jeev kaDgi upkari

Breadfruit sidedish.

jeev kaDgi is yet another favourite vegetable for the konkanis. I just came to know that it is called Breadfruit in English. A variety of dishes are made with this jeev kaDgi and I hope to blog sometime about all of them.


  • 1 medium sized jeev kaDgi
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 3 tablespoons
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel the outer green skin of the breadfruit and cut into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kaDai.
  • Add mustard. After the mustard stops sputtering, add the green chillies slit into two.
  • Now add the kaDgi pieces, salt to taste and fry on a small flame for a few minutes.
  • Now add about half a cup of water (add more water if it is not enough), close the lid and cook the upkari till the water evaporates and the kaDgi is cooked.
  • Finally garnish with grated coconut.


  • Be sure to coat your hands and the knife with edible oil before cutting the kaDgi.
  • You can put these pieces into water if you are not going to cook immediately to prevent the blackening (like potato)

Preparation time: 30 minutes