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Jackfruit Burger with Jackfruit Seed Hummus

jackfruit burger ingredientsChef Radhika Khandelwal's jackfruit burger is a meat-free, flavorful dish. Photo: Radhika Khandelwal

By Chef Radhika Khandelwal

23 August 2022

This jackfruit burger by chef Radhika Kandelwal is a delicious no-meat meal. Read on to learn how to make it. 


Pulled Jackfruit Filling


1 jackfruit

1 tbsp sunflower oil

1 chopped red onion

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

Salt (to taste)

Tomato sauce

1 tbsp brown sugar

Green chillies chopped (to taste)

Coriander leaves and stalks

Black pepper

Juice of 2 limes



De-skin and de-seed the jackfruit (preserving the seed for the hummus). Heat oil in a frying pan and cook the onion and garlic till soft and translucent. Add the tomato sauce, brown sugar, lime, green chillies and the jackfruit. Add water and leave to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, covering the pan and stirring every 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover the pan and let the jackfruit cook for another 5 to10 minutes. Once dry, take the pan off the heat and pull the jackfruit with two forks.

Stir in the coriander stalks and leaves.


Jackfruit Seed Hummus

This jackfruit seed hummus is a delicious accompaniment to the jackfruit burger. (Photo: Radhika Khandelwal)


1 cup jackfruit seeds

4 cloves garlic

2 tbsp tahini

1 tsp cumin seeds

Salt (to taste)

Juice of 2 limes

2 tbsp vegetable oil



Prepare the seeds by boiling them for 10 minutes and removing their plastic-like covering. Add seeds and all other ingredients in a blender and blitz with oil until super smooth in consistency.


To assemble the burger:

Use buns of choice (I prefer Ragi or Kodo millet buns). Cut in half and toast. Spread the jackfruit seed hummus onto the halves, then add the pulled jackfruit filling. Fresh, crunchy vegetables like cucumber and carrots go exceptionally well with this burger. Assemble and serve!

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