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Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe
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Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe | JackFruit Seeds Kuzhambu

Palakottai Kuzhambu, a delicious vatha kuzhambu with cooked jackfruits seeds. Jackfruit seeds dunked in tangy spicy kuzhambu gives a delicious flavor to the kuzhambu. Learn here how to make this kuzhambu with step by step pictures and instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Kuzhambu
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Pressure Cooker


  • 10 nos Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds)
  • 1 lemon size Tamarind
  • tbsp Sambar Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour


  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds / Omam
  • Few Curry leaves


  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 mins. After 10 mins, squeeze and extract the juice. Set the tamarind juice aside.
  • Heat a pan and add jackfruit seeds and dry roast the seeds till they are warm. Remove the seeds from flame and remove the outerskin of the jackfruit seeds. Add the peeled jackfruit seeds in a bowl along with a cup of water and pressure cook it and allow 2-3 whistles. Set these cooked jackfruit seeds aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add fenugreek and ajwain. Fry till the fenugreek turns dark brown. Then toss few curry leaves.
  • To the oil, then add sambar powder and fry the sambar powder in low flame for 1 min.
  • Next, add the tamarind extract to the pan. Add salt and asafoetida. Give a good mix.
  • Allow the tamarind juice to boil for 5 mins to get rid off its raw smell. Also add the cooked jackfruit seeds.
  • Take rice flour in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of water and mix the rice flour to a paste.
  • Pour this rice flour to the boiling kuzhambu and stir well. Bring the kuzhambu to boil and then switch off the flame.
  • Serve the delicious Palakottai kuzhambu with hot steaming rice along with a spoon of sesame oil or ghee!
    Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g