Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gudeg/young jackfruit sweet stew


Gudeg it is also called green jackfruit sweet stew is a traditional food from Yogyakarta / central java Indonesia, The main ingredients for this dish is young jack fruits boiled for several hours, But you can skip that process to make it more easier and faster by using cooked jackfruit in the cans is available at Asian market.
The dish can be vegetarian or non vegetarian.
*tip* I will try to cook in the crock pot,next time.




Ingredients:
- 2 cans/ 2 lbs  green jackfruit ( young jackfruit )
- 2 boneless chicken breast
- 2 cup coconut milk
- 4 cup water
- 6 hard boiled eggs/peel the skin
- 1 block fried tofu
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 Bay leaves
- 2 inch bruised galangal
- 1 stalk bruised lemon grass
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1/4 cup palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon tamarind

Spices/ grounded
- 10  candle nuts
- 6 garlic
- 6 shallots
- 3 fresh cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp coriander seeds


Instructions

Drain cooked jackfruit and cut 1 inch thick,
Grind shallots, garlic, coriander,cayenne pepper and candle nuts,

In medium heat Saute/spices paste
Add bay leaves,  lemon grass and galanggal, until fragrant then add chicken pieces.
Stir fry until chicken changes color.
Pour 4 cups of water  and coconut milk and palm sugar, cumin, salt and tamarind,Add cooked jackfruit, hard boiled eggs,fried tofu and simmer about 30-40 minutes or  until chicken and jackfruit are tender and hard boiled eggs looks brown.

Served hot with rice.

4 comments:

Engineers Love Cooking said...

Salam Rid, easy to prepare. I'll try it one day. Look like sambal bilis.

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Its been sometime since I have cooked anything with jackfruit. We usually masak gulai but your version is also very Asian. Love the spices and the add on of eggs too.

Ramona W said...

I must try using canned jackfruit. This looks absolutely delicious!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Hi Ridwan, sad to say we don't have canned jackfruit in our supermarkets...but perhaps in our local Asian market. Looks and tastes I'm sure; absolutely delicious!

BTW-I did make your yummy spices walnuts, which is actually: candied spiced walnuts, that we also have, but your unique spices inspired me...even more. I did make it, and I'm about to post it on my next post, linking back to you!