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curried jackfruit

Curried jackfruit

Delicious meat free curried jackfruit recipe
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 223kcal
Author Charla


  • 1-2 can of jack fruit drained and cut into chunks
  • 1 large red skin caribbean sweet potato or use two small ones, peel and chopped
  • a handful of whole okra
  • ½ tablespoon of curry powder see post
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 large scallion chopped
  • 2 pimento berries or ¼ teaspoon of ground allspice
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 small can of tomato
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 2 teaspoon of coconut sugar optional
  • 1 bay leaf
  • himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil


  • Melt the coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Then proceed to sautee the onion, garlic and scallion until they soften and the white onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the curry powder, pimento berries, thyme and bay leaf. Move the pan in a back and fourth motion so the bay leaf and berries are exposed to the bottom of the pan so they can release their flavour.
  • Pour in the chopped tomato and carefully fold in the jack fruit, sweet potato and okra into the curry mixture so all the ingredients are fragrant.
  • Season parsley along with the desired amount of pink salt and pepper. I used roughly 1 teaspoon of each.
  • Finally add the coconut milk and scotch bonnet.
  • Bring the pan to a rolling boil before reducing to a simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes until the sauce from the curry thickens.
  • Serve accordingly.


  • Make sure to buy "young" jackfruit. It should state what it is on the can.
  • Jackfruit is a vegan friendly meat substitute and gluten free and paleo approved.
  • You can make this recipe with another meat substitute such as tofu if you wish
  • I used the my homemade Jamaican Curry Powder to make this recipe with
  • If you cannot find scotch bonnet use a fresh chilli, or jalapeno (uncut)
  • Pimento berries is also known as allspice
  • You can buy jackfruit from most Asian/Caribbean supermarkets.
  • Use orange sweet potatoes to substitute Caribbean sweet potato if you cannot source it.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4889IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg