Jackfruit seeds is are traditionally used a medicinal food to treat digestive system disorders such as constipation and indigestion. They are loaded with nutrients as fiber (acts as prebiotics for gut bacteria), Iron, Magnesium, Proteins, antioxidants, healthy fats and B Vitamins.

Jackfruit is the biggest fruit, weighing 10 – 12 kg. It is commonly available in tropical countries and south of India. Each jackfruit yields nearly 100 plus pieces of seeds that carry yummy sweet pulp around them. So, once you eat the pulp, what do you do with the seeds? Don’t throw them away and make this simple and delicious recipe.

You can alternatively buy the separated seeds in the tropical countries, where it is commonly avaulable in the local markets.

Here is another delicious recipe of raw jackfruit pulp and jackfruit seeds.

Jack fruit Seeds Recipe

Jackfruit seeds stir-fry recipe is super simple and quick preparation to make a delicious side option for your meals. You can prepare jackfruit seeds in various ways as adding them to curries, soups or simply munching them after boiling.

This recipe is great for vata balance and pitta balance and recommended in moderation for kapha imbalance as Diabetes, weight loss, PCOS and high cholesterol.

You can have it for breakfast or dinner or as a side for lunch along with curry/veggies and grains.

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Jackfruit Seeds Stir-fry

Jackfruit seeds stir-fry is a easy and super delicious recipe that can be made in a jiffy. This recipe is recommended for kids, adults, new mothers, PCOS and for diabetics.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Diabetic, Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: jackfruit seeds
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nidhi Bansal
Cost: $5


  • Heavy Bottom Pan


  • 300 g Jackfruit Seeds
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Fresh ginger root
  • 1 green chili optional
  • tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil or any other pure oil as sesame, olive or ghee
  • tsp Rock Salt to taste
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • tsp Curry Powder optional
  • 1 pinch Asafetida or Hing


Preparing the Jackfruit Seeds

  • Remove the thin white peel from the jackfruit seeds.
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  • Now boil them in a pressure cooker with 2 whistles or in a slow cooker for 15 minutes.
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  • Let the seeds cool down.
  • Once cold, cut them into small pieces as 1 seed into 4 pieces. Keep aside.

Preparing the stir-fry

  • Pound/chop ginger and garlic together.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add in asafetida and cumin seeds.
  • Let the seeds crackle. Now add ginger and garlic.
  • Now break the chili into 2 parts with hand and add to the mix. Stir well. This will give flavour and not make the recipe spicy. Make sure to avoid touching your eyes or face.
  • Mix well and let it cook till the mix turns golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and curry powder. Mix for few seconds.
  • Now add the cut jackfruit seeds and 1 tbsp water. Mix well and let it cook for 2-3 mins more. Cover.
  • Close the heat. Keep covered.
  • Serve with curry, Chapati or steamed rice. Enjoy!


  • Jackfruit seeds carry a thin peel like garlic on the top. It can easily be removed by first drying them a little. This peel cracks at some places and then easily be removed.
  • Some seeds crack open making it easier to peel with your fingernails, but others might need help with a knife. Be careful when you peel, the skin can be sharp, like hard plastic.
  • If you find some seeds do not have cracked peel, then you can use mortar and pestle to crack the peel open.
  • Make sure you peel them off before boiling as wet seeds are really hard to peel off due to this layer becoming slippery.

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Nidhi Bansal

Nidhi is the Founder of Medhya Herbals, a wellness venture that offers natural health solutions for Women. She has set on a mission to solve & simplify women's health care problems with all natural and holistic Ayurveda. Medhya Herbals offers Ayurvedic treatment through 1:1 Doctor consultations, Personalised Diet, Lifestyle and Exercise plans and online learning programmes. Start healing today!

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