Monday, March 2, 2009

Jackfruit smoothie

Jackfruit doesn’t need any introduction for an Asian, but for some who have never seen one. Just give an illusion of huge prickly green oblong shape fruit, which contains a numerous number of yellow fruits with seeds inside. The ripe fruit has very pungent smell (very aromatic I feel) the seeds are edible after roasting or boiled.
Unripe small variety is prepared in form of curry!

Very seasonal summer fruit in south India, they are classified in two categories: crunchy and mushy

1.Crunchy type jackfruit is less sweeter
2.Mushy type (in tamil Naaru paala = fibrous jackfruit) is smaller and the seeds are almost round, is simply full of fiber and sweeter variety (recommended to taste). You almost need to floss after …

In CA, the fresh jackfruit is easily available at any time in Asian grocers. But the fruit is at the priciest side! Last summer, I really wanted to have the fresh jackfruit and bought it. Coming home, I cleaned the small portion and wanted to know how many fruits I got, it was exactly 7 or 8 and I paid the same amount of bucks!
I took the fruit picture before it got vanish! I never cooked this fruit so my only thought was to give a try without loosing the taste: smoothie idea sparkled! If you love Mango lassi, or the jackfruit the smoothie is to try for!




Ripe jackfruit

The picture shows the mushier (sweet) variety of ripe Jackfruit

I used the canned jackfruit in syrup widely available in Asian supermarket for my smoothie.


Ingredients:
Jackfruit can: 1 (contains approx 7 or 8 )
Yogurt: 1 cup
Milk: 2 cup
Sugar syrup from the can (optional): 2 tbsp more or less for ur taste.

Method
Blend all together until smooth and serve immediately.



Jackfruit smoothie



Verdict: very creamy and thick, the smell of jackfruit was simply delectable in form of drink!

The juicy tasty jackfruit smoothie is for Lakshmi who is hosting AFAM: Jackfruit, created by Maheswari

78 comments:

Preety said...

i still have to try jackfruit in my cooking i think this simple smoothie is the best way to go..nice green color header cham

Uma said...

Smoothie idea with jackfruit is great Cham! It's been a while I bought jackfruit. Smoothie looks so mouth-watering. I can smell it right from the pic.

BTW, I used wind chime as the back drop for my cookie pic. :)

Madhu said...

Miss fresh jack fruit here, very tempting pics.
Smoothis sounds delicious with jackfruit.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Very innovative. A smoothie with a jackfruit very new to me. Will give it a try.

Soma said...

I have had ripe jackfruit long long time back .. probably when I was a kid back in india! Smoothie is a lovely way to incorporate the fruit.. the texture, the juice is just right! Love that picture.

Ankita said...

Wow Jackfruit smoothie. I couldn't have thought of making a smoothie from it.
I have never tried cooking with jackfruit in US but your smoothie looks so inviting that i might try it out soon.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo..this looks droolworthy drink..even kids would love to dive in..btw nice click

LG said...

Smoothie is a tasty idea Cham. I am on a mission to try all entries that I have received for AFAM, one at a time :) We pay about 5$ for a kilo of cleaned fruit and still I feel it is on the priciest side!

Divya Vikram said...

I jus adore jackfruits. But I rarely get them here:( Nice idea to make a smoothie with it.

Sunshinemom said...

With Jackfruit I am never sure whether there will be anything left because we eat them up just like that!! Smoothie sounds a great idea.

Ramya Bala said...

I love jackfruit,and its sounds to be a yummy smoothi cham

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..just saw it Swapna's place too..its my most fav too,But I don buy the canned ones here..too much of sugar..aint it??.nice click Cham..:)

Madhuram said...

It's been ages since I've seen a fresh jackfruit. More than the fruit I like to munch the roasted seed. That said, this smoothie idea is great.

Engaya template pidikireenga. It's so good.

Sanghi said...

Wow..!! Delicious smoothie......! Do visit my blog :)

A_and_N said...

I love love jackfruit. A is not too fond of it. We used to have a farm from where we got fresh jackfruit. Sigh.

Vandana Rajesh said...

The jackfruit smoothie looks lovely cham. Ner have I had jackfruit smoothie an innovative drink. Love the jackfruit chips and even the chakka varathiya or the tasty jackfruit jam....feel like going home already

Rathna said...

wow...jackfruit smoothie...never tried it before :-)

Cham said...

VarshaThe canned one is much closer to fresh one, and not too sugary :)

Madhumathi said...

I love jack fruit ..we dip it in honey and eat..Jack smoothie sounds great..Good click,Cham

Kayal said...

Here also just now the jackfruit season have started. Smoothie looks delicious, but I have a small doubt, milk and yogurt combo wont get curdled??

jayasree said...

Never thought of a smoothie with jackfruit, since we always loved to eat as it is. So shall give this a try during the season.

sowmya said...

smoothie with jackfruit is a wonderful idea..looks yumm..

Happy cook said...

Wow i love jackfruit, last time i had them were when i was in India, you are so lucky that you get them fresh there.
Looks yumm the smoothie and the jackfruit.

aquadaze said...

i love jackfruit...though never thought of making a smoothie with it :)

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..the first pic of the jackfruit left me drooling.Waiting for the season to start so that I can gorge!!Smoothie out of JF seems like a great idea!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The picture is too good Cham! Nice idea,should have been so flavorful!!

DEESHA said...

i have never had jackfruit smoothie .. must try it once .. yr new theme rocks, cham

Purva Desai said...

I love jack fruit in any form.....the other day i had jack fruit Ice cream will try ur smoothie soon...

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Asha said...

YUM!! My thatha has "Biluva" JF trees as well, which are whitish and very soft almost like mucous when ripe. I loved to eat them, but I don't get them here. Smoothie looks delicious!:)

Kids schools are off 2nd day today, keeps me busy!

Alka said...

Though all i ate of jackfruits are the roasted seeds,and never the fruit itself(i find it too flavorful),but this smoothie surely tempts me to change my mind

notyet100 said...

droolin,..:-)

Laavanya said...

I once bought a frozen variety and it was very sweet but haven't been able to find it since. Made some chakka pradhaman with it. Would never have thought of a smoothie with it.. :) Looks good Cham.

Priya said...

Smoothie looks simple delicious...wish i have the jackfruit smoothie rite now!!

Shilpa said...

Jack fruit Smoothie? never thought of it! its looks very creamy. Jackfruit season hasn't started in our place. This is the first recipe I am going to try when the jackfruit season starts. Thanks :)

Sandeepa said...

I am not afan of ripe jackfruit :(

Green for St.Patrick ? You do keep in sync with the season

Usha said...

I have never thought of using jackfruit in a smoothie, looks fantastic :-)

Lavi said...

Cham..just now i read in a book, that jackfruit should be had with honey. urs looks cool with milk and yogurt!

i like ur new header:)

Cham said...

Kayal If there is no cooking process involved, Milk and curd will not curdle.
Sandeepa Is the smell keep u away :)

rekhas kitchen said...

wow wow realy agreat idea looks so yummmmm

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kamala said...

It has been years I eat this delicious fruit Cham..So tempting and mouthwatering cham

Paru ... said...

Oh my my..what a way to use jackfruit..Loved it cham..

Ann said...

oops..torturing click cham..why dont you send some here ? havent seen jackfruit or long now.

Aparna said...

Looks delicious, Cham but I'm not a jackfruit fan. Odd isn't it though I come from jackfruit country!
I like it only as a jam called chakkavartti and chips, of course.
And cutting and cleaning a jackfruit is the worst for me.:)

Vanamala said...

Wowwwww u got a fresh jackfruit..lucky yaar...my fav fruit but i missed here a lot...
Smoothie is just coool ....

Sia said...

wohoo... something that i wouldn#t have thought of... even in my wildest dreams :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new to me..looks great!! will try.. we get only canned jf here :(

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! I too love the smell of jackfruit. Nice presentation ;)

Sujatha said...

great idea! so quick and easy! very creative Cham!

Archy said...

Wow, love anything with jackfruit!! Smoothie is a nice idea !!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Jackfruit smoothie sounds great!!Cant wait till i get fresh jackfruit.

Ashwini said...

Hi first time here..Wow miss the fresh fruit here..Smoothie is something new..lokks yumm

Rajee said...

Wow, Slurp, slurp. Let me finish ur glass of smoothie. Did you hear me when I slurp, slurp, slurp? So tempting and lovely picture. I hope that canned one is not too messy and sweety but much similar to the fresh one, Cham. I've to rush and make it.
Thank you for ur wonderful comments in my blog, Cham. Yes, I've 2 blogs.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Very new to me.! looks inviting yaar! nice pic! looks too good!

veggie belly said...

I love your last picture!

Suparna said...

Hi cham,
My first time here...
Jackfruit is a adorable fruit...tasty and rich flavour, but u get a A+ for coming up with a unique idea of using it up for smoothie....damn cool. This one is a sure thing i'll make this summer.
God Bless.
TC.

Priti said...

Now that's something new...looks so gud...I'm trying to imagine the taste now...wonderful entry dear

sra said...

Cham, every time I visit your blog, its look/header has changed :-)

Jackfruit smoothie is courageous! :-D Not sure if I'm having an open mind about it. I love the fruit, though.

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely idea!
i love jackfruit as it is, but your smoothie makes me mouth water,i think i'll omit the sugar syrup as jackfruit is already so sweet of a fruit! mouth watering already! we hardly find jackfruits here!

Sig said...

A jackfruit smoothie, great idea! I've been eating fresh jackfruit at home, so much better than canned :)

bee said...

my fav fruit. i can eat it in any form.

Vicky Xavier. said...

smoothie looks delicious dear.

Yasmeen said...

luscious smoothie,never spotted fresh jack fruit here,but I will definitely grab one of those cans if found in the desi stores to make your smoothie:)

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely smoothie dear...loved the pics...very inviting.

n33ma said...

This looks delicious but I stay away from jackfruit as I have had one yucky experience with it!

Dibs said...

Nice one Cham! Looks very tasty and creamy! Jackfruit is pretty versatile - love chips, and kozhambus made of its seeds as well.

Vibaas said...

that looks so yummy and creamy :) i love jackfruit...and i miss fresh jackfruit :(

homecooked said...

Looks delcious!!! Never would have thought of making jackfruit smoothie.

Premyscakes said...

Wow, what a lovely pic of jack fruit, and sounds yum too.

Malar Gandhi said...

Love it, great picture, dear...miss the fruit here!:(

Vani said...

I love jackfruit. My grandfather's house had a big tree and every season we were treated to food made with young or ripe jackfruits, even the seeds were used! Smoothie sounds grreat, Cham!

Madhavi said...

I love jackfruit and this smoothie looks greattttttt!!!!

DK said...

thats delish!

Raaga said...

Although I am not very fond of jackfruit... I think this is a great idea. :)

Cynthia said...

With all that I have read about the flavour notes of jackfruit, I can just imagine how great this must taste.

Namratha said...

You are so lucky to get jackfruit there...I so miss it!!! Smoothie is an interesting idea.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the jackfruit,but never ever made a smoothie out of it.Truly innovative.Love it and will be trying it shortly.
BTW,love the new logo.

Roopa said...

You have given me one more reason to buy Kackfruit, never bought the ripe ones, have only tried the bread fruit in that variety. The pics are awesome , it definitly looks like mango lassi :)