Sambar,Rasam,Gojju & Dal


It’s that time of the year , when Jack fruit has started entering the market . But hey wait , it’s not a recipe from Ripe jack fruit i am sharing today but a dish using raw tender Jack fruit .Raw jack fruit , an exotic vegetable in India is known as Kathal ( hindi ) / Halasinakayi ( Kannada ) / Panasakaya ( telugu ) / pala musu ( tamil ) / kadagi ( konkani) / chakka etc across various states . It has a great texture , flavor and is a very good dietary fiber source for vegetarians . But unfortunately not many people are aware that many delicacies can be made from raw jack fruit . So today here i am sharing Mysore style ” Raw Jack fruit Sambar ” …. an awesome combination of flavor and texture…tastes just divine…

raw jackfruit sambar

Do you rememeber that last jackfruit season , i had shared raw jackfruit stir fry and raw jackfruit sambar ? You might ask me now if jackfruit sambar is already shared why am i reposting it again now ? Hmm… though the names are same , both the recipes are entirely different .

The earlier one was a Mangalore – Udupi style Gujje Sambar and this time its Mysore -Bangalore style ” Raw jackfruit Sambar ” . Both the recipes are unique and tastes equally good in thier own way . Do try for yourself and i am sure you too will be in dilemma like me which to rate high ??

Forget the time spent on cleaning process… the end result is worth it…But the most boring and time consuming part in jackfruit is its cleaning and cutting. Once that’s taken care of, Making any dish is just a step away.Do follow this video and give a try. Cutting at home is actually not that difficult afterall the end result is worth all the trouble ????


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 kg tender raw jackfruit, Medium sized
  • 1 - 3 fistful black chickpeas, Soaked
  • 1 cup Split pigeon pea /Tuvar dal
  • 1/2 cup coconut, Grated fresh
  • big lemon size Tamarind
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • to taste Salt

To Roast ( Masala )

  • 11/2 tsp Coriander Seeds Dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds methi
  • 1 tsp Black Gram Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Bengal Gram Chana Dal
  • 5 - 10 Red Chillies, ; (As per your spice level ; i add 8 mix both kasmiri n spicy variety)
  • Or you can omit this and instead use Readymade sambar Powder -
  • 2-3 tbsp Sambar powder

To temper

  • 1 tsp + 1 tsp Ghee / oil, - for roasting masala
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Curry Leaves


  • When we cut Jack fruit , a thick "milk" oozes from it. This is sticky in nature and stains. So without forgetting ,before cutting , rub generous amount of coconut oil to your hand and grease the cutting knife too.
  • Cut the raw jack fruit into half and later into medium size long pieces.Remove outer thorny green skin and the center stalk part.
  • Cut raw jack fruit into bite size pieces and put them into water immediately,else they will dis color. Leave it in water for 5 mins. You can observe that the water would be little brownish now. Discard that water.
  • Add haldi and cook jack fruit pieces in cooker for 1-2 whistles. If its fresh it will not take much time to cook ( 1 whistle is enough ).
  • Soak black channa in water for 6-8 hours. Later pressure cook soaked channa seperately till they are done 85 %.
  • Meanwhile ,wash the toor dal ,add turmeric and cook for 3 - 4 whistles with 2 cup of water. Mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
  • Now,lets roast the masala.In a small pan add few drops of oil.Add all the ingredients mentioned under masala .Roast them on medium low flame till red chillies becomes crisp and dal turns golden color.Transfer all the ingredients to a mixer jar.
  • Add coconut,tamarind and salt.Grind to a fine paste ( don't make super smooth ) .
  • Transfer cooked jackfruit , cooked blak chick peas , cooked dal and grounded masala to a vessel . Add some water and mix well . Keep it on medium flame and bring to boil. Taste test. Switch off.
  • Temper .Add a spoon of oil. When its hot add mustard . Once they splutter add curry leaves .Switch off. Pour it over sambar.
  • Serve piping hot Tender Raw Jackfruit Sambar with steaming rice .


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Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    Ree Kasirajh
    March 14, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Never tried sambar with raw jackfruit..looks so easy and well-explained recipe..bookmarking it! Love the pot!

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    Vibha Sp
    March 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Looks tempting , new recipe for me 🙂

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    padma veeranki
    March 14, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Jackfruit in sambar…sounds interesting:)….yummy:)

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    Ramya Venkateswaran
    March 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    this is entirely new one:)must taste so good

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    Meena Kumar
    March 14, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Wow sambar with raw jackfruit looks yumm we too make a lot of stir fries with it but alas I need to rely on frozen.

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    Rafeeda AR
    March 15, 2015 at 6:17 am

    just yesterday I was watching on Masterchef, the filling for Khandvi made with raw jackfruit… the only part of the jackfruit I like is the seeds, nothing else… hehe… that sambar looks mouthwatering, I am really wondering how it would taste…

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    Gayathri Ramanan
    March 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    sambar with jackfruit is new to me..looks tempting..

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    Gayathri Ramanan
    March 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    sambar with jackfruit is new to me..looks tempting…Do visit my blog

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    April 18, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Hi Smitha,My roots are from shimoga. So halsina huli is something that I’ve always loved, but didn’t know how to make it myself. The most difficult of this recipe is to know the procedure of preparing halsinakaayi – how to cut it, what to use & what not to use. Your photos & step by step walk through of halsinakayi preparation is V.GOOD. Using this, today I’m making manglur style halsinakayi huli. Hope it comes out well. Thanks for posting it in detail!

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    marudhus kitchen
    March 20, 2016 at 5:04 am

    such a nice and lovely recipe that Iam eager to try soon…awesome

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    Poornima hegde
    March 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    My favorite favorite dish! Halsina sambar is cooked in my native too.. Because of all that mess while cutting halsin kaayi, I never attempted this curry. You made me nostalgic! Curry looks super delicious!

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    sridevi perumal
    April 26, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I was searching for this reciepe it was served in Mysore in temple during ramnsvami old memories thank you so much smitha

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    October 10, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Thank you for sharing Smitha. Your recipes are awesome.. I liked the container of the sambar too.. It is very traditional..

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    July 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Smita, your receipe is super. I liked it very much.

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    Mallika. Rao
    February 5, 2018 at 6:28 am

    My. Favorite even we will. Prepare same way

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    February 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Smitha don’t you add jaggery to the sambhar? We add jaggery while making this sambhar.
    Anyway, Lovely recipe.
    One question. How many whistles do you need to cook black chana dal?
    Vinaya Saralaya

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