Kathal ki Sabzi – Indian Jackfruit Recipe

Kathal ki Sabzi – Indian Jackfruit Recipe: a quick, delicious recipe using kathal/jackfruit, aromatic Indian spices, and a few simple ingredients. This is a masaledar kathal ki sabzi with less curry. This recipe is made using canned jackfruit.

Kathal Sabzi – Kathal ki Sabzi – Indian Jackfruit RecipeKathal ki Sabzi - Indian Jackfruit Recipe using yogurt and spices

What is Kathal ki Sabzi?

Come winter’s and I start craving this Kathal Sabzi or as many know it Kathal ki Sabzi or Jackfruit Curry.

It’s luscious and goes perfectly with any side like Indian flatbreads/steamed rice/quinoa/bread/rolls, etc.

Kathal which is also known as ‘Jackfruit’ all over the world, is mostly available in India during the winter season and you see an array of recipes then after.

I’ve literally grown up eating it every winter, so whenever winter/fall starts here in California, the cravings for Jackfruit recipe peaks too 😉

So, here I’m sharing this extremely easy and totally yummm Kathal ki Sabzi or Kathal Sabzi today.


How to make Kathal ki Sabzi – Indian Jackfruit Recipe?

Since we don’t get raw jackfruit so easily here in the bay, I usually use canned ‘Young Jackfruit’ in brine.

They are peeled, clean and nicely chopped into bite-size pieces. Another advantage of using them is that they are slightly softer than raw jackfruit.

Hence, cooks quickly whether in stovetop/pressure cooker or instant-pot

So when using the canned jackfruit, just drain the water out of the can and rinse the jackfruit in fresh water to take out any brine flavor.

sauteed jackfruit in a apan


This is an EXTRA step that I take to make the jackfruit tastes even more delicious, I saute them lightly before cooking.

That enhances the jackfruit flavor further and gives them an extra crunch when sauteed in Indian spices.

Masaledar Kathal ki Sabzi

Once that’s done, the rest of the recipe is extremely simple. You just make the Indian spice mix using the ingredients below.

Then saute everything together (including jackfruit) and add freshly chopped cilantro (coriander).

canned jackfruit recipe using Indian spices and yogurt


This recipe can be made 2-3 days in advance and stored in the fridge in an air-tight container.

As mentioned above, it goes with any choice of side and makes a great brunch menu too.

Kathal Sabzi in thick yogurt curry


Kathal ki Sabzi - Indian Jackfruit Recipe


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Kathal ki Sabzi - Indian Jackfruit Recipe


Kathal ki Sabzi - Indian Jackfruit Recipe: a quick, delicious recipe using kathal/jackfruit, aromatic Indian spices, and a few simple ingredients.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 2 Jackfruit Cans – I’m using young jackfruit in brine (you can use thinly chopped fresh jackfruit too)
  • 1 Large Onions – thinly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes - thinly chopped
  • 1 Cup Thick Yogurt *
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • Cilantro - chopped for garnishing

Powdered Indian Spices:

  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt - use more or less as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala - use curry powder if you don’t have any


Saute the Jackfruit:

  1. Drain the jackfruit and rinse in cold water.
  2. Heat 2 Tsp oil in a pan and add the drained jackfruit.
  3. Saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Once the jackfruit is golden in color and slightly cooked, turn off the heat.
  5. Remove the sautéed jackfruit in a bowl.

Make the Masala:

  1. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and add chopped onions.
  2. Lightly saute to a golden color.
  3. Add grated ginger, garlic, spices and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes till everything is slightly cooked.
  5. Add yogurt and saute.
  6. Now add sauteed jackfruit, mix and let everything cook together for 3 minutes.
  7. Add water, saute everything and cover cook for 5 minutes or till water is completely reduced.
  8. Turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro.
  9. Transfer to serving bowl and enjoy with choice of side.


* I'm using a vegan yogurt, but feel free to use any kind of plain yogurt for the recipe

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 1g


2 Replies to "Kathal ki Sabzi - Indian Jackfruit Recipe"

  • Sanjana November 29, 2018 (4:57 am)

    I was looking at kathal recipes and just found yours. Saving to try soon, looks incredible.

    • Molly Kumar November 29, 2018 (12:19 pm)

      Thank you Sanjana and glad you found my recipe 🙂

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