Recipe 17: Jackfruit Dumplings

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Looking for a quick breakfast recipe? While the aroma of jackfruit can be daunting, these shallow-fried dumplings are a short-shot quick way to savour this seasonal fruit. Calamondinn Bungalow’s Arjun Masthi shares this easy-to-replicate recipe, ideal for Sunday brunches with family.

Try this quick dish and tell us how it was!


  • 2 cups medium-ripe jackfruit (neither too raw nor too ripe)
  • 2-4 tbsp rice flour
  • 2-4 tsp jaggery powder
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 4-6 tbsp ghee


  • Churn jackfruit into a paste.
  • Add enough rice flour to bring to an idli batter consistency.
  • Add jaggery and cardamom powder to balance the flavour.
  • Steam like idlis, preferably in turmeric or banana leaves.
  • Pour ghee in a wide bottom pan, and shallow fry till crisp skin forms on both sides.
  • Serve hot.

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