Jackfruit Curry (Polos Vanjanaya)

Jackfruit Curry (Polos Vanjanaya)

jack fruit curry
Jackfruit curry is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in Sri Lanka. But for us living abroad it is very hard to find a fresh young jackfruit. Canned jackfruit is available in Asian shops in most countries, it is green jackfruit in water. So I use a can of this for this recipe.


1 tin green Jackfruit in water (drained)
1 onion chopped
3 green chillies chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
3 sprigs curry leaves
2-3 goraka
1 tsp roasted curry powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 turmeric powder
1/2 mustard seeds
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
Salt to taste

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Heat the pan with oil, then add onion, garlic, chilli, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Fry until golden brown then add all the spices and mix well. Mix in the jackfruit and quarter cup of water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes then add the coconut milk. Check the seasoning, let it simmer until the gravy becomes thick and absorbs the spices. Remove from the heat and serve with rice or string hoppers. For the best result you can make this a few days before serving, the flavour improves.

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