How to make Kerala Jackfruit Curry -

Jackfruit cooked in Kerala style with a flavourful coconut masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Small raw jackfruit, Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kerala Jackfruit Curry

Kerala Jackfruit Curry Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kerala Jackfruit Curry Recipe

  • Small raw jackfruit 1/2

  • Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Shallots 30

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garlic cloves 5

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut oil 2 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies seeded 4

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnishing


Step 1

Peel, cut jackfruit into 1 inch cubes and pressure cook with ½ teaspoon Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder, salt and 2 cups water till the pressure is released 2-3 times.

Step 2

Dry roast 8-10 shallots, cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, garlic and coconut for 5 minutes. Transfer in a blender jar and let it cool.

Step 3

Add remaining Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder, 1 teaspoon chilli powder, tamarind pulp, sufficient water and blend to a fine paste.

Step 4

Slice 10 shallots.

Step 5

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan. Add remaining mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add sliced shallots and remaining shallots, stir and sauté till translucent.

Step 6

Cut dried red chillies with scissors into the pan. Add curry leaves, mix and sauté for 10 seconds.

Step 7

Strain cooked jackfruit pieces, add to the pan along with remaining chilli powder, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 8

Add ground paste and 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt, lower heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 9

Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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