Sunday, 23 October 2011

JACK FRUIT/KADGI CHAKKO

In Kerala, one can find Jack fruit tree in every backyard of the houses. This fruit has rich sources of energy, minerals, vitamins....on the whole it is a healthy fruit. When it is tender it is used as a vegetable and we prepare so many things out of jack fruit.It has a very unique taste and the sweet smell is irresistible.... and liked by every one in my family. Here is a preparation of Jack fruit , in Konkani it is called KADGI...

WHAT YOU NEED:
TENDER JACK FRUIT


First clean and cut jack fruit in big cubes. Boil them in a cooker without adding water for 10 to 15 mins. (about 3 cups)

FOR THE MASALA:

Coconut 1/2 grated
Udad dal 1 tbsp
Tamarind size of a small lemon
Red chilly 9,10
Salt to taste

FOR THE SEASONING:

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds  2 pinches
Curry leaves 1 sprig
KADGI CHAKKO WITH FRESH JACK FRUIT..

HOW TO MAKE:

CLOSE VIEW OF THE JACK CHAKKO....


Fry the red chilly in little oil and remove. 
Fry udad dal in the same pan till it gets brown color.

Grind coconut, red chilly, fried udad dal,  tamarind, salt..all together in a mixie,  without adding water.

Then transfer this masala to a big vessel, mash  the boiled jack fruit pieces.and mix thoroughly  in the masala.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in kadahi, put mustard seeds to it. When it splutters add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves

Transfer the Jack fruit mixture to kadahi and saute well for a few minutes., See that not to burn the kadahi or mixture...

Serve Chakko as a side dish.






2 comments:

kayvee said...

Nice time to have decided to post something on tender jack fruit as the season has already begun.This versatile fruit or a tree vegetable as its called will soon reach every home and some homes have the trees which bear this fruit as it grows abundantly in coastal areas.
Kadgi chakko or sukka is liked by many.we can find even som enterprising people coming out with Kadgi Manchuri.In this part of the world its called as Gujje in Tulu language and hence "Gujje Manchuri"
Jay what you made here is an absolute beauty.Kadgi chakko amongst the Konkanis is the most popular dish out of the raw and tender jackfuit

Jayashree Divakar said...

Thank you Kayvee for the nice comment and thanx for giving a good info....

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