January 25, 2018

Eastern's Jackfruit flour Review / Fara Using Jackfruit Flour

I am excited to share my views on an interesting and nutritious flour which was launched by Eastern Condiments in the name of "jackfruit 365". This flour is prepared using green jackfruit. Isn't interesting? Just the addition of a 1/3rd portion of this flour to any dishes like idly, dosa, roti, puttu etc makes the meal healthier. The green jackfruit flour is rich in dietary fiber which helps in weight loss and also, it regulates the blood glucose levels. The texture of flour is similar to the wheat flour and has a mild bitter taste of the green Jackfruit. But the bitter taste doesn't affect the taste of the dish as only 1/3 rd of Jackfruit flour is recommended to use along with any recipe. Have to thank Eastern group for introducing such an amazing flour. The concept of adding this flour to any dish is very much impressive as this helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle with our regular cooking.

Check out the Nutrition information of Jackfruit flour in the below pic!

The recipe booklet is also available inside the pack ( Malayalam Lang ) and also, check the page given in the below picture for more info.

Here are few dishes which I had prepared using this healthy flour...

 And coming to today's recipe...

Fara is nothing but steamed dumplings. The soft dough is prepared using rice flour and shaped into the desired shape and further steamed or blanched in a water. There are so many varieties of Fara like chawal fara, dal fara etc and the one which I am sharing today is a quite simple yet healthy dish. I have included Jackfruit flour along with rice flour to make the dish more healthier and we all loved the taste of it. This can be served as breakfast or an evening snack along with coconut chutney or any spicy chutney.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Rice flour 
1/3 Cup Jack fruit flour
Hot water, as required ( do not use boiling water )  
1 Tsp Oil 
Salt to taste 

For Seasoning :

1 1/2 Tsp Oil 
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera seeds
A pinch of Hing powder / Perungayam 
2 - 3 Dry red chillies
Few Coriander leaves 

Method :

Take rice flour, jackfruit flour and the required amount of salt in a bowl.

Add hot water little by little and combine the flour. ( Use wooden spatula to combine the flour as hot water is added ).

Add oil and knead into soft dough.

Now make small equal sized balls out of the dough and cover it with a damp cloth to avoid the dough getting dried.

Grease the palm using little oil, take one ball and gently roll it to get a cylindrical shape.

Repeat the process for the remaining dough and steam it for 10 - 15 minutes.

Once Fara is prepared, transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds followed by hing and red chilies.
Now add the seasoning to the prepared Fara and garnish with coriander leaves. 

Serving Options :

Serve with coconut chutney or any spicy chutney.

Stay tuned for Gnocchi and Idiyappam recipes which are prepared using Jackfruit flour. 

Disclaimer : This is an honest review based on my taste and preferences Only !


  1. How interesting - I had never heard of jackfruit flour before - always good to substitute something healthier when you can.

  2. Interesting recipe with jack fruit flour.. never seen it in the market.Will look out for it.

  3. This is very new dish for me. Love the idea of using jackfruit flour. The dish looks delicious