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Jackfruit Idli or halasina hannina kadubu

Pavithra M AdigaPavithra M Adiga
Jackfruit idli is steamed rice cake. A traditional dish from Karnataka especially coastal and malnad regions.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 12 Idli


  • Idli rava - 1 ½ cup
  • Jackfruit pieces -1 cup
  • Coconut gratings - ½ cup
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Jaggery powder - ¾ cup
  • Water as required
  • Salt as per taste


  • Add water to idli rava and keep this aside for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the jackfruit coconut paste. Take a high speed blender, add finely chopped ripe jackfruit, fresh coconut, jaggery powder, cardamom and make a fine paste.
  • Mix the jackfruit coconut paste with soaked idli rava, salt and adjust the consistency with water. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • The batter will be thick dropping consistency. Pour this into oil smeared moulds.
  • Steam cook for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Now using a spoon, loosen the sides and remove the kadubu or idli. Serve this with ghee or any coconut chutney of choice



Adjust the jaggery quantity based on the sweetness of jackfruit.
Keyword Coastal karnataka, Glutenfree, Idli, Ripe jackfruit, Southindian, Vegan