Idichakka Thoran


Ingredients (Serves 5) :

Tender Green Jackfruit or Idichakka -- 400 gms, cut into pieces
Grated Coconut     --  ½ cup
Shallots                     -- 1
Green Chillies         -- 2
Turmeric Powder -- a pinch
Salt                              -- to Taste
Coconut oil              -- 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds        -- 1 tsp
Urad Dal                    -- 1 tsp
Dried Red Chillies  -- 1 or 2
Curry leaves             -- 3 - 4


If using fresh jackfruit, take the fruit out of the skin and cut them into small pieces. Cook for 1 - 2 whistles in a pressure cooker adding water and a pinch of salt.

I used the frozen packet from Daily Delight brand. They are pre-cooked and frozen.

Using a mortar and pestle, shred the jackfruit pieces. Once done, pound the green chillies, shallots and the shredded coconut as well.

You can pulse it in the mixer as well but make sure that it is not overdone.

Mix the shredded jackfruit,coconut, shallots, green chillies, salt and turmeric powder in a bowl.

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Heat a pan with coconut oil, add the mustard seeds, once they splutter, add the urad dal and red chillies and curry leaves. Once, the dal changes color, add the jackfruit mixture and sauté.

Let it cook on a low flame with the lid on. For about 15 minutes. Make sure to give a quick sauté in between. Check for salt and doneness.

Switch of the flame and serve with rice and curry.


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