Ease into Eastern Flavors with Maya


Jackfruit Stew

Jackfruit Stew

I was looking for something warm and tasty on a cold, rainy day when I discovered a can of jackfruit in my kitchen. With a simple idea in mind, I chopped paprika, carrots, onions, and potatoes.

The smell of garlic and onions sizzling in the pot filled the air. Shredded jackfruit was added to the mix, soaking up all the flavorful seasonings.

The delicious aroma lingered in the kitchen air while the stew cooked.

Tasty jackfruit stew

With a splash of coconut milk and a little bit of cilantro, my jackfruit stew became a soothing story when served over rice or with a delicious breadstick, transforming a dull day into a delectable one.

Now, we always make jackfruit stew on rainy days to fight the cold with a delicious twist.

The best thing about this dish is that it is very healthy and taste good at the same time.

Even my husband loves it!

From my kitchen to yours, may your cozy creations offer you as much joy and warmth as my Jackfruit Stew did that rainy afternoon.

Remember to remove the bay leaves before serving. Pour the jackfruit stew into serving dishes and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Serve the jackfruit stew hot with your favorite side dish, and enjoy your tasty, healthy, and delicious stew!

Check Out My Other Recipe

Special instructions for a Better Experience

The recipe for Jackfruit Stew is simple, and no extra tools are required to make it. However, here are some helpful tips to create a tasty yet nutritious stew.

Use a large pot

Use a big pot to easily fit all of the ingredients. This ensures even cooking of all ingredients as well as easy stirring.

Prepare the jackfruit

Make sure the jackfruit is properly drained and shredded. Remove any hard or seedy parts. This improves the mouthfeel of the stew.

Adjust the seasonings

As the stew cooks, taste it and adjust the salt, sugar, and other seasonings as necessary. This step guarantees that the finished meal suits your tastes.

Check consistency

Adjust the amount of water to achieve the desired stew consistency. If you like a richer stew, use less water; if you prefer a runnier stew, use more water.

Adding a few twists to your stew will enhance its flavor!

Listen to the Jackfruit stew expert and follow my personal favorite (optional) steps to make your stew even better, richer, and tastier.

Add Coconut Milk

Consider adding a dash of coconut milk at the end of cooking for a creamy and rich texture. This can give the stew a subtle sweetness and richness.

Jackfruit Marination

If you have time, marinate the shredded jackfruit for an hour or two in soy sauce, garlic, and a little oil before cooking. This allows the jackfruit to soak up even more flavor.

Side dishes that pair well with jackfruit stew

You can serve your stew with a variety of side dishes due to the versatility of the dish.

Rice: Serve the jackfruit stew with white or brown rice on the side. The rice beautifully absorbs the fragrant broth, making each bite more delicious.

Bread: The stew goes well with a loaf of crusty bread. It’s an excellent way to savor every last drop of the delectable soup.

Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are a popular side dish that enhances the rich flavor of the stew. The silky potatoes complement the thick stew perfectly.

Salad: Want a healthier option? A light green salad with a tangy vinegar dressing goes really well with the rich and Savoury flavors of the jackfruit stew.

Roasted or Sautéed Vegetables: Roasted vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes, can be served with the stew, or greens, such as spinach or kale, sautéed briskly with garlic and olive oil, can be a tasty yet healthy side dish.

Feel free to mix and match these sides to suit your palate. The goal is to provide a balanced, nutritious meal with different kinds of tastes and textures.

How do I store jackfruit stew?

Before storing the jackfruit stew, allow it to cool to room temperature. In an airtight container, refrigerate the jackfruit stew for up to 3-4 days. You may also freeze the jackfruit stew to increase its shelf life.

Ending Note

Jackfruit stew is now a household favorite at our home, especially in cold weather and on rainy days. It is the perfect delicious dish to fight the cold. I hope this jackfruit stew brings some comfort to your day.

Experiment with it and make it your own. Allow the deliciousness to flood your kitchen and savor every spoonful. Happy cooking!

Jackfruit Stew

Jackfruit Stew

Jackfruit stew is now a household favorite at our home, especially in cold weather and on rainy days. It is the perfect delicious dish to fight the cold.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian, Malaysian
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 cans of jackfruit, drained and shredded.
  • 1 red paprika, cut into small dice.
  • 1 large white onion, cut into small dice.
  • 1 large red onion, cut into small dice.
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped.
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 large carrot, cut into dice.
  • 2 potatoes, cut into dice.
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup water (more if needed)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Sugar, to taste


  • Prepare the jackfruit: Drain and thoroughly rinse the canned jackfruit. Using your hands, shred the jackfruit, removing any seeds and rough chunks.
  • Sauté the onions and garlic: Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté the garlic until it is fragrant. add and sauté the chopped white and red onions until they turn translucent.
  • Add the veggies: Add the chopped red paprika, carrots, and potatoes and mix well. Cook for a few minutes, until the veggies soften.
  • Seasonings and jackfruit: Toss in the shredded jackfruit with the veggies in the pot. now add the tomato paste, soy sauce, bay leaves, salt, and sugar to the concoction. Mix well.
  • Cook the stew: Pour in 1 cup of water (or more if required to get the right consistency). Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer over low heat. Cover and let it cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and the flavours have melded.
  • Keep checking the taste: Taste the stew and tweak the amount of salt and sugar to your liking.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Jakefruit stew

Maya Sari

I'm Maya Sari, a passionate East Culinary food blogger here to share with you the secrets of the mouthwatering flavors of East Asian cuisine

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating