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Jackfruit Curry (Kathal Subzi)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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57 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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: 262 calories; 11.5 34.2 3.5 0 685 Full nutrition

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I made this with fresh jackfruit that was a bit over-ripe, but this recipe was delicious nonetheless. I had to search a bit to find that one 20 oz can is about 3 cups. That proportion seemed rig...

I used Detroit spice instead of garam Masala. I was short on jackfruit so I added Winter squash. I used a crock pot for little more simmer and cut back on spice

Made it exactly according to recipe the first time; it was easy and delicious, though a bit hot for my gringo palate. I have made it several times since and have discovered that, for convenience...

Excellent recipe! The spice combo for this sauce is outstanding. I added coconut milk for added richness. I also subbed fresh basil for the cilantro. I've also made it with chicken in additi...