Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Idichakka - Tender Raw Jack Fruit

Idichakka - Tender Raw Jackfruit

Once my hubby came from vegetable shopping, it was my turn to arrange the vegetables in the refrigerator. This week while I was arranging it, I was super excited to see this vegetable - The Tender Raw Jackfruit...Hmmmm... It is a super tasty dish and this dish is very seasonal so whenever the season sets in I make this dish.

Doing this dish is pretty easy,however, cleaning and cutting the Jackfruit is a very tiring and tedious job (I outsource this to my hubby :-) )

To cut the jackfruit oil your palms and the knife. You have cut the jackfruit into halves and then further into many pieces. As we would be using Tender Jackfruit, we need remove the outer prickly layer and use the rest of it for this preparation.


Tender Raw Jackfruit - 1 Cup
Green Chillies - 3
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric - A pinch
Curry leaves and Mustard - For tempering


 Clean the Jackfruit as described above. Then pressure cook the Jackfruit with a pinch of Turmeric for 2 whistles.

Meanwhile, in a mortar and pestle pound Coconut and Green chillies. If you find this difficult, then use Mixie. Don't make it into a paste. It should be crushed.

Then in a mortar and pestle pound the cooked Jackfruit. Don't make it into a paste.You can use a Mixer for this process.

Now, heat the kadai with one Tablespoon of coconut oil and add the Mustard seed and allow them to splutter. Then add the curry leaves and then add the pounded Jackfruit,pounded Coconut - Green Chillies.

Cook it on Medium flame for about 5 Minutes.

Serve with Rice and Sambhar or any other Kerala Delicacy. Sending this Dish to Vegan Thursday.


  1. I have not tasted or tried this one! Looks superb

  2. Even i havent tasted this idichakka, looks wonderful..

  3. oh...such a variety dish with jack fruit !! awesome awesome, so tempting... This weekend , i am gonna try this out in my kitchen :) and yes, wud definitely write bac 2 u Sowj... ;)

  4. Thank You Beni.. Let me know how it tasted...