Jackfruit Curry (Kathal Subzi)


Know as the vegetarian's meat, jackfruit or kathal (as its known in India) is a meaty and delicious fruit. This curry is a low-fat version of my mother's original recipe. The dish goes very well with steamed basmati rice or roti.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
32 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • 4 green chile peppers, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon red chile powder

  • 2 (20 ounce) cans jackfruit, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir cumin seeds until they sizzle, about 30 seconds. Stir in green chile peppers, ginger, and garlic; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and sugar; cook and stir until onion is almost browned, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir tomatoes, tomato paste, turmeric, coriander, and red chile powder into the saucepan. Cook until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

  3. Transfer onion and tomato mixture to a food processor; process into a smooth paste.

  4. Pour paste back into the saucepan. Add jackfruit; cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in garam masala and salt. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

If using raw jackfruit, cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 128mg 638%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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