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Sri Lankan Breadfruit curry

Breadfruit Curry (Sri Lankan Del Curry)

Breadfruit curry or Del curry (දෙල්) is a popular sri Lankan dish which most of the people love to taste. Usually breadfruit curry is served with plain rice. However it is also good with bread or roti types.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 5 people
Calories 0.103 kcal


  • Cooking pans and utencils


  • 1 No Breadfruit mature and raw breadfruit
  • 1/2 No medium sized onion sliced
  • 3 No green chili sliced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp raw curry powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon piece
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 inch Rampe/pandan leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk

For Seasoning/tempering

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 no dried red chilis crushed
  • 1/2 no Onion sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves



  • Remove the skin of breadfruit.
    Also remove the top hard parts of breadfruit after cutting the breadfruit in to halves.
    Wash and cut breadfruit into bite size pieces.
    In a cooking pot (a clay pot is better), add cubed bradfruit.
    Add sliced green chili, sliced onion, turmeric powder, raw curry powder, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, curry leaves and pandan leaf. Add salt too.
    Add thin coconut milk and cook till breadfruit is well cooked.
    When breadfruit is well cooked(boiled), add thick coconut milk to it.
    Allow simmering while stirring the curry to avoid any clumps.
    Adjust salt as per taste.


  • At the same time prepare the seasoning in another pan.
    Heat oil in a pan.
    When it is hot, add mustard seeds.
    When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced onion.
    When onions are tender, add crushed red chili pieces and curry leaves.
    Temper till the aroma emits and onion turns golden brown.

Final step:

  • Now breadfruit is well cooked and ready to receive the seasoning.
    When the seasoning is ready as in above step, add this over the cooked breadfruit curry which was simmering.
    Mix the curry well. Adjust for salt if necessary.
    A delicious breadfruit curry is ready to serve with plain rice.


Use fresh coconut milk for better taste.
Keyword Breadfruit, Del, Del Curry, Sri Lankan Recipes, දෙල්