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Karnataka Breadfruit Palya

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka Cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 56kcal


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 breadfruit weighing about 3 lbs.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery powder
  • 2 strands curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon split black gram
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Masala Ingredients:


  • Peel and core bread fruit. Chop into thin slices.
  • Heat a skillet with oil.
  • Add mustard seed, black gram and curry leaves.
  • When they start to sputter, add breadfruit, jaggery, salt and 1/2 cup water.
  • Cook until the vegetable is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • As the breadfruit absorbs the water, continue to add the rest of the water 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Meanwhile, let's make the masala.
  • Grind the coconut, chiles, 2 tablespoons water and cumin seed in a coffee/spice grinder.
  • Add the masala and stir to combine.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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