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.
- 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
- 10 candle nuts
- 6 garlic
- 6 shallots
- 3 fresh cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
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.