Jackfruit is a popular summer fruit in the Indian subcontinent. It grows mostly in the tropical region. Tamilnadu, Kerala & Karnataka declared this fruit as their state fruit. It is the national fruit of Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Raw jackfruit is considered a vegetable whereas ripe jackfruit is a delicious, aromatic, juicy & sweet fruit. It is known as ‘kathal’ in various Indian languages. Almost everybody loves this fruit in West Bengal as well as Bangladesh. Many people also have this ripe jackfruit (kathal) & puffed rice (muri) as a breakfast food. It is a very popular breakfast in rural areas across the Bengal during summer days. Did you ever try it? It is a very delicious, healthy & simple breakfast food item.
Jackfruit is the biggest edible fruit in the world. There are many giant jackfruits found in India. Those are even more than 20 kg. How many of you have noticed such gigantic jackfruits? It contains a significant amount of dietary fiber & vitamin B. Many people love its very strong mouthwatering flavour. If you bring a perfectly ripe jackfruit in your home then everybody will know that there is a jackfruit in your home just because of its strong aroma. It has fleshes. Its seeds are also edible. Matured seeds are used to make bharta. I also love roasted jackfruit seeds.
Flesh & seeds of unripe jackfruit are also used as a vegetable (echor in Bengali). It is used to make various traditional dishes in various regions across the world.
Okay, now coming to the topic which is kathal muri. I love this breakfast food during the summer season. It’s really simple & delicious food. Though many people who are mostly living in urban areas hardly eat ripe jackfruit with puffed rice. But I believe still many people love this and have it for breakfast during this season.