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Chili Jackfruit dry 11

Dry Chilli Jackfruit

The chili jackfruit is the Indo-Chinese version of shallow fried jackfruit pieces. Best served as a starter or appetizer.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Servings 3


  • 2 cup Jack fruit (chopped and deseed)
  • 4 tbsp Maida (all purpose flour)
  • 2 tbsp Corn flour
  • ¼ tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ cup Onion (1 inch cube)
  • ¼ cup Capsicum (1 inch cube)
  • 2 no. Green chili
  • 1 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Spring onion (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp Red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp Sugar
  • Oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed


  • First in a deep non-stick pan, heat enough water.
  • Add the chopped jack fruit, salt and cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or till jack fruit pieces turn a bit soft. Do not over cook, the pieces should cook till soft.
  • Drain the water using a strainer and transfer the jack fruits into a plate. Keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl take maida, corn flour, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder and salt.
  • Add water and make a smooth lump free batter which will be neither thick nor thin consistency!
  • Add jackfruit pieces and mix gently so that these are coated well with the batter. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
  • Now in a pan heat oil and shallow fry these coated jackfruit pieces, tossing in between.
  • Fry till the jackfruits turn golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
  • Now into the same pan, add oil and turn on heat.
  • Add the finely chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the finely chopped ginger and saute on high for a few more seconds.
  • Next add onion cubes, capsicum cubes and stir fry for 2-3 minutes over high heat.
  • Then add shallow fried jackfruit pieces and mix everything well.
  • Now add tomato sauce, chili sauce, soy sauce, pepper powder, sugar and salt.
  • Saute over high heat till everything incorporated well.
  • Sprinkle some chopped spring onions and give a quick mix.
  • Turn off heat and serve hot along with roti or fried rice or noodles !


  • Do not overcook the raw jackfruit pieces, the pieces should cook till soft.
  • Adjust spiciness as desired
  • The jackfruit pieces can be deep-fried too instead of shallow fried
Keyword Jackfruits, Shallow Frying