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Thursday, April 11, 2013


        About the recipe

                   This is a traditional,tasty Chakka Puzhukku (Jackfruit Puzhukku) recipe.Popular in the some area of South Kerala.In the Malabar area people make Iddi Chakka Thoran (Very small raw Jackfruit Thoran), Chakka Thoran, Mezhukkupuratti, Chakka Upperi etc..Do you know anything about Chakka Puzhukku?. Have you ever tasted it?. I would like to know from you. Iam from Malabar area and I was not aware about this recipe until my marriege. I came to know about this recipe from my wife Suja. She is from South Kerala.
                  Chakka Puzhukku with Pork curry OR Mutton curry is best combination. I have made it several times and it is tasty and a different dish.


           .  Jackfruit ( Little before ripe stage/ Nannai mootha Chakka ) - 1/2
             Shallots ( Small onion / Cheriya Ulli / Sambar ulli ) - A handful
             Garlic / Lasun / Veluthulli - 5 flakes
             Cumin seeds / Zira / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
             Aniseeds or fennel /Sounf / Perumjeerakam -1/2tsp
             Garam masala - ( Optional ) - 1/2 tsp
             Green chilli /Hara mirch / Pachamulaku -5 nos
             Black pepper /Kali mirchi /Kurumulaku - 1 tsp
             Turmeric / Haldi / Manjal - 1/2 tsp
             Coconut / Narial / Nalikeram -1/2 (Grated )
             Coriander powder / Dhaniya powder / Kothamalli powder - ( Optional ) - 1/2 tsp
             Coconut oil / Narial ka Thel / Velichenna - 5 tsp
             Curry leaves /Curry patta / Kariveppila - A handful
             Salt to taste.        

            1. Before cutting the Jackfruit grease your both hands and knife with Cocanut oil. When we cut the Jackfruit it will leave milky like thing which is so sticky.

            2. Then cut the Jackfruit into big two pieces. Take one half or as you required. Cut it again and take the flakes and remove the seeds. cut it into small pieces OR cut it into lengthwise.



            3. Crush shallots, garlic, cumin seeds, fennel, green chilli, black pepper, grated coconut, curry leaves lightly.
            Take a kadai with Jackfruit pieces and pour 2 to 3 glasses of water.Add salt, turmeric powder and put a lid on kadai. Cook it in a medium flame. After 5 minutes of cooking add crushed items and garam masala, coriander powder. Don't stir. put a lid on kadai and this may take 10 minutes. Put off the flames and open the lid . Add 5 tsp coconut oil at the end to get a great flavor.Stir well. 
          Nutritional Profile
        Serving size: 1 cup
        Calories: 155
        Total fat:0 mg
         Cholesterol: 0 mg
         Total Carbo Hydrates: 40 g
         Dietary Fiber: 3 g
         Sugar: -
         Vitamin A: 10%
          Vitamin C: 18%
          Calcium: 6%
          Iron: 6%
         This food is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.






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