Green Jackfruit Curry (Palakkai Kari)

green jackfruit curry

This recipe is being shared with permission from Mary Anne Mohanraj, author of "Vegan Serendib: Recipes from Sri Lanka". Find her on Instagram at @maryannemohanraj

prep time
10 minutes
cook time
30 mins
Ingredient List
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped fine
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp. black mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seed
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Sri Lankan curry powder
  • 2 x (7oz) packages Upton's Naturals Shredded Jackfruit or 1 & 1/2-2 (10oz) packages of Upton's Naturals Original Jackfruit 
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk + 1 cup water
directions
1. In a large pot, sauté onions, ginger, and garlic in oil on medium-high with mustard seed and cumin seeds until onions are golden/translucent (not brown), stirring as needed. Add cayenne and cook 1 minute, stirring. Immediately stir in curry powder, ketchup, salt, and lime juice.
2. Add jackfruit and stir on high for a few minutes. Add coconut milk and water, stirring gently to combine. Turn down to medium, and let cook 15–20 minutes, stirring occasionally; add water if needed. Serve hot with rice or bread.

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