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Kalia Curry with Jackfruit

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Adjust Servings:
½ can coconut milk
560 g green jackfruit - cut into small pieces
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1 stick of cinnamon
½ tsp turmeric powder
4 green cardamoms
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp tamarind paste
¼ cup onion - finely chopped
6-8 sprigs coriander leaves - finely chopped
6-8 sprigs mint leaves
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vegetable oil
¼ cup frozen peas
1-2 green chilis - cut into halves

Nutritional information

154.57 g
12.35 g
8.99 g
41 mg
0 mg

Kalia Curry with Jackfruit

  • Veg
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy



Kalia curry with jackfruit is an exotic delicacy from the kitchens of Mauritius. The mouth-watering aroma of the dish as it is served with rice or a wrap is simply irresistible. Kalia curry with jackfruit is served with mint raita. It is recommended to select green jackfruits when making this curry rather than opting for the ripe ones.

Health benefits

The delicacy is very popular amongst vegans being a great substitute for meat. It packs in a lot of nutrition. The dish is low in carbohydrates and very rich in vitamin B, protein, and potassium. Jackfruit contains a lot of fiber and improves digestion. It is also known to cure constipation and has lots of antioxidants. The food also boosts immunity. It will also reduce the risk of heart stroke and has anti-aging properties. Jackfruit also contains calcium and helps to maintain bone health. It also helps to regulate blood pressure.

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How to make Kalia Curry with Jackfruit

  • Add 1 tsp oil in a pan and introduce the ginger, garlic, and onions. Cook on medium heat until the onions turn translucent. Add cumin powder and garam masala and roast for 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix well. Introduce the cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon sticks, and tamarind juice. Blend with mint and coriander leaves. Cook the gravy on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the chilis and jackfruit. Stir and combine them thoroughly. Cover the pan and cook for approximately 12 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add salt to taste and the maple syrup. Cook for 3 minutes. Test if the jackfruit is done and turn off the heat. Serve with rice, rotis, and cucumber mint raita.


Did you know all parts of the jackfruit are edible including its seeds? The seeds of jackfruit are highly nutritious. It is mainly cultivated in South India. Jackfruit is relished as both a fruit, thanks to its sweet fruity taste and as a vegetable. Kalia curry with jackfruit is called ‘Cari jacques’ in Mauritius.

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