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Pulled Jackfruit Rogan Josh Sliders with Slaw

The Kind Cook
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation: 15
  • Cooking: 10
  • Ready: 25

This excellent recipe from The Kind Cook uses jackfruit which is becoming increasing popular as a meat alternative – you will not believe these sliders are veggie!


  • 1 x 565 g can of young green jackfruit **in brine**
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) water
  • 1 x 350 g jar vegan friendly Rogan Josh Simmer Sauce Medium
  • 1½ teaspoons vegan-friendly gravy powder
  • 125 ml (½ cup) boiled water
  • 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage (approx. ⅕ cabbage/150 g)
  • ½ cup finely sliced carrot (approx. 1 large carrot/75 g)
  • ½ cup finely sliced cucumber skin (approx. ½ cucumber/75 g)
  • 4 soft buns, cut in half


Drain and discard the brine from the jackfruit. Trim the triangle ends from each piece of jackfruit and set them aside for another use and remove and discard any visible pips.

Now gently rub the remaining jackfruit between your fingers. It should easily break apart and form a stringy texture. As you do this you may discover more pips, so toss those out too. You will end up with a generous cup of pulled jackfruit.

Place the ¼ cup of water and the jackfruit into a small non stick pot and simmer on a low heat until the water has almost dissolved.

Add the Rogan Josh Simmer Sauce to the pot. Continue to gently cook.

Place the gravy powder into a small bowl and add the boiled 125 ml of water. Whisk well till its combined and lump free. Add it to the pot.

Stir the mixture until it’s all well combined and gently simmer till you get a wet, but not runny mixture.

Allow the mixture to cool a little. Distribute onto the bottom half of each bun. Add the cabbage, carrot and cucumber. Top with the rest of the bun.

Serve immediately and ENJOY!

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of The Kind Cook

Image © The Kind Cook

“You can get jackfruit from most well stocked Asian grocers. Be sure to get ‘unripe’ jackfruit and jackfruit in ‘brine/water’ – NOT the one in syrup.

I used the Patak’s brand of simmer sauce which you find in most supermarkets in the Asian aisle. But always double check ingredients as brands are often changing product ingredients.

These are gorgeous with crisp baby cos lettuce too. You get an awesome crunch with the contrast of the soft bun.”

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