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Palakottai Varuval | Jackfruit Seeds Roast

Seasonal fresh Jack Fruit Seeds Roast – Palakottai Varuval recipe with step-wise pictures. Quick, easy and delicious side dish using Palakottai/Jack Fruit Seeds, to go with hot rice.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Side Dishes for Rice
Servings: 4 people
Calories per Serving: 140kcal
Author: Ramya


  • Cast Iron Fry Pan


1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml


  • 2 cups Jackfruit Seeds/Palakottai
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic Pods Crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed
  • Fresh Curry Leaves


  • Cut each palakottai/jackfruit seed in half and remove the white outer layer. Pressure cook for 2 whistles with enough water. You can also remove the white part after pressure cooking them.
  • Once the pressure drops naturally, remove the cooked jack fruit seeds and drain off the excess water.
  • In a cast iron pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.
  • As the dal turns golden, add fresh curry leaves and crushed garlic pods. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions, fry until translucent.
  • Now add cooked jack fruit seeds. Stir fry them for a couple of minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt as needed. Cook for 6-7 mins on low flame until there is no raw smell from the spice powders.
  • Next add sambar powder and cook again for 3-4 mins on low flame.
  • Now add 2-3 tbsp of water and mix everything up. This will bring everything together.
  • Continue cooking until the water dries up. Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot as a side dish with hot rice and sambar/rasam.