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Curried Jackfruit Burger
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5 from 3 votes

Curried Jackfruit Burger

This Curried Jackfruit Burger will make you a fan -- and a star at your dinner table. Kid-friendly and everyone-friendly, and also free of gluten, soy, and nuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Burger
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 burgers
Calories: 263kcal


  • Baking sheet and a skillet or wok


  • 20 oz green jackfruit (canned)
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (use a heaping tbsp)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided)

Additional ingredients:

  • 3 burger buns (use whole wheat, regular or gluten-free or whatever your preference is)
  • ½ avocado
  • 3-4 tablespoon kimchi (cole slaw works too)


  • Crush the ginger and garlic into a paste using a mortar and pestle or mince them or grate them really fine. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit and pat dry. Toss with half the vegetable oil, salt and ground black pepper to taste. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast until golden and crispy at the edges, about 30 minutes. When cool enough to handle, use your fingers or a fork to shred the jackfruit.
  • In a skillet or wok, heat the remaining oil. Add the onions along with a pinch of ground black pepper and salt and saute until the onion turns soft and begins to brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute a minute longer, then add the tomato paste and saute a couple minutes, using your spatula to loosen up the tomato paste. Add the jackfruit and garam masala
  • Stir to mix everything, then continue to cook 2-3 minutes longer until everything's well mixed. Check for salt and add more if needed.


Nutrition information is for the assembled burger with kimchi and avocado.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2.2mg