Bread Fruit Stir Fry

Breadfruit is a nutrient dense fruit which is rich in carbohydrates, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. In India bread fruit is widely eaten in South India. The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of bread fruit is fritters. But you can cook other dishes too with this fruit. Ideally it should be used before it ripens.

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Bread Fruit Stir Fry

Main ingredients Breadfruit (neer phanas), Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Split skinless black grams, Dried red chillies, Green chillies, Onion, Tomato, Curry leaves
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main course vegetarian
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 20-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 500 grams breadfruit (neer phanas), peeled and cut into 2 inch thick strips
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, split skinless black gram and dried red chillies and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add green chillies, onion and tomato and mix well. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add curry leaves and salt and mix. Continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add breadfruit and sauté for 1 minute. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.