Coconut Jackfruit Curry


This coconut jackfruit curry is a delicious Sri Lankan side dish for rice or roti.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (20 ounce) can green jackfruit in brine, rinsed and shredded

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 cup water

  • 5 tablespoons coconut milk

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine jackfruit, curry powder, chili powder, salt, cardamom, parsley, turmeric, and cinnamon in a bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and cumin; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add seasoned jackfruit, water, and coconut milk; mix well. Reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes.

  3. Turn off heat, add cilantro, and mix well. Serve hot.

Cook's Note:

You can use fresh ginger instead of ground ginger, a cinnamon stick instead of ground cinnamon, and 1 cup liquid from the can of jackfruit instead of 1 cup water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
15g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Sodium 915mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 245mg 5%

* 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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