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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 Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika


  • 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