Kathal Puzhukku

Kathal Puzhukku

Cuisine: South Indian

Kathal Puzhukku: Kathal Puzhukku originates from Kerala and is a dish made with jackfruit, a widely used fruit in Kerala cuisine. It’s often prepared during the jackfruit season and is known for its flavorsome taste.


  • 12-16 raw piece of kathal(jackfruit)

  • 1 cup coconut (narial) (scraped)

  • 1 tsp rice (chawal)

  • 1/2 cup green gram split (moong dal)

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli (lal mirch) powder

  • 4 red chillies whole

  • salt (namak) to taste

  • 2 tblsp coconut (narial) oil (tel)


  • Take raw jackfruit cut into 12-16 segments.
  • Choose large jackfruit segments, which are not fully ripe.
  • De-seed and cut into two or three pieces.
  • Soak half the coconut with rice and grind lightly.
  • Broil the dal in a kadhai for a couple of minutes,
  • Cool, wash and boil in two cups water till soft and completely cooked.
  • Add the jackfruit sections and continue cooking.
  • Add chilli powder, red chilies broken into two and salt.
  • Stir well for few minutes.
  • Add the scraped coconut and the coconut paste to the vegetable.
  • Simmer till it thickens.
  • Drizzle the coconut oil on this, remove and serve immediately.

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