How to make Jack Fruit Burfi -

Ripe jackfruit cooked with mawa and sugar to make this stupendous burfi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Jackfruit (कट्ठल ), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Jack Fruit Burfi

Jack Fruit Burfi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Jack Fruit Burfi Recipe

  • Jackfruit 1/2 medium

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Sugar 4 cups

  • Mawa (khoya) 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coconut shredded 1 cup


Step 1

Remove skin and separate the segments. Remove the seeds and mince the segments. Heat ghee in a pan, add minced jackfruit and sauté for ten to fifteen minutes or till all the moisture gets absorbed.

Step 2

Add three cups of water and cook for ten minutes. Add sugar and cook till it dissolves. Add mava and green cardamom powder cook till all the water gets absorbed and mixture resembles a lump.

Step 3

Lightly grease a thali and transfer the jackfruit mixture onto it and spread it evenly. Garnish with shredded coconut and cut into squares or diamonds. Set aside to cool completely.

Step 4

Separate the pieces and serve or store in an airtight container. This does not have a long shelf life, so it is best consumed fast.

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