Easy Recipe: How To Cook Jackfruit Vegan Tagine

Jackfruit is a tree species in the same family as figs, mulberry, and breadfruit. It’s the largest fruit tree in the world, and the fruit has a really distinctive smell which stopped me from trying the taste for a really long time. However, following the recipe of jackfruit vegan tagine, it’s like eating a meat stew with a delicious and warm flavor.

This plant-based version of the traditional jackfruit tagine is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. So if you’re looking for a dish that combines the exotic flavors of Moroccan cuisine with the health benefits of a tropical superfood, stay until the end of the blog, and I’ll teach you how to cook it in just a few easy steps.

Alessandro Vitale aka Spicy Moustache holding a spoonful of jackfruit vegan tagine

Jackfruit Vegan Tagine Recipe

Prepare these ingredients:

  • 1 x Red onion
  • 2 x Garlic cloves
  • 1 x Knob of Ginger
  • 6 x Apricots
  • 4 x Prunes
  • 1 x tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 x tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 x tbsp harissa paste
  • Kallo stock paste
  • 1 x Tin of tomatoes
  • 1 x Tin jackfruit

Follow these simple and easy steps:

  1. Mix 1 x tsp cumin seeds and 2 x tsp coriander seeds in a pan and toast them
  2. Once toasted, grind them into a powder
  3. Chop 1 x Knob of Ginger, 1 x Red onion, 2 x Garlic cloves, 6 x Apricots, and add dates
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pot and sweat off the chopped ingredients
  5. Add kallo paste, 1 x tbsp harissa paste, and 1 x Tin of tomatoes. Stir well to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  6. Add your grinded spices and 1 x Tin jackfruit
  7. Cover the pot and let the tagine cook on low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the jackfruit is tender and the flavors have melded together

Tip: To taste better, top it with almonds, pomegranate, and fresh coriander and serve it with brown rice for a full meal.

Alessandro Vitale aka Spicy Moustache holding jackfruit in a plate

Growing Jackfruit in Your Garden

For those with a green thumb, growing jackfruit can be a rewarding experience. Jackfruit trees thrive in tropical and subtropical climates, so if you live in a warm region, you might be able to cultivate this amazing fruit right in your backyard. Here are some tips for aspiring gardeners:

  1. Climate and Soil: Jackfruit trees prefer a warm, humid climate and well-draining soil. They can grow quite tall, so ensure you have enough space for the tree to spread its branches.
  1. Planting and Care: Plant jackfruit seeds or saplings in a sunny spot with ample room to grow. Water the tree regularly, especially during dry periods, and provide it with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
  1. Pest Management: Keep an eye out for common pests like fruit flies and aphids. Using organic pest control methods, such as neem oil, can help protect your jackfruit tree without harming beneficial insects.
  1. Harvesting: It can take several years for a jackfruit tree to bear fruit, but the wait is worth it. Once the fruit is ripe, it can be harvested and used in various culinary creations, including our delectable jackfruit tagine.

Whether you’re a beginner gardener wanting to grow jackfruit or a home cook looking to try new plant-based recipes, this jackfruit tagine is a must-have. Give it a shot and let the unique flavors and health benefits of jackfruit mesmerize you!

Happy growing and cooking!

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