Kathal (Raw Jackfruit) Ke Shami Kebab

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Kathal (Raw Jackfruit) Ke Shami Kebab


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 3
  • 400 gms small kathal (raw jackfruit), chopped

  • 1/3 cups chana dal (bengal gram lentil), soaked overnight

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 2 nos bay leaves

  • 2 nos dry red chilies

  • 2 nos green cardamoms

  • 4-5 nos cloves

  • 1/2 nos mace

  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  • 3-4 nos garlic cloves, chopped

  • 2-3 nos green chilies, chopped

  • 1 nos onion, chopped

  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

  • 2-3 tbsp roasted gram flour

  • 2 tbsp cashews, coarsely crushed

  • 2-3 tbsp oil


  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with bay leaves, red chilies, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns and mace. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the raw jackfruit, chana dal, ginger, garlic, salt and turmeric powder. Saute for 2 minutes and then add 1/2 cup water.
  • Pressure cook for one whistle. The water needs to be absorbed. If not simmer till dry. Allow it to cool down.
  • Grind into a coarse paste. To it add the onions, coriander leaves, green chillies, roasted gram flour and cashew nut powder.
  • Combine everything well and then form into round shaped kebabs. Refrigerate it till frying time.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp. oil and shallow fry the shami kebabs in batches till golden on both sides. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve as a tea-time snack, as an appetizer with green chutney or as a light meal with salad.