Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kathal Sabzi / Raw Jackfruit Curry

Raw Jack fruit is a very famous vegetable that is predominantly used in the tropical coastal places. It is very rich in fiber content and rich in vitamins. It is also rich in protein, iron and calcium content. The health benefits include boosted immunity and improvement in overall health. I happened to locate this wonderful vegetable cum fruit at a local Asian grocery store and immediately got them. I just tried making this dish with some ingredients I had in my pantry and the result was a very rich and a flavorful curry.


Raw Jack fruit - 1 can
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - A pinch
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cilantro - To garnish
Curry Leaves - A few
Salt - To taste


  • Rinse the canned jack fruit in cold water and drain them well.

  • Make bite sized pieces of the raw jack fruit and keep it aside.

  • In a pan heat oil and add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds and curry leaves and allow the mustard seeds to splutter.

  • Then add the raw jack fruit pieces and saute till the raw jack fruit pieces get a slight golden crust on top.

  • Once the jack fruit pieces are cooked, add the dry spices - cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.

  • Mix all the dry spices well and then add the coconut milk. 

  • Let it simmer and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white rice or Rotis.

  • While making pieces if the jack fruit,make sure that the hard core is intact in all pieces so that the fiber's don't loosen out.

  • Raw Jack fruit can also be oven roasted by coating them with oil and placing it on a baking sheet at 3000F for 5- 10 min.


Priya Sreeram said...

Gayu, i love kathal ki sabzi,--long time i made this, ur dish tempts me to bring it to my kitchen !!


My mil made kootu with young one,it was totally yummy..this recipe sounds great too!

Priya said...

Very interesting sabzi, yet to make dishes with this raw jackfruit,we get the tinned one here, thanks for sharing this delicious curry..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Hi Gayu,

Delicious Sabzi Dear,Very tempting pics...Have to try it soon.

aipi said...

I love this too..liked your version!
Have a great n prosperous 2011 dear!!

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Pushpa said...

Cool jackfruit curry,Happy 2011 to you Gayu..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

I never knew we can make a curry out of raw jackfruit :)
thats brilliant :)

Gayu said...

Thank you all..Wishing you all a very happy new year too!!