Cut Tender jack fruit to cubes and put them in buttermilk or water.
Heat oil, roast coconut pieces, garlic, fennel seeds, cinnamon, shallots and cloves until coconut and shallots are red.
switch off and add coriander powder, chilli powder and pepper powder. Mix well and let it cool.Grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a cooker, saute sliced onions, chopped ginger until onions are brown.
To this, drop in chopped tomato and green chilli and fry them until tomatoes are mushy.
Put in chopped jack fruit pieces and add salt and water. Cook them just for 1 whistle.
Open and add the ground masala. Add water and let it boil for 5 - 10 minutes in medium flame until rolling boil.
Seasoning: crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilly and add them to curry.