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chakkakuru mezhukkupuratti kerala recipe

Jackfruit Seed Stir Fry South Indian Kerala Style Recipe

Jackfruit seed stir fry is a very yummy and crunchy side dish which can be enjoyed with rice for lunch or dinner or you may also enjoy this as a yummy snack.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • jack fruit seeds 25
  • oil 4 tablespoons (add more if needed)
  • salt as required
  • turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
  • red chili powder ½ teaspoon optional
  • water ½ cup (add little more if needed)

Extra ingredients for seasoning

  • mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • dried red chilies 4 to 5 broken
  • curry leaves a few make sure no water in leaves


  • Dry the jack fruit seeds and remove the outer skin which is white in color. If the seeds are dry, usually this skin comes off easily. Gently scrape to remove the inner brown layer as much as you wish, you do not need to remove the brown skin completely. The seeds will have a sticky residue, so using a gloves for your hands will be helpful.
  • Slice the jackfruit seeds lengthwise, be very cautious while cutting the seeds as the jackfruit seeds are quite hard in nature. Make sure to use a good quality cutting board and also use the gloves to protect your hands. Keep the sliced jackfruit seeds aside.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and let us make the seaoning first (if you are using the seasoning to make the authentic dish).
  • Add the mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds splutter, add the broken dry red chilies and also curry leaves, let this fry for a few seconds.
  • Once the ingredients for the seasoning are lightly fried, you can add the sliced jackfruit seeds to the oil (if you do not want to add the seasoning, just add the sliced jackfruit seeds directly to the oil without using the ingredients for seasoning).
  • Add salt and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the water, turmeric powder and red chili powder, mix well, cover and cook in low heat for about 5 to 6 minutes or until the seeds are almost cooked. Make sure not to cook it until soft, as we are going to lightly fry them in remaining oil which will cook the seeds completely. In case the water is evaporated and the seeds are still hard, you can add a little more water and cover and cook for another few more minutes.
  • Once the jackfruit seeds are almost cooked and the water is all absorbed(if there is any water remaining in the pan you can heat it in medium heat for a couple of minutes which will help evaporate the water), add the remaining two tablespoons of water and stir fry the contents in the pan.
  • Stir fry the seeds in oil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the seeds are completely cooked and the seeds look lightly golden brown in color. Make sure not to fry the seeds for a long time, as it will make them hard. The stir fried jackfruit seeds will be crunchy in texture with a golden brown crispy outside and soft inside.
  • Transfer the stir fried jackfruit seeds to the serving dish lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil (do not transfer it to any plastic plate or dish as the seeds will be really hot now).


Allow the stir fried jackfruit seeds to cool down a little, and serve the delicious jackfruit seeds while it is still warm. You can enjoy this as a side dish with rice for lunch or dinner or as a delicious and simple snack if you wish.