Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu / Stir- Fried Jackfruit Seeds Kerala Style

Its Jack fruit time....:) Most of the Keralites are experimenting variety of dishes from jack fruit and its seeds.Even if we are staying out of India,got some seeds from relatives who came recently from India.But I kept a few seeds for making gravy with raw mangoes,which is also a popular dish in Central Travancore.Jack fruit ulartiyathu is one of the simple and delicious traditional side dishes in Kerala.

  1. Jack fruit seeds/Chakkakuru -15-20nos
  2. Coconut(bite size pieces)-1/4cup
  3. Shallots/small onion-7-10,sliced
  4. Garlic-3-5 pods,crushed
  5. Chilly powder or(crushed dry red chillies 2-3)-2tsp
  6. Coriander powder-1tsp
  7. Turmeric powder-a couple of pinches
  8. Fennel seeds-1tsp,crushed
  9. Pepper-1tsp,crushed
  10. Mustard seeds-1/4tsp  
  11. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  12. Water-as required
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Oil-as required  
  1. Clean and cut each seeds into 4-5 pieces length-wise.
  2. Cook  the seeds with coconut pieces,turmeric powder,half of small onions,crushed red chillies or(chilly powder),coriander powder,a few curry leaves,sliced garlic,crushed fennel seeds,salt and required amount of water till the seeds are well cooked and soft.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a pan,splutter mustard seeds.Add the remaining sliced small onions,crushed garlic and curry leaves till the onion turns light brown.
  4. Now add cooked jack fruit seeds and some curry leaves.Sprinkle crushed pepper and stir fry over low heat until they turns crispy,adding more oil if required.Let it rest for minimum 30 minutes to get the real taste.
  1. It tastes better when you add the left over oil which is  used earlier to fry any type of meat or cutlets. 
  2. Keep the raw seeds in the refrigerator,to store for long time.The seeds get dried very fast when you keep it outside.
  3. Make sure that  the seeds are not overcooked.
  4. Peel off the outer layer skins using knife before cooking.
Serve hot as a side dish with  rice and Sambar or pulisserry.

Happy Cooking!!!



  1. I love this anytime.. I miss it after moving out of India...

    1. Hi Veena,
      My fav too...Thanks a lot dear:).....


  2. Thanks for yor visit...You got a wonderful space here..Chakkakuru ularthiyathu looks totally delicious...Its been long that I had them..:(

  3. Hi Reshmi,
    Thanks dear friend for visiting my space...I got some seeds from relatives 3 days before..Glad that you liked it....try my recipes and let me know ur feedback...


  4. this looks really yummy... i love chakkakkuru... :)

  5. Hi Rafeeda,
    Yeah me too love...was really tasty with the masalas...Thanks:)


  6. Yumm! Mouth watering just lookin at this vegetable!

    1. Hi Apu,
      Thank you for visiting my space N leaving a lovely comment....