Kathal Kabab Recipe - Raw Jackfruit Kebab

Raw jackfruit kebabs makes are sumptuous and super easy to make. 

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Ingredients for Raw Jackfruit Kebab

  • Jack fruit : ½ kg (500 grams)
  • Chickpea flour – ½ cup (50 grams)
  • Oil – ¾ cup
  • Mint leaves- ¼ cup
  • Green Coriander- 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped )
  • Green chili – 2 to 3 (finely chopped )
  • Ginger Paste – 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Dry mango powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1.25 tsp( or to taste )

How to make Kathal Kabab

Rinse the jackfruit and let dry completely. After this, chop down the jackfruit into small chunks. Do remove the skin from the jackfruit.

Boil the jackfruit

Take jackfruit chunks and half cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook until it whistles once. After it whistles reduce the flame and let it simmer for 4 to 5 more minutes.

After 5 minutes, turn off the flame and check the jackfruit. Press down the jackfruit to check if it turned tender. Transfer the boiled jackfruit in a sieve kept above the bowl. Press the chunks using a spoon to drain out the water.

Prepare the mixture for kebabs

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add chickpea flour to the hot oil. Stir constantly and roast until there is slight change in the color and also til it gets fragrant. Keep the flame medium. Keep stirring continuously and add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, followed by ginger paste and green chilies. Saute the masala on low flame. Turn off the flame and stir the mixture a little to prevent it from browning.

Take the jackfruit in a bolw and mash it finely using a spoon. Mix this mashed jackfruit to the roasted chickpea flour and also add green coriander, salt, mango powder and finely chopped mint leaves. Turn on the flame and keep it low. Stir to mix everything really well and prepare a soft dough. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool down a little.

Prepare kababs

Grease your hands with some oil and make small lump from the mixture. Give it a medium sized kebab shape. For this, roll the mixture into round shape and then flatten a little to give shape like a kebab and place it over a plate. Similarly prepare kebabs from remaining mixture as well. 

Fry the Kebabs

Heat some oil in a wok. To check if the oil is rightly heated, bring your hand over the wok and warmth can be felt. Oil is sufficiently hot, slide the kebabs into it and fry on medium-low flame until it gets little golden brown from beneath.

After this, turn the side and continue roasting until golden brown in color from all sides. Drain out the fried kebabs from oil using a spatula and place them over a plate covered with absorbent paper so that excess oil can be drained out. Fry the remaining kebabs as well. It take 4 to 5 minutes in frying kebabs at once.

Super tempting and lip smacking raw jackfruit kebabs are ready. Serve them steaming hot with green coriander or any other chutney as per your desire. These kebabs can also be served in meals along with roti or paranthas. They taste super tempting or serve them as snack and relish eating.


  • Use raw jackfruit .i.e. white jackfruit for making the kebabs. The yellow colored jackfruit is ripe and sweet in taste. Avoid using it.
  • If mint leaves are not available then mint powder can be used or skip the use of it.
  • You can shallow fry or deep fry the kebabs as per your preference.

Kathal Kabab Recipe - कटहल के कबाब - Raw Jackfruit Kebab



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