Echorer Dalna – Bengali Raw Jackfruit Curry


Bengali RecipesFestive FoodVegetarian

Echorer Dalna or Green Jackfruit Curry is also a very popular dish of Bengal. All bengalis are now enthusiast about the Bengali New Year which is on April month, and talking about Bengali’s festivals, we can’t ignore some delicious and bit different recipes. We make this preparation with raw jackfruit during the eve of Bengali New year or Poila Boisakh. Though its bit difficult to cut the raw jackfruit, but once you get the taste of this lip smacking dish, you can never forget.

Image : Echorer Dalna

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Important : 

  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 45 minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr 5 minutes
  • Serve For : 4

Ingredients : 

  • Raw Jackfruit or Echor (400 gms) /cut into small cubes
  • Mustard Oil or Vegetable Oil (4-6 tbsp)
  • Whole Garam masala (3 Green Cardamoms, 2” Cinnamon Stick, 4 Cloves)
  • Bay Leaves (2)
  • Onion (2 medium Size) /Sliced
  • Grated Ginger (1 tbsp)
  • Grated Garlic (1 tbsp)
  • Potato (2 medium size) /cubed
  • Turmeric Powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Cumin Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Ghee (1/2 tsp)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/4 tsp)


Boil the raw jackfruit in salted water

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Add whole garam masala and bay leaves into oil

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Add onion slices

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Add grated ginger and garlic

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Add salt and turmeric powder

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Add potato cubes

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Add boiled jackfruit cubes

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Add cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder

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Add water and cover the pan with a lead

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After 10 minutes, open the lead

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Add sugar

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Add ghee

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Add garam masala powder

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Tips : 

  • Serve with steamed rice.

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