Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe- Raw Jackfruit Kebabs

Try this Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe, as it makes for a delicious diabetic friendly appetizer. The raw jackfruit is boiled and combined with masalas and pan fried. Serve it along with green chutney and pickled onions.

Jyothi Rajesh
Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe- Raw Jackfruit Kebabs
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Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe is a popular appetizer from the kitchens of Uttar Pradesh that uses jackfruit (Kathal).

It is a vegetarian delight and also a diabetic friendly recipe. These delicious, wonderful kebabs are sure to impress the vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Kathal Ke Kebab is a simple recipe, barring the removal of the jackfruit pulp and deseeding them. 

Did you know:  Jackfruit is one of the least known superfoods. It is high in fiber and hence offers higher satiation due to higher fibre and water content.

Raw jackfruit is great for diabetes. Clinical Research has found that raw jackfruit has a much lower glycemic load than rice and wheat.  Hence raw jackfruit can help reverse the diabetic condition.

Serve Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe as appetizer  with tomato sauce or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney  and Pickled onions for an Indian Diabetic Tea Time snack .

If you like this recipe, try more of our Kebab recipes like:

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  2. Lobia Kebabs Recipe (Black Eyed Bean Patties)
  3. Shikhampuri Kebab Recipe (Kebabs made with Brown Chickpeas)
  4. Airfried Yogurt & Cottage Cheese Kebabs Recipe



Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

45 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

75 M


5-6 Servings


  • 750 grams Jackfruit Raw (Kathal) , chopped
  • 3 Onions , finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 7 cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin powder (Jeera) , (roast and ground)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) , (roast and ground)
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for shallow frying

How to make Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe- Raw Jackfruit Kebabs

  1. To prepare Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe, let us first cut the raw jackfruit. In order to do that we have to first grease our hands and the knife that is going to be used with oil.

  2. This important tip ensures that the hands don't get sticky from the natural fruit latex/sap present in the fruit, does not get onto your hands and makes the cutting process hassle-free.

  3. Keep a bowl of water mixed with some salt, ready to put the cut raw jackfruit pieces to avoid discolouration of the fruit.

  4. Now that your hands and knife are well greased, cut the the jackfruit in half, discard the skin and start making 1 inch pieces and then soak them in the salted water.

  5. To start cooking the Raw Jackfruit, place the cut pieces of raw jackfruit in a pressure cooker with 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 6 whistles, reduce the heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the flame.

  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Drain the raw jackfruit pieces and allow to cool and set aside.

  7. In a mixer-jar, transfer the boiled jackfruit pieces , along with garlic, ginger, and all the spice powders- garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, fennel seed powder, amchur powder and salt and grind into a thick mixture which will give us the Kathal Kebab Mixture. 

  8. Transfer Kathal Kebab mixture into a bowl and add gram flour, chopped onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, mint leaves. Combine well.

  9. Divide the Kathal Kebab mixture into equal portions. Roll each of the portions into a lemon sized ball and then slightly press between your palms to make tikki like discs. Repeat this for rest of the Kathal Kebab mixture. 

  10. Heat a pan with oil, on medium heat, to pan fry the Kathal Kabab. Place a few kathal kebabs on the pan and shallow fry on medium flame for 4-5 minutes, and flip and cook on the other side of the kebab.

  11. Make sure you have a nice brown colour on both sides. Remove from the pan and arrange on a platter. 

  12. Serve Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe as appetizer  with tomato sauce or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney  and Pickled onions for an Indian Diabetic Tea Time snack