Sri Lankan food is famous for its curries – and “polos“, or young jackfruit curry, is one of my personal favorites.

Jackfruit is eaten in a number of different ripeness stages in Sri Lanka, but for preparing polos, the young, unripe jackfruit is used. The fruit is cut into chunks and simmered in a blend of rich spices.

This particular version (brown dish above) was so delicious, I couldn’t stop eating it. The pieces of jackfruit were tender, and tasted almost like a juicier version of a potato, and they were filled with the beautiful flavor spices.

Polos is so good, it could almost pass for chunks of tender beef!