This delicious Vegan Chicken Madras with jackfruit doesn’t miss anything from the classic. It’s equally satisfying packed with incredible flavors. Naturally vegan and gluten free.
Before my vegan times, you would find me often eating at Indian restaurants and food courts.
If you found me there, you would also likely see me munching all the time on chicken madras.
It was one of my favorite dishes which I have to admit made it often at home by using pre-packed mixes.
You can imagine I wasn’t a great cook these times, but I could handle to opened a pre-made mix.
This was ok and fine. It was fast and ready in no time. It doesn’t taste as good as restaurants or food courts.
That’s ok as well. You can’t except these result when using ready to eat mixes.
So by now I’m pretty excited to say this Vegan Chicken Madras is over the top delicious.
Seriously better than in any restaurant and insanely yummy with my Easy Roasted Garlic Naan.
It’s rich, filling, creamy, fast, mouthwatering, modern, addictive, one pot, fresh, excellent, flavorful and one absolutely must make for everyone who truly loves good food.
What is jackfruit
For sure when replacing meat you can go for tofu, tempeh, or seitan.
Depending on the type of the recipe, sometimes one can be better than the other. In general, all of them are delicious
But in my mind to make a vegan chicken which should be really close to the texture, I chose jackfruit for this.
Jackfruit is an Asian fruit high in vitamin C and A, B6 as well as magnesium and fiber.
It’s a great vegan meat substitute. If you wanna try something new and different to tofu or tempeh, go for it.
Jackfruit has a great texture and is absolutely versatile. You can fry or bake it marinated. Or cook it. There are no limits, dream big and enjoy.
Where to buy jackfruit
You can buy it at stores as a whole fruit. Of course, then it needs to be prepared before enjoying.
Also you can buy jackfruit fresh and pre packed, which means no need to peel and cut it.
It’s also available in cans. Make sure to drain when using canned jackfruits.
How to make Vegan Chicken Madras
First start with some coconut oil or vegetable broth, if you want to avoid oil. Heat it in a sauce pan or skillet, then add garlic and onion.
Fry both for around 3 minutes, then add jackfruit. Cook for about 2 minutes more.
Add chopped tomatoes, coconut milk, madras curry paste, and optional cashew butter. Bring to a cook again for about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
That is all that you need to do. You are now ready to enjoy this.
Serve into bowls or plates.
You can enjoy my Vegan Chicken Madras plain, or serve with rice, bread, or dal, like my One Pot Red Lentil Dal, or potatoes.
I served this to non vegan friends and everyone loved it so much.
They couldn’t tell the difference to the classic version.
So this is definitely a dish that you can serve all your meat loving friends, family, and of course sweethearts.
- 14 oz jackfruit fresh, cut into cubes or 2 14oz cans jackfruit, drained
- 4 tbs madras curry paste
- 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- salt, pepper to taste
- 2 tbs cashew butter
- 1 onion, diced
- Start with some coconut oil or vegetable broth, if you want to avoid oil. Heat it in a sauce pan or skillet, then add garlic and onion.
- Fry both for around 3 minutes, then add jackfruit. Cook for about 2 minutes more.
- Add chopped tomatoes, coconut milk, madras curry paste, and optional cashew butter. Bring to a cook again for about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1028mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 4gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 5g