Raw Jackfruit Kebab | Kathal ke Kebab

by Rachna

Raw jackfruit has been a favourite in my home since childhood. My mum used to make the yummiest kathal ka pulav that I love to prepare and a pickle too with it that I’ve not yet made. The challenge ususally is to get a good raw jackfruit that is not sweet but has mature seeds because the seeds here are really delicious and nutty in flavour. Recently we managed to get a lovely one from a friend’s tree.

Raw jackfruit kebabs

And then I tried out this recipe. It turned out really tasty and filling. Both the husband and the kids gave it a thumbs up. So here is my recipe:

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Raw Jackfruit Kebab | Kathal ke Kebab

This is a delicious snack made with raw jackfruit. You would love to make this and serve.
Course Snack
Cuisine North Indian/ UP
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 300 gm raw jackfruit cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup chana dal or split chickpeas soaked for 4 hours or overnight in water and drained
  • 1 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 green chilli
  • some finely chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp. fine rava or semolina for coating
  • Oil for shallow frying


  1. Cut raw jackfruit into small pieces.
  2. This is slightly tricky to do if you've never done before. Apply oil to your palms and the knife. The cut the jackfruit into small pieces getting rid of the thorny skin. Jackfruit oozes a sticky sap so do make sure you apply oil or your hands will be very sticky.
  3. Then wash the cut pieces and boil them in salted water till well cooked. Now drain them well and keep aside. I also squeeze out any moisture from the raw jackfruit pieces.
  4. Now blend together the relatively dry pieces of cooked jackfruit. You can also mash them with your hands. Blend them with the drained chana dal or split gram, ginger, garlic, green chilli and salt till every thing is well blended. Don't add water or you will not be able to bind the kebabs. Add the chopped coriander leaves to the mix along with garam masala and mix well.
  5. Now oil your palms and make patty shaped kebabs. Keep aside.
  6. Take semolina in a plate and dip each kebab to coat with semolina on all sides.
  7. Take some oil in a skillet or tawa. Heat it.
  8. Now shallow fry the kebabs on both sides till golden brown. Does not take too long. About 3-4 minutes on each side.
  9. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Recipe Notes

Do dry grinding to avoid having any water in your mix. You can leave the mix of the kebab slightly coarse as well.

You can deep fry the kebabs or even cook them in an air fryer. Next time, I will air fry them.

Hope you try the recipe. It is quite tasty and makes for a perfect snack.

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Rajlakshmi March 26, 2018 - 2:38 am

I didn’t even know you can make kebabs out of jackfruit. This looks amazing. I might give it a go once the season sets in here ?

Rachna March 26, 2018 - 9:19 am

Thanks. Yes, I was surprised at how tasty they were. ?

Shailaja V March 26, 2018 - 7:19 am

Jackfruit lover here ? Especially since they are such an integral part of Palakkad cuisine. I haven’t had this version before though. Looks delicious! Am sure Gy will like it as well since she likes most deep-fried items. Plus she can afford to ?

Rachna March 26, 2018 - 8:32 am

This is not deep fried. Shallow fried in minimal oil. You can bake it too. ?

Shilpa Gupte March 26, 2018 - 5:27 pm

Mushy from the inside, crispy from the outside…these kebabs sure look not just appetising, but also healthy!


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