Chakka kuzacathu – ചക്ക പുഴുക്ക് – Jackfruit recipe2014-05-30
- Yield : 250
- Servings : 3
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
Jackfruit is a fruit largely available in Kerala. It is also called as chakka in Malayalam language. Chakka kuzacathu or Chakka Puzhukku is a traditional dish in Kerala. Unripe Jackfruit (പച്ച ചക്ക / പഴുക്കാത്ത ചക്ക) can be cooked as vegetable.
Chakka kuzacathu or Chakka Puzhukku is one way of preparing unripe jackfruit. Chakka Puzhukku is a mushy preparation with overcooked unripe chakka, mixed with ground coconut and spiced mixtures.
- Chopped unripe jackfruit (പച്ച ചക്ക / പഴുക്കാത്ത ചക്ക) - 4 cup
- Water - 1 cup
- Grated coconut - 1 cup
- Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp
- Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
- Green chillies - 3 nos
- Curry leaves - 2 stems
- Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Dried red chilly - 3 nos
- Shallots - 3 nos
- Garlic - 3 nos
Cut the jackfruit into 2 equal half. Remove the jackfruit bulbs and clean them by removing its seeds.cut it into small pieces.
Cook the chopped jackfruit with little water, salt and turmeric powder.
Grind the grated coconut with green chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, small onion and turmeric powder to a coarse mixture without adding water and keep aside.
Add the coarsely ground coconut mixture to the cooked jackfruit/chakka.Mix everything well.Add salt as required and cook in a medium heat for a minute or two, stirring occasionally.
In a pan, heat coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds,dried red chillies and saute few curry leaves for few seconds.
Pour it over the cooked jackfruit coconut mixture.
Tasty Chakka kuzacthu is ready.
Serve hot with kanji or with fish curry.
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