Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit available from March to May. Few days back i had visited my aunt’s place who has many jackfruit trees in her backyard .She is also an expert in making “n” number of dishes from it; right from very tender raw jackfruit to the matured golden ones.During our stay i nicely feasted on many yummies ( ha ha.. no points for guessing it ) and also was happy to carry a raw tender jackfruit back to Bangalore. Half of the fruit went for jackfruit sambar , which i shared in the last post and the remaining half went to …… ” Tender Jackfruit Stir Fry ” or ” Gujje Palya ” as we call it locally. We relished this authentic Udupi style stir fry made from the freshest veggie.


In the authentic style, no onion or garlic is used in this recipe and i’ve stuck to it. Its very simple to make and yummy in taste. Make it spicy and savor it as a side dish with rice / roti or mildly spice and enjoy it as a snack. Which ever way , you are surely going to love it .True , cleaning process is a bit messy and time consuming but then end result deserves it. A slight mustard flavor and  aroma of coconut oil indeed takes this simple stir fry to a new level . Try for sure to know what i mean.. Here goes the recipe…


Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • Half Medium sized tender raw jackfruit
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Grape size Tamarind
  • lemon size Jaggery

To Grind ( masala)

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3 - 4 Red Chilli
  • 1 cup coconut Grated
  • Salt

To Temper

  • 2 - 4 tsp Oil / coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Black gram Urad dal
  • 1 Red Chilly broken
  • few Curry Leaves


  • When we cut Jack fruit , a thick "milk" oozes from it. This is sticky in nature and stains. So without forgetting ,before cutting rub generous amount of coconut oil to your hand and grease the cutting knife too.
  • Cut the raw jack fruit into half and later into medium size long pieces.Remove outer thorny green skin and the center stalk part.
  • Cut the clean jackfruit into small pieces and put them into water immediately,else they will dis color. Leave it in water for 5 mins. You can observe that the water would be little brownish now. Discard that water.
  • Keep oil in a pan or kadai.When its hot,add mustard and urad dal.Once they splutter,add red chilli and curry leaves.Add haldi.
  • Put chopped raw jack fruit into the kadai.Fry for 1-2 mins. Add little water ,cover  and cook on medium flame.Fresh ones will cook quickly.
  • Meanwhile,dry grind mustard ,red chilli and salt .Once it powders,add coconut and pulse once.Dont grind coconut into smooth .
  • When the jack fruit is cooked 75%, add tamarind pulp,jaggery and ground masala.Mix well, cook on slow fire for couple of more minutes.
  • When the raw jack fruit has cooked and water has evaporated fully,switch off .Serve it hot with rice or roti.


Isn't it simple except for the cleaning part...Wish in future,hopefully some gadget comes to our rescue. Ha ha ...these lines are coming due to overdose of " Doremon" . Hmm.. what to do after all these days,i get to watch only that ..
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    Sony P
    May 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Looks tasty stir fry…….. Love it!

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      March 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Made by day. This is exactly how my grandmother cooks. So nostalgic.

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        Smitha Kalluraya
        March 23, 2018 at 6:03 am

        Thanks Shishir .. glad that this recipe could recreate ur grandmom’s style ..

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    Dipti Joshi
    May 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Drooling…I like this curry.

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    Sathya Priya
    May 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Really simple ,After cleaning it right ?Looks very very yummy

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    nandoos Kitchen
    May 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm


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    Eliza Lincy
    May 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Tasty stirfry. We prepare lil different. Your version looks spicy and tasty. Yummy.

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    Beulah Arun
    May 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Looks yummy!

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    May 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Jack fruit stir fry is new one to me. Fry looks delicious.

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    May 13, 2014 at 1:54 am

    looks so yummy.

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    Priya Shiva
    May 13, 2014 at 6:07 am

    This looks so yumm!! My neighbour in Delhi used to make khathal ki sabzi ..Its been long that I tasted it 🙂

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    Priya Suresh
    May 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Very different and delicious jackfruit stir fry.

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    techie ZM
    May 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Looks so yummy and loved the masala..

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    yurekha vinoth
    May 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    looks different… and great

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    Swathi Iyer
    May 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    We make thoran without any tamarind juice,your version looks delicious.

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    May 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    looks so tempting…loved it…

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    mc in goa
    April 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    just what i was searching for on the internet

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