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Cooking with Jackfruit: Using Seed to Fruit

With a sweet, musky aroma and a unique taste that is often compared to a blend of pineapple and banana, jackfruit is a popular ingredient in many Indian dishes.

While jackfruit is traditionally used in savoury recipes, it has recently gained popularity as a meat alternative for vegetarians and vegans. Its meaty texture and ability to absorb flavours make it a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. And did you know that jackfruit seeds are edible too? Once cooked, they are a delicious and nutritious snack.

With so many delicious ways to enjoy it, the jackfruit is definitely a fruit worth exploring in the kitchen. So, why not give it a try and discover the wonders of this exotic and versatile fruit? Here are four delicious and easy jackfruit and jackfruit seed recipes that are perfect for the summer season.

Jackfruit Seed Chat

Jackfruit seeds are a healthy and flavorful ingredient that can add a unique twist to your dishes. Our Jackfruit Seed Chat recipe combines the nutty and mild flavour of jackfruit seeds with a spicy and tangy seasoning that will tantalize your taste buds. As a healthier option, it’s packed with nutrients and fibre, making it a guilt-free way to indulge in a tasty snack or appetizer.

  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Type: Starter


  • Jackfruit seeds: 3 cups
  • Onion: 1
  • Butter: 2 tbsps.
  • Chilli powder: 1 tsp.
  • Chat masala: 1 tsp.
  • Schezwan sauce: 1tsp.
  • Salt to taste

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  1. Pressure cook the jackfruit seeds for 2 whistles. Cool it and peel the skin off.
  2. Slice the seeds into 3-4 pieces depending on the seed size.
  3. Heat butter in a pan and sauté thinly sliced onion and sliced jackfruit seeds till they are golden brown.
  4. Add chilli powder, chat masala and Schezwan sauce and toss well.
  5. Season with salt and serve hot.

Jackfruit Pulao

Raw jackfruit can be an excellent meat alternative that is not only delicious but also a healthy option packed with fibre and nutrients. Our Jackfruit Pulao recipe is a perfect example of how this versatile ingredient can add a unique twist to your meals. With its tender chunks of jackfruit cooked in fragrant spices and mixed with rice, this dish is a flavorful and satisfying option that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy jackfruit, try our Jackfruit Pulao recipe and discover the perfect balance of taste and health.

  • Cook time: 60 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Type: Main Course


  • Jackfruit (raw): 250 – 300 grams
  • Ghee: ½ cup
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Green cardamom: 2
  • Black cardamom: 1
  • Shah jeera: 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf: 1-2
  • Cloves: 3-4
  • Onion: 2
  • Tomato: 2
  • Curd: 1 cup
  • Ginger and garlic paste: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Basmati rice: 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

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  1. Pressure cook the chunks of jackfruit for 1 whistle.
  2. In a wide pan heat ghee and add all the whole spice. Let them crackle.
  3. Add finely chopped onions and sauté till they turn golden brown. Then add finely chopped tomatoes and ginger garlic paste. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. In a bowl whisk curd with all the spice powders. Add this to the fried onion in the pan. Add boiled jackfruit chunks and cleaned and washed rice.
  5. Mix them well. Add a couple of cups of water and season with salt.
  6. Cover and cook for about 15-20 minutes or till the vegetable and rice is done.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.

Jackfruit Seed Curry

If you’re looking for a unique and flavorful ingredient to add to your curries, look no further than jackfruit seeds! Our Jackfruit Seed Curry recipe is a delicious and inventive way to use this nutrient-packed ingredient. With its rich blend of spices and creamy coconut milk, this curry is a tasty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for a cosy night in. The tender jackfruit seeds add a delightful nutty flavour and satisfying texture to the dish, making it a surefire crowd-pleaser.

  • Cook time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Type: Main Course


  • Jackfruit Seeds: 3 cups
  • Coconut oil: 3 tbsps
  • Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Onion: 1 large or 2 small
  • Ginger: ½ inch
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Tomato: 1 large
  • Curry leaves: 1-2 sprigs
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder: ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Coconut milk: ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala: ½ tsp

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  1. Pressure cook the seeds for 2 whistles. Cool and peel off the skin on the seeds. Cut them in small chunks.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  3. Add the curry leave and finely chopped onion. Sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
  4. Add ginger, garlic, tomato and spices i.e. turmeric powder, chilli powder and black pepper powder. Sauté till oil separates.
  5. Mix in chopped jackfruit seeds, coconut milk and salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Finish off by sprinkling garam masala.
  7. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Fried Jackfruit Balls

This Fried Jackfruit Balls recipe is the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while also enjoying the unique flavor and texture of jackfruit. Made with a blend of jaggery, coconut gratings, and idli batter, these sweet balls are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, making them an irresistible treat that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends.

  • Cook time: 60 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Type: Dessert


  • Jackfruit (ripe and deseeded): 3 cups
  • Coconut scrapping: 1 cup
  • Jaggery: 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
  • Ghee: ½ cup + to fry
  • Idli batter: 2 cups
  • Salt: ¼ tsp

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  1. Steam jackfruit for about 10 minutes. Cool, peel the skin off and grind it coarsely.
  2. Heat a pan and add the ground pulp of the jackfruit, coconut scrapping, jaggery, ½ cup ghee and cardamom powder.
  3. Cook on a medium flame for about 10 minutes while continuously stirring.
  4. The whole thing will come together as a single mass.
  5. Cool and divide it into small balls.
  6. In a bowl mix together idli batter and salt. Add enough water to thickly coat the jackfruit balls.
  7. Take a jackfruit ball, dip it into the batter and gently fry them in hot ghee till golden brown.
  8. Serve hot.

Jackfruits are called superfoods because of the number of antioxidants that it contains. It does take an effort to peel and chop the vegetable. But savouring the mouth-watering yet healthy dishes are worth the effort.

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