I was very excited when I first saw Breadfruit/ Keev guzo/Keev Kadgi in Konkani or Kadachakka as know in Kerala in London. Yes, you read it right in London. Now let me tell you that this is a very exotic fruit to the best of my knowledge is not only grown in the coastal parts of Karnataka and Kerala but also in the Caribbean. Seeing this fruit back in 2007 when I first came to this country I was drawn to cooking it. Knowing that this fruit has an awesome taste little did I know how to cook it as Mom did all the cooking 😉
My biggest challenge was when KJ bought this fruit from Shepherds Bush Market/Bush Market over the weekend and wanted me to cook it with prawns, trust me I had no clue how to even cut this fruit. Thanks to Google!!!!!! I found a recipe on another blog close enough to match KJ’s expectations (just hope it turn out well). A Kerala Style dish of Breadfruit cooked with coconut and Prawns.
- 4 Kashmiri chillies (You can add 2-3 chillies more if you prefer a spicy dish)
- 1/2 tsp of Tumeric powder
- 1/2 tbsp of Cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp of Coriander seeds
- 3 pods of green cardamom
- 2 pods of black cardamom
- 10 black pepper cons
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 10 shallots/1 medium sized onion chopped
- 1 inch ginger chopped
- Freshly grated coconut 1/2 cup
- 2 green chillies slit and deseeded if you desire to be less spicy
- 30 white prawns cleaned and deveined
- 1/4 of breadfruit cut into bite size pieces
- Coconut oil/or any oil
- Salt as required
- 1 spring of curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
- 2-3 dried red chillies
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil/ or any oil
- Heat a non-stick pan and dry roast all the ingredients from 1-9 on medium to low flame until you get the aroma from the spices.
- Transfer this to a grinder and let it cool
- In the same pan add a little coconut oil, (I used rice bran oil as I did not have coconut oil) followed by the shallots and ginger. let this fry for couple of minutes. Now add the coconut and roast it on medium to low flame until the coconut turns golden brown in colour.
- Add this to the grinder and let it cool.
- Now adding a little water grind the masala along with the coconut to a smooth paste.
- Heat a pot, add the ground masala followed by prawns and bring this to a boil.
- Now add the breadfruit and salt to taste allowing this to cook until the breadfruit is soft.
- In a non-stick pan, heat the oil and add the seasoning ingredients. Now add this to the dish and enjoy this curry with some white rice.