Friday, July 18, 2014

Kathal ka pakoda (Jack fruit Fritter)



          The kathal [ jack fruit] has wide and popular recipes,eg, sabji, kathal pulao,pakodas, etc. Here is a recipe for pakodas,a tasty snack or spicy companion for meals .


Raw Kathal




  • Raw Jack fruit        1/2 Kg
  • Rice                            1cup
  • Gram flour (besan)  1/2cup
  • Ginger          1  small piece
  • Garlic                  6-8 flakes
  • Green chilli         5-7 pieces
  • Garam masala           1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric  powder     1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil                           3/4 cup


    • Peel jackfruit [ katahal ] and cut into small pieces.If seeds are hard remove them.
    • Wash rice and soak in water for 2-3 hours. 
    • Grind soaked rice,garlic,ginger and green chilli in the mixer to make a smooth paste.
    • Boil jack fruit in the cooker. As soon as pressure is built up,close the flame and cool it
    Ground Rice
    Boiled Kathal
    • Drain water and keep jack fruit aside in steel strainer.



    Gram flour Mixture


    • Mix well gram flour,turmeric powder,garam masala and salt in above rice paste.Gram flour mixture for pakoda is ready. 
    • Heat oil in deep fry pan .
    • Dip boiled jack fruit in the rice paste,one piece at a time, ensure it is well wrapped with paste.
    • Drop it in pan and fry till golden brown.
    • Repeat the process with other pieces.
    • Fry 3-4 pieces at a time.
    • Keep pakodas in butter paper on a plate. 

    Serve crisp hot pakodas with mint or coriander chutney,or,tomato/chilli sauce.

    Yummy Pakode !




    1. This is completely new...what a discovery for me! Will try soon esp in the Monsoon season!

    2. Oh! Wow! This is worth giving a try. Love jack fruit. :)

    3. Brilliant! Wish someone would make them for me :P