Jackfruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe – Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti

post modified on April 21

Written by Puja

Jack Fruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe also known as Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti is a healthy recipe made from the seeds of Jackfruits, which most of us would otherwise throw out as a waste.

Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti

About Jackfruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe:

As the name says this recipe is made of Jackfruit seeds. A delicious way to use seeds that not many are aware of!

Jackfruit and its seeds contain plenty of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s healthy food to consume, when available.

This recipe is very famous in Kerala. I won’t say that this is an easy recipe to make but it tastes really good. This can be served as a side along with rice, dal, etc. And my favorite way to eat this recipe is just like that when it is hot and crispy. 🙂

Jackfruit seed stir fry is a delicious and healthy dish that is easy to prepare and versatile enough to be customized to your taste. Jackfruit seeds have a nutty and slightly sweet flavor that works well with a variety of vegetables and spices, making it an excellent addition to any meal.

Jackfruit seed stir fry is a popular recipe in the Indian state of Kerala, which is known for its flavorful and spicy cuisine. In Kerala, jackfruit seeds are a common ingredient in many dishes, and they are often used in curries, stews, and stir-fries.

Kerala-style jackfruit seed stir fry typically includes a combination of spices, which are sautéed in oil along with onions, ginger, garlic, and some spice powder.

There are many ways to customize jackfruit seed stir fry to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for a vegan-friendly or gluten-free option, or simply want to add some extra flavor and nutrition to the dish, there are many ingredients you can use to make jackfruit seed stir fry your own.

I learned this recipe from my mom-in-law. To be frank I never imagined that we could make a recipe using Jackfruit seeds. Because most of us would be of the impression that seeds are to be thrown.

If you were like me and thought so, then you are definitely going to enjoy this tasty recipe. 🙂

Kerala-style jackfruit seed stir fry also known as Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti is typically served as a side dish or a main course alongside rice or flatbread. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is loved by many in Kerala and beyond.

Jackfruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe

Why You Should Make This Recipe?

There are several reasons why you should consider making Chakkakuru Upperi:

  1. Nutritious: Jackfruit seeds are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins B and C. Incorporating jackfruit seeds into your diet through stir fry is an excellent way to get these essential nutrients.
  2. Versatile: Jackfruit seeds can be used in a variety of dishes, including stir fry, curries, and soups. They have a mild flavor that works well with many different spices and herbs.
  3. Delicious: Jackfruit seeds have a nutty flavor and a slightly chewy texture, making them a great addition to stir fry. When combined with seasonings, they create a flavorful and satisfying dish.

Overall, making jackfruit seed stir fry is an excellent way to add some variety to your diet. Plus, it tastes great! You can even try my Jackfruit Biryani, Jackfruit jam, and Jackfruit Curry recipes. These recipes are very popular on my Blog!

Pro Tips:

Here are some tips and tricks to make your jackfruit seed stir fry even better:

  1. Boil the seeds before stir-frying: Jackfruit seeds are quite hard, so it’s best to boil them until they are tender before adding them to stir-fry. Boil the seeds in a pressure cooker until they are soft but not mushy.
  2. Experiment with spices: Jackfruit seeds have a mild flavor that works well with a variety of spices and herbs. Try using different spice blends like curry powder, garam masala, or cumin to add flavor to your stir fry.
  3. Use a wok: A wok is a perfect pan to use for stir fry as it distributes heat evenly and allows for quick and easy stirring. If you don’t have a wok, a large skillet will work fine.
  4. Don’t overcrowd the pan: To ensure that your jackfruit seeds cook evenly, make sure not to overcrowd the pan. If the pan is too crowded, the seeds will steam rather than stir fry.
jackfruit seeds stir fry

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Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Here is an overview of the importance and usage of the ingredients typically used in Kerala-style chakkakuru mezhukkpuratti:

Jackfruit seeds: Jackfruit seeds are the star ingredient of this dish. They have a mild nutty flavor and a starchy texture that makes them a versatile ingredient in many dishes.

Onion: Onion is a staple ingredient in many Indian dishes, including Kerala-style jackfruit seed stir fry. It adds a sweet and savory flavor to the dish.

Garlic: Garlic is an aromatic ingredient that is commonly used in Indian cooking. It adds a pungent and savory flavor to the dish and is also believed to have many health benefits.

Ginger: Ginger is an important ingredient in jackfruit seed stir fry as it can help to enhance the flavor, aroma, and nutritional value of the dish. Adding ginger to the dish can make it more flavorful, healthy, and enjoyable.

Curry leaves: Curry leaves are a fragrant herb that is commonly used in South Indian cooking. They add a distinct flavor and aroma to the dish and are also believed to have many health benefits.

Mustard seeds: Mustard seeds are the small seed that is commonly used in Indian cooking. They add a slightly bitter and pungent flavor to the dish and are also believed to have many health benefits.

Turmeric powder: Turmeric is a spice that is widely used in Indian cooking. It adds a bright yellow color to the dish and a slightly bitter and earthy flavor. Turmeric is also believed to have many health benefits.

Red chili powder: Red chili powder is made from dried and ground red chilies. It adds a spicy kick to the dish and can be adjusted to suit your personal taste preferences.

Salt: Salt is a basic seasoning that helps to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients in the dish.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is commonly used in Kerala-style cooking, but you can use any oil you prefer.

jackfruit seeds stir fry

Jack Fruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: jackfruit seeds stir fry recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 cup Jackfruit seeds/chakkakuru
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 tsp Coconut oil
  • Salt as needed
  • Water to boil jackfruit seeds


  • Peel the white skin of the jackfruit seeds with a knife.
    jackfruit seeds
  • Pressure cook the seeds with enough water.
  • Once cooked, let it cool down.
  • Cut each seed into four quaters along the longer side. Keep aside. (if you want you can peel the seeds and remove the brown colour layer slightly as much you could remove by scrapping with the knif).
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds splutter add curry leaves. Then add crushed ginger-garlic and fry them well.
  • Add onion and turmeric powder. Saute until golden brown.
  • Add cooked jack fruit seeds, saute for few minutes in a medium heat. Add chilly powder and salt (if needed). Saute and fry it until light brown and becomes crispy.
  • So the jackfruit seeds stir fry or chakkakkuru mezhukkupuratti is ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Jack Fruit Seeds Stir Fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 389IU8%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about this recipe:

Are jackfruit seeds edible?

Yes, jackfruit seeds are edible and are commonly used in many cuisines worldwide.

How do I prepare jackfruit seeds for stir fry?

Yes, you can use canned jackfruit seeds for stir fry, but be sure to drain and rinse them thoroughly before using them.

Is jackfruit seed stir fry vegan-friendly?

Yes, jackfruit seed stir fry can be made vegan-friendly by using vegetable oil and omitting any non-vegan ingredients.

Are jackfruit seeds good for you?

Yes, jackfruit seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients such as iron and vitamin B. They are also low in calories and fat.

Can I make jackfruit seed stir fry ahead of time?

Yes, you can make jackfruit seed stir fry ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days. Reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

How long does it take to make jackfruit seed stir fry?

It typically takes around 30-40 minutes to prepare and cook jackfruit seed stir fry, including the time it takes to boil the seeds.

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You Might also want to try:

If you are looking for a curry recipe, especially from Kerala, then you might want to check out the below-mentioned recipes, these recipes goes really well with Jackfruit seeds stir fry. Just make rice and any of these curries and Chakkakuru Mezhukkupuratti. I bet you would love the combination.

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This recipe was published on 21 April 2017. Has now been updated on 10th April 2023 with further details.

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