Vegan jackfruit curry recipe.


Melissa McPhillips

What is jackfruit?

Aromatic, comforting and exotic, our vegan jackfruit curry recipe is the perfect quick meal to cook at home. Jackfruit made its way onto the food scene in 2019, and at tastecard, we love using it as an alternative to tofu in vegan curries.

It’s a fruit that comes from the same family as the fig and mulberry, and you can find it canned in your local supermarket. Green and prickly, it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing fruit but is packed with the good stuff like vitamin C, potassium and fibre, so it’s become a staple in vegan diets. 

Serves: 2 people / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cooking time: 50 minutes

Make our easy vegan jackfruit curry in under an hour.

Our incredibly easy vegan jackfruit curry recipe is ready in less than an hour and serves two people. Jackfruit doesn’t have a lot of flavour itself, so there are quite a few ingredients you need to add to pack a punch with your jackfruit curry. It might look a little daunting, but follow our five easy steps and we promise, it’s a doddle.

Vegan jackfruit curry ingredients:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes

How to make a vegan jackfruit curry:

  1. Heat your oil in a large frying pan and once sizzling, pop in your mustard seeds, chilli, garlic, ginger and onion to cook for around 5 minutes.
  2. Next, add your cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric, curry powder, garam masala and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, black pepper and your desired amount of chopped jackfruit. Make sure you’ve drained your tinned jackfruit to remove the brine.
  4. Cover everything and leave it to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Then uncover, stir a little to thicken things up and add water before covering and cooking for another 20 minutes or until your curry’s at a consistency you like.
  5. Serve and sprinkle with coriander.

Quick vegan jackfruit curry, done.

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