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Eggplant and Jack Fruit Seeds Fry

23 Apr

Vankaya Panasa Ginjala Vepudu

Jack fruit is one of the seasonal fruits widely available all over India. Jack fruit seeds are cooked in various Indian cusines along with its tender flesh. In eggplant and jack fruit seeds curry, jack fruit seeds are chopped and cooked along with small purple eggplants. One can also boil the seeds first and then add to the cooked eggplants to make the cooking faster.
Makes: 2 Servings


Eggplant 2 small
Jack Fruit Seeds 8
Onion 1 small
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove the hard outer white shell and halve the jack fruit seeds.
Remove stems and dice eggplant into salted water.
Peel and finely chop onion.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add jack fruit seeds.
Sprinkle water in between and cook covered for 2 – 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
Stir in onion and cover for few more minutes.
Once onion turns brown in edges, add diced eggplant and salt.
Cook covered till eggplant is soft and jack fruit seeds are soft when pierced into them.
Remove from heat and stir in red chile powder.
Serve eggplant and jack fruit seeds curry over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure jack fruit seeds are cooked before adding onion.

Suggestions: Jack fruit seeds are hard – Chop the jack fruit seeds into small pieces so that they cook easily or sprinkle water and cook the curry covered for few more minutes.
Variations: Jack fruit seeds can be cooked along with various vegetables like tindora, okra and some green leaves like amaranth and spinach. But the seeds are best suited with eggplants.
Other Names:Vankaya Panasa Ginjala Vepudu, Panasa Pandu ginjala Vankaya Vepudu.