Sweet Indian Jackfruit Balls: A Delightful Dessert











Sink your teeth into these superbly sweet Indian Jackfruit Balls, blending the exotic flavors of jackfruit with a hint of coconut. Perfect for any dietary needs, including gluten-free and dairy-free!


Step 1: Preparing the Jackfruit Mix

Start this lovely dessert by placing the sweet jackfruit segments into your blender, along with honey, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil. Blend these ingredients until you achieve a smooth puree with a lovely, golden hue. The enticing aroma of jackfruit mixed with the subtle sweetness of honey sets the perfect base for our dessert.
Pro Tip: Ensure your jackfruit segments are well drained to prevent a watery mix.

Step 2: Forming the Balls

Once your jackfruit mix is ready, transfer it to a mixing bowl and gradually add in your coconut flour, stirring until well combined. This will give your mixture a dough-like consistency, making it easier to handle. With clean hands, start forming small balls out of the dough. This process is not only fun but fills your kitchen with the aromatic blend of coconut and jackfruit, promising a delicious outcome.
Pro Tip: If the dough is too sticky, add a little more coconut flour to adjust.

Step 3: Pan-Frying the Balls

Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons of coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add your jackfruit balls to the pan. Fry them, gently turning with a spoon, to ensure they are evenly cooked to a golden brown all around. This crucial step crisps the exterior while keeping the inside soft and luscious, creating a delightful contrast in textures.
Pro Tip: Maintain a medium heat to prevent the balls from burning.

Step 4: Serving the Dessert

Once the balls are beautifully browned, transfer them to a serving plate. For an extra touch of sweetness and elegance, drizzle them with honey or ghee. This not only enhances the flavors but also adds a lovely sheen that makes the dessert irresistible. The combination of warm, sweet jackfruit balls with the richness of honey or gummy makes for a comforting and satisfying end to any meal.
Pro Tip: Let the balls cool slightly before drizzling with honey or ghee to avoid it running off.