Sunday, October 23, 2011

Edichakka Thoran/Tender Jackfruit Thoran



Back home we have few jackfruit trees in our backyard so we get to eat a lot every summer  and  I never really missed eating this  until I moved to U.K. We eat all forms of this fruit, like the tender stage called Edi chakka, then the raw jackfruit and ripen one, even the seeds of the jackfruit !! We even cook some dumplings in jackfruit leaves which gives a unique flavour .

Once  in a month  I go to a Srilankan shop here where I get all Indian veggies,when I see all those fresh green veggies I go wild and end up buying a lottt, but after coming back I have a tough job, chopping and freezing it, but it makes my job easier for the rest of the week.Coming to my topic,on our last week's visit to that shop I was soo thrilled to see tender jackfruit/Edi chakka ,without even thinking I picked up one,had no idea how to cook it as I never bothered to watch my mom cooking it. Gave a ring to mum and she gave me instructions how to clean and cook it and so hereit  is  :)

Ingredients
Edi chakka - 1
Shallots -5-7
Garlic- 1 or 2pods
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Redchilly powder - 3/4 tbs
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt
For tempering
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Whole redchilly-1
Curry leaves- few
Oil

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Preparation
Clean edichakka and peel the thick green outer skin till you find the white porous flesh.Chop it into big slices and pressure cook it with redchilly powder,turmeric and salt for 1-2 whistles.Once it is cooked gently mash it ,leaving the centre portion ( pillar kind of thing which holds it ). Make a coarse paste of grated coconut, garlic, shallots and cumin seeds.In another saucepan sputter mustard seeds, whole redchilly, curryleaves and add edichakka and coarse coconut paste cook it for 1-2 minute.

14 comments:

julie said...

Authentic Kerala recipe.. Looks yummy n delicious !!!Long time since I had this..

Hari Chandana said...

very delicious and traditional recipe.. looks perfect !!
Indian Cuisine

Tina said...

Never tried this one... looks yummy...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!,Luv this Jackfruit Thoran.Luks yumm and deliciously done too.

Priya said...

Wow super delicious thoran..yumm..

Kaveri said...

Yummy recipe...one of my favorites

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Suja said...

Kadittu kothiyavunnu,seems it has been ages since I had this..adipoli thoran

Sobha Shyam said...

i love this edichakka thoran, looks absolutely delicious, we dnt get it here and missing this a lot..

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Ohhh I luv this, I wish I could find Edichakka here. Luks yumm and perfect.

Amy said...

ohhh why did you post this?? :)) Do you know here I am craving for raw jackfruit curry or any dish,even we visited 'Little India' in Singapore day before yesterday,but couldnt find... :)
This looks yummy & I wish if i could taste it...
& Wish you a Happy Diwali too!!

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so yummy and Happy Diwali to you too...

Priya's Feast said...

Edichakka Thoran...This is my fav.

Deepti said...

ages since I got to taste it...lovely recipe

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