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Jack-Fruit Kheer

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About Recipe

Well jack fruit is the first choice for every vegan and vegetarian. It’s a healthy vegan meat replacement. it’s one of the biggest food trends among vegetarians, vegans and even meat lovers.

khajra panas/kathal (hard version)@DELIGHTSUM

Jack-fruits have heavy demand during festivals of Odisha like ‘Savitri Vrat’ and ‘Rajo’. However, the demand falls after these festivals.

In odisha there are two varieties are called kaadua kathal/panasa (soft version) which are softer, moister and much sweeter with a dark gold colour flesh than the hard version.



Another one is khajara kathal/panasa (Hard version) which are crunchier, less sweet and fleshier too. It's crunchy and sweetness are more popular than the soft version in odisha. The fruits are either eaten alone or as a side to mudi/muri.

During lock down, when there are less transportation, luckily my uncle sent a jack fruit of their own back yard in a bus.

It emits a pleasant smell which spread all over our home, which means it's ripen and ready to eat. I love to watch while my father cutting it. I extract seeds from the bulb of jack fruits and collect seeds. Seeds are also healthy and use in preparing many dishes at home.

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For preparing the kheer I have used hard version or khajra panasha/kathal.This is the jack fruit you can save for long time in refrigerator also.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

3 min

23 min

2 - 3


  • 150 gm yellow moong dal, ( split yellow moong pulse )
  • 2 cups coconut milk, thick
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups ripe jack fruit, ( finely chopped )
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom, powder
  • ghee
  • cashews
  • dash of salt


Soak moong dal in enough water for 3 to 4 hours. Rinse and discard all its water.

In a pot add moong dal and 1 cup of water along with pinch of salt to cook over medium flame for 15 minutes or until soft.

In another pan heat heat 1 tablespoon of ghee, fry cashews and take them out. In the same pan fry chopped jack fruits when they soft enough add sugar into it. Fry them well.

Now add cooked dal, cardamom powder into it. Pour coconut milk and cook on high flame until get a thick consistency.

Off the gas and garnish with fried cashews. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Susmita Tripathy

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