How to use Jackfruit flour | Jackfruit powder Recipes

How to use Jackfruit flour 

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Jackfruit powder also known as Jackfruit flour or Jackfruit atta is now one of the most searched topics over the internet these days. It has been scientifically proven that pure jackfruit powder made using jackfruit pods alone has the properties of bringing down the sugar level in blood on regular use. But the most confusing question that comes in the minds of people reading the articles on jackfruit flour benefits is – how do I consume it.

Here we share some common recipes to use how jackfruit flour can be used in your daily life. But before we get into it let us try to answer the most popular question on this topic. Can jackfruit flour be consumed directly. Well, the answer is no. Jackfruit flour is made using raw or green jackfruit pods. Since these are not ripened the taste of the same will not be appealing or a pleasant one. Even trying to make any of your favourite dishes using jackfruit flour alone won’t be a good choice as the dough made using this will be very sticky and not easy to handle or process further to make any finished products.

Then why is it called atta? Again, the only answer we have for it is, people’s choice. The product was first launched in the market in Kerala as jackfruit powder as a powdered form of jackfruit, very like the way rice product is marketed in the Southern states of India. The product was being mixed in small quantities with rice powder in popular southern dishes like idli’s, dosa’s and even puttupodi’s, appam’s, etc.

The product soon began gathering attention through the media writeups among the other states of India which were primarily wheat consuming states. Since flour and atta were the terms used to represent wheat powder, people started searching for the product using such associated terms and the product started to be known in the names of jackfruit powder, atta or flour.

But please be noted jackfruit seed flour is different from jackfruit flour. Jackfruit seed flour is made using the seeds of jackfruit. This is not as nutritional as the jackfruit flour made from jackfruit pods. But jackfruit seed flour has its own peculiar taste and is used for making special dishes and also as an ingredient in cooking.

Click here – to read more on the parts of jack fruit.

Click here – to read more on the health benefits of jackfruit flour.

Now with the gaining popularity of jackfruit flour across India, it is now missed with wheat flour to make items like chapathi’s or roti’s, puri’s or bhatura’s etc. Below are some popular recipes you can try out.

Jackfruit powder Recipes


Jackfruit Flour Idli

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1.5 cups idli rice

1/2 cup urad dal or black lentil (without skin)

1 to 2 spoon jackfruit flour

Salt as required

Water as required


  1. Soak urad dal and rice separately in water for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. First grind the urad dal well, then rice by adding water little by little to the batter and grind dal and rice to smooth batters.
  3. Now mix both the batters well and add salt . Keep the mixture overnight for fermentation. (Always keep the container half filled as the batter may double the quantity after fermentation.)
  4. Add jackfruit flour in water to make thick batter.
  5. Now mix the fermented idli batter and jackfruit batter.
  6. Bring the water to boiling point in idli maker before steaming the idli.
  7. Grease the idli mould with oil , then scoop out a ladle of batter and fill in the idli moulds, then close it with a lid.
  8. Steam for 10-12 minutes. Take out the idli mould and let it cool then gently remove the idlies from the mould.
  9. Serve hot with any chutney and sambhar.

Jackfruit Flour Chapathi or roti


1 cup wheat flour

1 to 2 spoon jackfruit flour

1/2 to 1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt


  1. Take wheat flour, jackfruit flour, salt in a bowl. Add a bit of water and begin to knead.
  2. Keep on kneading till the dough becomes pliable and soft.
  3. After kneading the dough rest it for 15 minutes.
  4. Make balls of the dough in the palm of your hands.
  5. Flatten the ball.
  6. Pre heat the griddle or tawa.
  7. While tawa is getting hot, start rolling the dough ball into a flat round circle using a rolling pin.
  8. Now put the roti or chapati on a hot tawa. First cook one side, turn and cook the other side. Turn sides if needed for even cooking.
  9. Now the chapathi or roti is completely cooked and is ready for consumption.

Jackfruit Flour Upma

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¾ cup rava (sooji)

1 to 2 spoon jackfruit flour

1tsp mustard seeds

3-4 karipatta leaves

1tsp gram dal

½ tsp turmeric

1tbsp chopped ginger

½ cup onion chopped

½ tbsp chopped green chilli

2 cups water

Salt to taste


  1. Heat the frying pan and put oil in it.
  2. Add the mustard seeds, once crackle add karipatta and gram dal.
  3. Then add ginger and onion, fry till brown.
  4. Once onions get fried add green chilli.
  5. Now add rava and jackfruit flour and roast a little in oil.
  6. Add salt and turmeric to it.
  7. Then add water and keep stirring till water dries up.
  8. Switch off the gas and keep the pan aside to get a little cool.
  9. Now you can serve the upma which is ready.

More Recipes

Jackfruit powder can be added to any kind of flour to make your favourite ethnic dishes. One to two spoons per meal is sufficient to get the health benefits of it. But do make it a habit to use 3 times a day per meal and also to consume it for a period of 3 months or 90 to 100 days consistently to get an improved result.

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