March 31, 2016

IdiChakkai Thoran / Tender Jackfruit Curry


An awesome recipe from the cuisine of Kerala. There are number of items like Kheer, Chips, Jam, Pan cake etc., made in Kerala out of Jackfruit. Once you make this you will feel the extreme deliciousness of this dish. This spicy curry is made out of Tender / Small Jackfruits. Whenever we get the tender jackfruits in market we used to buy this for making Idichakkai Thoran. Since it is made of raw andtender jackfruit , you don't have the laborious process of removing the fibre or seeds from the fruit pulps. Just peel the skin off & the stuff is ready for chopping. 


Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4





Ingredients for making Idi Chakkai Thoran / Tender Jackfruit Curry:


Raw un ripened Jack fruit 1
Salt to taste
Fresh grated coconut 3 table spoons
Baby onions / Shallots / Ulli  4 to 6
Red chillies 3
Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
Coconut oil 3 tea spoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tea spoon
Mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves  and a Red chilli for seasoning


How to make Idi Chakkai Thoran / Tender Jackfruit Curry?


Remove the stem on the top and cut the jack fruit into quarters.
With a knife remove the skin and chop them into big cubes.













Heat a pan with generous amount of water and add the chopped pieces to it with required salt and turmeric powder.














While they get boiled in a blender jar add grated coconut, cumin seeds, red chillies and baby onions and coarsely powder them. Keep aside.











Wait till the jack-fruit pieces get boiled well to soft. Drain the water out and hold the pieces in a bowl.
After they get cooled down roughly shred them with hand or a pounder. Keep aside.
Heat a pan with coconut oil.










Add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies and wait till they splutter and dal becomes brown.
Add the curry leaves and transfer the shredded jack-fruit pieces to the pan.
Mix well and add the coconut mix to it and stir gently.
The Idichakkai Thoran is ready to serve now. 

ALSO CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECIPE OF KERALA DELICACY JACKFRUIT JAM/CHAKKA VARATTI



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