Monday, December 21, 2009

Chakka / Jackfruit Avial

Getting to see young unripe jack fruits in the market now. The young small ones will be good to make, thoran, avial, idichakka and like dishes. Jack fruits are found in abundance in kerala, during the season. Ripe and unripe fruit is used to make different dishes. Buy a small unripe jack fruit to make jack fruit avial.


4 cups - Unripe jack fruit, chopped to small pieces
1/2 to 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
4 to5 tsp - Curds
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
2 tbsp - Coconut oil
Salt to taste

Grind to a coarse paste

1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
1/4 tsp - Jeera
4 - Green chili
5 - Shallots/ small onion
2 flakes - Garlic
1 sprig - Curry leaves


1 ) Cook jack fruit with turmeric powder and salt till soft. You can pressure cook in cooker for one whistle or simmer and cook in a pan with enough water. Add a little coconut oil when the water boils.

2 ) Just coarsely grind ingredients listed to be ground. Add this mixture to the cooked jack fruit. Add salt to taste and bring to a boil. Then simmer, add curds and stir in.

3 ) Crush some curry leaves and add to the pan then pour coconut oil on top, stir and close with a lid. Take off stove and serve.

Serve as a side dish with rice.


Muraligeetham said...

wow!chakka avial looks delicious!!

subi said...

i love idichakka. never heard of avial from this. will this come out good with the canned jackfruit?

Malar Gandhi said...

I am hearing this great dish' using raw jack fruit from many' these days...Where to find them in market (US)?

This aviyal looks very tempting.

Pravs said...

muraligeetham : thanks :)

Subi: Will make idichakka soon.
I have not tried with i get fresh ones :) I had seen frozen jackfruit in new orleans..frozen will be better than canned.

Malar : You could check out the frozen section in indian store or you can get lucky in chinese stores.

Superchef said... craving for these right now!! :(

Cham said...

Interesting never tasted before!

s said...

New to me..but wonderful nevertheless...

Jisha said...

wow...looks yummy..havent tried anything like this before..will surely try this.