Kathal ki Sabji

Kathal ki Sabji, also known as Jackfruit Curry, is a popular dish in Indian cuisine, particularly in regions like North India and West Bengal. Made from unripe jackfruit, this dish is often hailed as a vegetarian substitute for meat due to its fibrous texture and hearty flavor. The jackfruit is typically cooked with a blend of aromatic spices, tomatoes, onions, and sometimes coconut milk, creating a rich and flavorful curry. It’s commonly enjoyed with rice or Indian bread like roti or paratha, making it a beloved choice for both everyday meals and festive occasions.

Kathal ki Sabji Recipe:

Here’s a simple recipe for this authentic dish-


  • Raw jackfruit (Kathal), peeled and chopped into cubes
  • Onions, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Ginger, grated
  • Green chilies, chopped
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  • Add chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, and green chilies. Sauté until onions turn golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the chopped raw jackfruit and mix until well coated with the masala.
  • Add a little water, cover the pan, and let it cook on low heat until the jackfruit becomes tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Once the jackfruit is cooked, garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice. Enjoy the authentic Kathal ki Sabzi!


This recipe is for Kathal ki Sabji, also known as raw jackfruit curry, a favorite meat alternative dish made with tender jackfruit slices. It’s a beloved curry often served with rotis or naan for special occasions. While there are various ways to prepare jackfruit curry, this particular recipe draws inspiration from the rich, flavorful gravies commonly found in dhabas (roadside eateries).

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