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Palakottai Poriyal Recipe | Jackfruit Seed Curry

A nutty and spicy stir fry using palakottai also called as jack fruit seeds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4


  • Palakottai or Jackfruit seeds – 25 Nos
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  • Cut each palakottai into 2 horizontally. Remove the thin white film-like skin and keep aside.
  • Place the seeds in a pressure cooker, add 2 pinch salt and water till the seeds are immersed.
  • Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Tip the contents into a colander to let the water drain completely.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add urad dal, curry leaves and cook for 2 seconds till the dal changes golden brown in color.
  • Add sambar powder and stir well. Immediately add cooked palakottai, turmeric powder, 2 tsp water, salt and mix well. Simmer the flame completely.
  • Let the curry cook well for 10 mins till it becomes a roast. Keep tossing in between.
  • Palakottai Poriyal is ready.
  • Serve hot either as a snack or side dish to rice.


The 2 tsp water is added so that the sambar powder could coat the seeds well. So do not add more than that