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There’s nothing like a world pandemic to bring out our inner foodie. We’re all spending more time in the kitchen trying new and interesting recipes. For many living here in the U.S., jackfruit is not a fruit they are familiar with. Jackfruit is an exotic fruit that grows in tropical regions of the world, like Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. It has spiky outer skin and some jackfruit is so large they weigh as much as a baby hippo.
The king of fruits never disappoints. Its bold, nutty and sweet flavor pair lovely with the zesty fruity taste of cardamom. So let’s get a little Jali in the kitchen and start making our Jackfruit Cardamom Cake recipe by Liz Murphy at Santosha Nutrition.
• 4 tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut
• 3 tbsp agave syrup
• 1/2 tsp cardamom
• Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 cup rice flour
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• Parchment Paper
• Steam Basked
Add Jali Fruit Co. Dried Jackfruit to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and let rehydrate for 30 minutes — strain and puree in a high-powered blender with 1/4 cup water until smooth. In a mixing bowl, combine pureed jackfruit, shredded coconut, agave syrup and spices — stir to combine. Add rice flour and stir until it begins to form a dough. Set aside for 10 minutes before steaming. Bring a pot to a boil and prepare a steam basket. Cut parchment paper into sixteen 6x6inch squares and set aside. Form the dough into 2oz balls and flatten slightly. Wrap each jackfruit cake in a piece of parchment paper and set them in a steam basket, seam-side down. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your steam basket. Cover and steam for 30 minutes and remove from parchment when done. Heat coconut oil in a skillet and brown the steamed jackfruit cakes for 2 minutes on each side. Serve with Jali Fruit Co. Pineapple Chutney.
Santosha Nutrition was founded from a simple idea: eating more plants can change the world. Santosha's focuses on food, health and the environment and creating solutions that help individuals achieve a happier and healthier self. If you love this recipe, you'll love her cookbook or one of her virtual cooking classes!