Jihva for Jackfruit ~ Sweet and Spicy Jackfruit

jackfruit, three ways
jackfruit three ways — sweet ripe yellow jackfruit, pale raw jackfruit, golden toasted jackfruit seeds

It’s Jihva for Jackfruit, hosted by very talented Bee of Jugalbandi!
Thanks for having us, Bee!

Sometimes (ok, lots of times!) I have the craziest ideas. I can’t say anything more about this dish. I loved Supriya’s Accidental Diva and sweet Jackfruit Idli. Then there was our hostess Bee’s Spring Onion Dal with its appealing kalonji. I also read Asha’s blogs regularly and admire how she makes tasty seem easy (and introduced me to Kitchen King for those hurried evenings!) — but I don’t blame them for my crazy ideas! 😉

Sweet and Spicy Jackfruit

For the jackfruit:

1/2 can green jackfruit, drained and chopped (about 3/4 c)
1 piece ripe (sweet) canned jackfruit, drained and cut into fine dice (about 1/8 c)

1 tsp ghee
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp Kitchen King (or your favorite masala)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1 TB jaggery
1/4 tsp salt

For the sauce:

1 tsp ghee
2-3 dried red chiles
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp kalonji seeds
1/4 c yogurt
salt to taste

For the garnish:

1/4 c jackfruit seeds, toasted
1/4 c dried jackfruit chips


Boil the green jackfruit in plain water until tender — about 15 minutes.

In another pan, heat 1 tsp ghee and add the chopped onion. Saute until golden. Add the turmeric and kitchen king and the reserved green jackfruit, amchur powder, jaggery, and about 1/2 c water. Cook a few minutes, stirring, until the water is absorbed — then remove from the heat. When cool, grind the mixture coarsely and set aside.

Make the sauce:

On medium-high heat melt the other 1 tsp ghee. Add the mustard, curry leaves, chiles and kalonji. When they’re sizzling and fragrant, stir in the ripe jackfruit and remove from the heat. Off the heat, add beaten yogurt and the reserved green jackfruit mixture. Stir well and serve hot. Garnish with jackfruit chips and toasted jackfruit seeds. A dollop of plain yogurt goes nicely, too.

more jackfruit!
sweet and spicy jackfruit


  1. Roopa said

    wow Linda what way to use three different types of JF in one serving!Very creative to use it love the JF chips did you find chips from raw JF or ripe ones. We only find ripe ones here baked chips taste good not bad thought i love the raw JF chips.

    Thanks Roopa — I’m glad you enjoyed 🙂 I think these chips are from the raw jackfruit, because they’re salty not sweet. They are addictive! 🙂

  2. sia said

    i agree with roopa… u have used JF in its differnt avtars and come up with very tempting dish. linda, its not easy to come up innovative dish in indian cuisine which will not only look good but taste good too. it takes one’s long term experience in cooking to come up with something like this. hats off to u linda and i am very proud to have u as my friend

    Supriya, thank you so much for your lovely comment dear… you really gave me a smile 🙂
    Your delicious bhindi fry in yogurt gave me the idea for this. I always learn something new from you!

  3. indosungod said

    Linda there you did it again, that dish looks really tasty. Creative melding all the edible parts of the Jackfruit in one dish. How is the house sprucing coming along?

    Thank you ISG — I got stuck on the idea of using ripe and raw JF together and this was the result. Can’t get spruced up fast enough — I miss being in the kitchen! 🙂

  4. Asha said

    Linda,I was waiting for your entry and it’s so worth the wait.All three dishes are fabulous.I know we Indians (mostly vegetarians) get creative when it comes to veggies.These are truly wonderful,specially the spicy ones!:))
    Great job Linda.So far I haven’t found the JF seeds,I will look for them.Great entry.Hats off to you.

    Thank you Asha — glad you liked it! Pic is a little heavy on the jackfruit chips, but I was working with a deadline 😉
    I have only seen the seeds, frozen, in one store — they are Daily Delight brand in a white bag. Not bad for frozen — hope you can find some! 🙂

  5. bee said

    it looks like a very yummy pachadi to me, though half the keralites don’t know what kalonji is
    you rock, linda. thanks for participating.

    Thank you for choosing such an awesome ingredient, Bee! Look forward to your round up 🙂

  6. Mishmash! said

    Linda, i know many dont like a dish which is sweet and spicy as well but I do
    Btw, I did like your caption and had a good laugh reading it this morning:) Thanks!

    Glad you enjoyed Shn, on both counts! That pic was hilarious 🙂

  7. mandira said

    everything looks delicious Linda. If only I could get some of those roasted jackfruit seeds from the plate!

    I’m happy to share anytime, Mandira! How’s the garden coming along? 🙂

  8. Sharmi said

    hey thats a great one for JFI, I love the jackfruit chips. loved to have it while in India. all of the recipes look yummy.

    Thank you Sharmi. I just went around to your blog and saw your *amazing* Andhra feast! I can’t leave you a comment there because I can’t remember my Google sign in!
    Your lovingly prepared feast is a delight to behold! My words couldn’t do it justice — thank you for sharing all those fabulous recipes and photos! 🙂

  9. Suganya said

    What I did in 1-in-3 series, you seem to have done in a single post

    Hi Suganya — I guess it all got lumped into one, here, yes… I couldn’t come close to your great JF pics though!! 🙂

  10. InjiPennu said

    Linda, the drumstick tree grows 6 feet in a year. it grows unblvably fast. So you can make it in 6 months

    OMG. I can’t wait!!! 🙂

  11. sandeepa said

    You are just too much, your innovative posts are always so interesting

    Hi Sandeepa — it was an experiment for sure. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  13. Hi. I tried the recipe and it came out well:)
    I’m writing an article on Jackfruit. May I use the 1st image on this page? Thank you.

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