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GOK #51: Chakka Puzhukku/Mashed Jackfruit

GOK #51:  Chakka Puzhukku/Mashed Jackfruit
Chakka Puzhukku is a traditonal dish of Kerala which is a mushy preparation with unripe jackfruit cooked well with coconut and other spices. It is definitely worth a try!

Unripe jackfruit – 1/4 th of a medium jackfruit, cleaned, pitted and roughly chopped 
Grated coconut – 1.5 cup 
Cumin seeds  – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Garlic – 2 – 3 small
Green chillies – 2 – 3 or red chilly powder – 1/2 – 1 tsp 
Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs 
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – To taste

1. Boil the chopped jackfruit with enough water, few curry leaves and salt. Cover and cook until done, stirring in between.

2. Grind the coconut, turmeric powder, green chillies, garlic and cumin seeds to a coarse mixture. 

3. When the jackfruit is done, add the ground coconut mixture and let it cook for a few minutes. Taste-check for salt. Switch off. 

4. Add a  few curry leaves and a tbsp of coconut oil. Serve hot with mulaku chammanthi, thenga chammanthi or fish curry.

Courtesy:  Maya Akhil