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Recipe: How to make tender jackfruit curry

By Chef Ajay Mathur
May 02, 2020 12:00 IST
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Here's a traditional recipe you can make using kathal (tender jackfruit).

Kathal curry

Chunks of tender jackfruit flavoured with coconut and mustard

Recipe by Ajay Mathur, executive chef, Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra


  • 400 gm kathal (jackfruit)
  • 35 ml coconut oil
  • 2 gm mustard seeds
  • 90 ml coconut milk
  • 10 gm chilli powder
  • 3 gm turmeric powder
  • 5 gm salt
  • A few curry leaves
  • 15 gm garlic
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 50 gm ginger
  • 2-3 whole red chillies
  • 5 gm green chillies


  • Apply coconut oil on your hands and cut the kathal into small chunks.
  • Place it upright and cut off the outer rind completely.
  • Boil the kathal with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion. Keep aside.
  • Heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add pounded garlic, ginger and onion mixture.
  • Add coconut milk.
  • When mixture begins to change colour add boiled jackfruit chunks and stir for some time.
  • Cook with a lid until kathal cooks fully.
  • Temper with whole red chillies and curry leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

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