Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chakkakuru /Jackfruit Seeds Thoran Kerala Style

South india  is landscaped with paddy fields and coconut groves.So rice is the staple food of this region  and almost all side dishes use coconut extensively. When it is the season of jackfruit, Kerala gets filled with green coloured jackfruit. A typical jackfruit weighs about 35 pounds in average and contains upto 500 seeds enclosed inside the bulbs. 
Jackfruit is a very tasty fruit largely available in Kerala during January to June.
Chakkakuru stir fry with coconut is a common sidedish in Kerala. 
It is a traditional dish, homemade preparation.Use sparingly, spare others. Flatulence threat apart, it remains a favourite item for many.

Here goes the recipe:

  • Chakkakuru/jackfruit seeds, cleaned and sliced-2cups
  • Grated coconut-1/2cup
  • Garlic-4cloves,crushed
  • Small onion-3-4, sliced
  • Green chillies-2-3, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves-2sprigs
  • Chilly powder-2tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-a couple of pinches
  • Pepper freshly crushed-1tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required
  • Oil (preferably coconut oil) -1-2tbsp
  • Remove the outer white layer and scrape off the brown skin using a knife. It is tough to get it clean so a few bits here and there is ok.wash the peeled seeds and cut each pieces into 4-5 pieces lengthwise.
  • In a vessel put the seeds, chilly powder, coriander powder,  onion, garlic, turmeric,  curry leaves, grated coconut and salt.Add little water and cook the seeds till done
  • Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.Once it is done add curry leaves and saute.Add the cooked seeds and crushed pepper to this and stir fry for few minutes in a low heat.Cook till dry.

Serve hot with plain Rice....

Happy Cooking!!!


  1. i'm one mad person of chakkakuru... this looks so yum...

    1. Hi Rafeeda,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Here in Kerala now the jackfruit season has started. Hope u will try this soon...

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