Featured Recipe: Panasa Pottu Kura (Andhra-Style Jackfruit Curry)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 2 people


  • Raw Jackfruit: 1 cup (finely chopped) 
  • Tamarind paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Green chillies: 3 slit vertically
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Urad dal: 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal: 1 tsp
  • Hing: 1 pinch
  • Dry Red Chilly: 1
  • Curry Leaves: 8-10 leaves
  • Cashew: 8-10 (optional)
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ spoon

For Avva paste

  • Mustard seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilli: 1


  • To make the avva paste, soak the mustard seeds, sesame seeds and dry red chilli in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Now grind the ingredients into a fine mixture using little water. Remove and keep aside. 
  • To make the jackfruit curry, take a pressure cooker, to it add the chopped jackfruit, tamarind paste and turmeric powder and cook up to 3 whistles. Drain any excess water from the jackfruit. 
  • Take a kadhai, and heat some oil in it. Now add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Now add urad dal and chana dal along with some hing, curry leaves and green chillies. 
  • Now add the cooked jackfruit and mix well. Quickly add the avva paste and mix quickly. Turn off the heat. Add fried cashew if you wish. 
  • Serve hot along with steamed rice and sambar.

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