Jackfruit Masala

This is a very special recipe because like i mentioned in my post before, this fruit when unripe and cooked in a gravy tastes a lot like eating meat.

Serves 4


1/2 kg of raw Jackfruit, pealed fresh or canned. Diced to 2 inch pieces

3 large red onions sliced finely

2 medium sized tomatoes chopped finely

30gm chopped coriander

10 leaves of fresh mint

2 teaspoons garlic paste

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons red chilli powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Salt to taste

Juice of 1/2 a lime

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil


Heat a heavy bottom vessel, and add half the quantity of oil. Wash the jackfruit well and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Add to the hot oil and lightly brown till golden. Fry 8-10 pieces at a time. Add more oil if required.

Keep aside and drain on a paper towel.

In the same oil add the onions and fry till well browned. Do not let them turn black and charred.

Add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes and fry till the oil separates and comes to the sides of the vessel.

Add all the dry powders except garam masala, salt, sugar and lime juice.

Fry for a few minutes and add the fried Jackfruit to this. Add half a cup of water and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes till the gravy has thickened.

Lastly add the sugar, salt, fresh coriander & mint. Check seasoning and add the garam masala. Stir and stop cooking at this point.

Add lime juice just before serving. This vegetable goes well with Indian bread like naan, chappatis or steaming hot rice.


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