Jackfruit tree's are found a lot in Kerala and in abundance. The fruit is consumed ripe and unripe.It's seeds are also using in cooking. When ripe it's very sweet and delicious.In kerala,the ripe fruit is used to make sweet treats like, Chakka Pradaman (pudding /payasam), Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit jam)....etc.
Unripe jackfruit is cooked as a vegetable.Chakka puzhukku is one way of preparing unripe jackfruit. Jackfruit is known as Chakka in malayalam.
250 gm - Unripe raw jack fruit pieces
1/4 tsp - Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 cup - Grated coconut
1 - Green chilli
1 - Shallot
1/4 tsp - Jeera / Cumin
Small piece of ginger
1 tsp - Mustard
1 ) Cook jackfruit pieces in water with red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt till done. Mash a bit of the cooked jackfruit with spoon.
2 ) Add the coarsely ground ingredients to the cooked jackfruit. Mix well and add some water to loosen up the mixture. Add salt as required.Cook for 2 minutes.
3 ) Season with mustard and curry leaves.
Serve as a side dish with rice.