Jackfruit seeds stir fry

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As there is a saying that konkani people make use of each and every thing and do not waste. Here is a good example for it where we use the seeds of the jack fruit as well. We cook, roast it on the fire wood which tastes heavenly. I used to have this regularly in my childhood days and now-a-days people hardly know about it. We cook these seeds with Moong gravy and chick peas gravy etc. But the stir fry also tastes great. Here it is.

What you need to have:

1. Chopped Jack seeds – 2 cups

2. Chopped potatoes – 1/3 cup

3. Chopped onions – 1 cup

Jack seeds

Ingredients of Jack seeds stir fry

Ingredients of seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

3. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

4. Dhania-jeera powder – 2 Teaspoon

5. Chopped Tomato – 1 (medium)

6. Green chilly – 1-2

7. Salt – To taste

8. Fresh grated coconut – 1 Teaspoon

Ingredients of Seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Peal and chop Jack seeds lengthwise.  Also wash and peel onions, potatoes and also cut both of them lengthwise and keep it aside separately as shown in the image-2.

2. Place a skillet with 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. On heating, add mustard seeds to it. When it splutters add slit green chillies to it. Add chopped tomatoes to it and fry it till it turns mushy.  Now add chopped onions from step 1 to it and add required quantity of salt to it and fry it till it turns transparent.

Chopped onions being fried in seasoning

3. When done add chilli powder, turmeric powder and Dhania-jeera powder one after the other in a row and stir well. Finally add chopped potatoes and chopped jack seeds together. Close it with a lid sprinkling very little water on a low flame stiring ocassionaly. Make sure you do not burn the dish.

Dish being cooked

4. Finally when cooked add fresh grated coconut and is ready to serve. Yummy !!!! Serve hot with rice and dal.

Ready to serve Jack seeds stir fry

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 5-6

Good to remember:

1.  When we use the jackfruit during summer , we keep these seeds around to use during the rainy season when it is cold and this spicy curry comes in handy with rice and dal.

2. The seeds should be of a quality jackfruit and should be properly dried before you store it for the rest of the season.


12 thoughts on “Jackfruit seeds stir fry

    satya said:
    September 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    wow its very new me …never got a thought that we can make a stir fry like this with jack fruit seeds ..thank u so much for sharing

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 28, 2010 at 7:41 am

      Hi Satya,

      It is an age old recipe but relished by one and all. We also use these seeds in gravy and sambar too.

    shriannalakshmi said:
    September 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Mam, your blog template is cool. This receipe sounds new and unique. I use jack fruit seeds in sambar and fries.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 28, 2010 at 7:37 am

      Hi Sriannalakshmi,

      I too use them in gravies with lentils and sambar as u say.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    September 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hi PAchi,

    New webdesign is amazing!!! Keep it up!


    Shilpa Rao

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 28, 2010 at 7:38 am

      Hi Shilpa,

      Thanx a lot for ur complements regarding new look of the blog.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      Where r u missing?????Are u on face book???Not at all heard from u????????

    Priya said:
    September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful stir fry, how beautifully u have chopped those jackfruits, love it..

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

      Hi Priya,

      Only if chopped alike will have a beter look to the dish.

    Seed Parade said:
    September 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Sounds very nice! Are jack seeds generally quite easy to get hold of do you find?

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 28, 2010 at 7:43 am


      It is a little slippery to hold and chop and should be acareful while doing so.

    Dinkar Bhat said:
    October 17, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Hi Pratibha:

    Just purchased a packet of frozen jackfruit seeds (bikkand) and will make it soon. Dont know if this is true; there is some notoriety attached to jackfruit seeds – apparently, after eating these seeds, you may need to take some “Beano” for gas… But I love the taste!!


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