Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe-Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry

Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe is essentially Jackfruit seeds cooked in an aromatic base, Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe is packed with flavours and is a must try recipe. Instead of discarding the seeds, this lovely curry can be made with it.

Swathy Nandhini
Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe-Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry
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Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe is Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry. There are many variations in making this palakottai Kuzhambu,I have prepared palakottai in a coconut based puli Kuzhambu.

 This is a common kuzhambu recipe that is popular in jackfruit growing areas of Tamil Nadu, and all of South India. With little modifications in the recipe, the jackfruit seeds are widely used as food in many parts of India.

Did you know: The Jackfruit seeds/palakottai are starchy and a good source of carbohydrates, besides it is also a source of healthy proteins, aiding in keeping a smooth functioning bowel, great for skin and hair as well!Serve Palakottai

Serve Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe along with Raw Jackfruit Poriyal RecipeSteamed Rice Recipe and Thayir Semiya Recipe for a hearty weekday lunch.

If you like this recipe, try more recipes like

  1. Ulundhu Kuzhambu (Black Lentil Curry) Recipe
  2. Kondakadalai Vazhathandu Puli Thengai Kuzhambu Recipe
  3. Kerala Style Pulissery Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu)
  4. Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Jackfruit Seeds (Kathal)
  • 1 cup Tamarind Water
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 8 Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Sambar Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, for garnishing
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • To be ground
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut
  • 10 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • To saute and grind
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 Tomato , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Oil

How to make Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe-Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry

  1. To begin making Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe  wash the jackfruits seeds thoroughly, make a slit on the outer layer and remove the outer white layer. 

  2. In a pressure cooker, add the Jackfruit seeds, add enough water to submerge the seeds,add a pinch of salt, and pressure cook it on a high heat for 3-4 whistles or till they are cooked al-dente. Allow the pressure to release naturally.  Drain and reserve the jackfruit seed stock for later use.

  3. Heat a kadai on medium flame, add oil once the oil is hot, add onions  and saute until almost translucent, for about 2-3 minutes. 

  4. Now add chopped tomatoes , cover and cook until the tomatoes are mushy. Transfer the sauteed onion-tomatoes  and allow them to cool.

  5. Transfer the onion-tomato mixture into a mixer-jar, add coriander seeds and grind well along with some of the jackfruit stock. We need a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 

  6. Yet again, in a mixer grinder, combine fresh grated coconut, red chillies and black pepper along with a little jackfruit seeds stock, and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside. 

  7. Heat a pan with oil, on medium heat, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and curry leaves. Once they splutter and sizzle, add in asafoetida and the crushed garlic cloves and saute till the garlic turn golden.

  8. Once garlic turns to golden, add the ground onion tomato paste and saute well until it starts boiling.

  9. Add the tamarind water to it and stir. Boil for 2-3 minutes and cooked palakottai/jackfruit seeds. Mix well.

  10. Add required salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, sambar powder. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes in medium heat, such that the flavours seep into the jackfruit seeds.

  11. Now add the ground coconut mixture  and stir well. Cook on a low heat until it thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning and consistency of the Palakottai Kuzhambu to your liking.  Turn off the flame. 

  12. Garnish with coriander leaves. 

  13. Serve Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe along with Raw Jackfruit Poriyal RecipeSteamed Rice Recipe and Thayir Semiya Recipe for a hearty weekday lunch. 

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