How to Make Tender Jackfruit Sambar or Jackfruit Curry

Updated on April 12, 2018
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Tender Jackfruit Sambar or Jackfruit Curry

Jackfruit Curry to Pair With Steamed Rice

You can make different types of curries with tender jackfruit. People say cooked tender jackfruit pieces are like meat in their texture and chewiness. They are juicy and very tasty.

Jackfruits are nutritious. They have nutrients that are helpful for your skin, hair, immunity, bowel movement, etc. Having jackfruit food once in a while is known to empty out the stomach.

Tender jackfruit has a unique taste and texture. Jackfruit sambar tastes different from other sambars. This sambar pairs well with steamed rice.

Now, let's learn in detail how to make jackfruit sambar curry.

5 stars for Tender Jackfruit Sambar or Jackfruit Curry

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves four or five people

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped bowl tender jackfruit pieces, remove the wax with a paper, remove the thorny skin and the center rind, chop the flesh
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 4-5 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 cup split pigeon pea/toor dal
  • 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida powder
  • gooseberry size tamarind, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • chickpea size jaggery, optional, to balance the taste
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp white raw rice

Step- By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Tender Jackfruit Sambar (Jackfruit Curry)

  • Chop tender jackfruit in pieces. Remove the thorny part and the middle rind. Wipe the oozing gum.
  • Make one-inch cubes. Immerse them in water. This step is to prevent jackfruit pieces from becoming brownish.
  • Wash split pigeon pea. Take it in a cooker container. Add washed jackfruit pieces. Add some water. Throw in some salt. Mix well.
  • Keep the container inside the pressure cooker.
  • Cook them together until two whistles, and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • In the meanwhile, prepare masala paste for the gravy.
  • For that, put grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, hing powder, and raw rice to a mixer jar.
  • Grind together adding enough water to get a near-smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Once the pressure releases naturally, open the cooker lid. Pour the lentil/jackfruit mixture to a vessel.
  • Add ground masala paste to it. Add tamarind paste, a small piece of jaggery, turmeric powder, a few curry leaves, and salt. Mix well.
  • Turn on the heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, while turning occasionally. Simmer it for 4-5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Now, you have to add a tempering to this sambar. To make the tempering, put two teaspoons of oil(preferably coconut oil) to a small pan.
  • Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add curry leaves and a pinch of hing powder. Mix well. Turn off the flame.
  • Pour this mixture on the jackfruit sambar. Thoroughly mix once.
  • Your favorite tender jackfruit sambar (curry) is ready to serve!
  • Serve hot steamed rice with this jackfruit sambar. Enjoy the taste.
  • Curried tender jackfruit pieces are so tasty that you will eat a few as is.

Tender jackfruit
Tender jackfruit
Step one: Make jackfruit pieces as per instructions. Immerse them in water.
Step one: Make jackfruit pieces as per instructions. Immerse them in water.
Step two: Strain the water. Put them in a cooker container. Add washed split pigeon pea. Also, add some water and salt. Mix well. Pressure cook them as per instructions.
Step two: Strain the water. Put them in a cooker container. Add washed split pigeon pea. Also, add some water and salt. Mix well. Pressure cook them as per instructions.
Step three: In the meanwhile, make masala paste for the gravy. Take grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, hing powder, and raw rice in a mixer jar. Grind, adding water to get a near-smooth paste.
Step three: In the meanwhile, make masala paste for the gravy. Take grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, hing powder, and raw rice in a mixer jar. Grind, adding water to get a near-smooth paste.
The masala paste
The masala paste
Cooked lentil and jackfruit with masala paste
Cooked lentil and jackfruit with masala paste
Step four: Put lentil\jackfruit mix and masala paste to a vessel. Add some water, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, a small jaggery piece, and some salt. Turn the mixture.
Step four: Put lentil\jackfruit mix and masala paste to a vessel. Add some water, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, a small jaggery piece, and some salt. Turn the mixture.
Step five: Turn on the heat. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring occasionally. Next, simmer for about four minutes.
Step five: Turn on the heat. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring occasionally. Next, simmer for about four minutes.
 Add curry leaves. Mix well.
Add curry leaves. Mix well.
Now, you have to add a tempering to this sambar, as per instructions.
Now, you have to add a tempering to this sambar, as per instructions.
Tender jackfruit sambar (curry)
Tender jackfruit sambar (curry)
Serve it with hot steamed rice. Enjoy eating!
Serve it with hot steamed rice. Enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information of Tender Jackfruit Sambar(Curry)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 158
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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