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Raw jackfruit sambar / huli

Pavithra M AdigaPavithra M Adiga
Raw jackfruit sambar or huli a recipe from coastal karnataka. Delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dal, Main Course, Sambar
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 5 people


For masala

  • Coconut gratings - 1 cup
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies- 6-8 nos
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp (heaped)
  • Cumin or jeera - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida or hing - ½ tsp or pea sized
  • Curry leaves - 5-6 nos

For sambar:

  • Raw or tender jackfruit - 1 small sized
  • Toor dal cooked - ½ cup
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic pods - 5-6 nos
  • Curry leaves - 5-6 nos


For masala:

  • Heat a small pan, add oil and fry coriander seeds until slightly golden on medium flame. Next fry cumin seeds.
  • Add red chillies, fry until they turn crisp. Add curry leaves, fry slightly.
  • Cool the sambar masala mixture, grind into fine paste with freshly grated coconut, asafoetida. Keep this aside for further use.
  • Sambar preparation:
  • Now pressures cook the chopped raw jackfruit pieces with little salt for 3-4 whistles.
  • Next take a vessel, boil the pressure cooked raw jackfruit pieces with jaggery, tamarind paste, salt. Add the cooked toor dal, turmeric powder, boil well.
  • Next add in the ground sambar masala, adjust salt (if required) and water. Mix well. Boil for 5 minutes. Sambar is ready for seasoning.

For seasoning:

  • Heat coconut oil, sauté mustard seeds, fresh garlic pods and curry leaves. Pour this on cooked raw jackfruit sambar, mix well.
  • Karnataka style raw jackfruit sambar is ready to be served with hot rice and some fried urad dal papad.


Chop the raw jackfruit into small pieces and immerse them in plain water until use. This prevents discoloration.
I have taken the whole small raw jackfruit and accordingly added the masala. So adjust the masala as per requirement.
Adjust the amount of jaggery, red chillies and salt as per individual taste.
Keyword Coastal karnataka, Kathal, Raw jackfruit