Meanwhile grind garlic, pepper and ginger with goraka paste and keep aside.
- Heat a pan and add mustard seeds and sliced onions.
- Add the mixture of garlic, ginger to the pan and saute for 1 minute.
- Add curry powder, turmeric powder and chillie powder and further keep the mixture for half a minute and boiled pieces of Polos.
- Add salt to taste and mix properly until the mixture of ingredients get blended well with the pieces of Polos.
- Cook for 5 minutes and add coconut milk
- Stir the mixture and let cook in the low flame for 15-20 minutes
The dish is now ready to go on the table and best served hot with rice or bread!!