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Chakka Aviyal(Jackfruit Aviyal)

Posted by Annita on March 24, 2006

Jackfruit Jack fruit dishes like ‘Chakka Pradhaman’(Jack fruit Pudding),’Chakka Varatti’ (Jackfruit Jam)& ‘Chakka Varuthathu’(Jack fruit Chips) are very popular in Kerala.’Chakka‘ (Jackfruit) can be eaten whole or cooked .But its seeds are very nutritious ,it is a rich source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, vitamins like A,B and C, and minerals like calcium, zinc, and phosphorous. Their health benefits are wide-ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive, anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, etc.More information from Jackfruit can be obtained here.’Chakka Aviyal‘(Jackfruit Aviyal) ,my mom -in -laws speciality, is a little tweaked from traditional Kerala Aviyal .I really appreciate her creativity in making ‘aviyal’ with almost anything.Deepu had been missing this ‘chakka aviyal‘ for last 2 years.So i decided to give it a try with the frozen jackfruit ,the only choice for us.Those frozen jackfruits lacked almost everything ,the color, taste, texture..but after cooking ,it somehow regained its properties,and it tasted almost the same.
And here’s the recipe..
Young green jackfruit-1 cup
(Do not use the sweet/ripen will get all messed up)
Turmeric powder -a pinch
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Garlic – 1 clove
Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – a few
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tsp

Jackfruit pieces
Frozen Jackfruit cut into stripes
Cut each jackfruit bulbs into thin stripes and cook it adding little water,turmeric and salt.Grind together coconut,chilly powder,jeera,garlic and half of curry leaves using less water.When the jackfruit pieces are cooked well,stir the ground ingredients and tamarind paste into it.Simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.Garnish with coconut oil and add the rest half of curry leaves into it.Close the lid and let the aroma spread into the curry.

Chakka Aviyal
Chakka Aviyal

Posted by Annita


18 Responses to “Chakka Aviyal(Jackfruit Aviyal)”

  1. Kay said

    Wow! never heard of it, till now. Looks great!

    I love the jackfruit chips, even better than plaintain chips! My father never fails to bring a huge packet of this chips from Kerala, everytime he visits the place.

    My husband is really crazy about jackfruit chips..But i like potato chips better..:))


  2. Hey ,
    I like jackfruit.Nice to see another new recipe.

    Try doing it if u get a chance Vineela


  3. RP said

    Annitaaaaa, can I come and stay with you???? You make such delicious food everyday!

    Thanks RP!!You are invited to my house.:)


  4. mika said

    wow, I love green jackfruit (obvious, isn't it). But the frozen and
    canned ones always lack in taste. So I eat it only in India. My
    grandmom makes a kerala style curry with it. The recipe is almost the
    same except we use green chilies and no garlic. Since your verdict is
    this dish turns out well with frozen jackfruit, I will have to try it
    real soon.

    Actually I thought about u just before posting it..and i really expected a comment from u..:))

    You can try it Mika,After cooking it gave almost the same taste.


  5. Lekha said

    Hi annita,
    I cannot thank you enough for all these yummy kerala recipes. now i
    feel like i don't have to pick up the phone and call my amma every time
    i need to cook something good.:) u'r recipes are exactly like my
    mother's. so thanks once again. keep posting.
    lekha menon

    Thanks for your gentle words Lekha..I'm happy to hear that u like my recipes..And welcome to my blog..:)


  6. ammmmaaaaa…..chakka aviyal…Ayyo Enikku Kothiyavunneee…

    Welcome to my blog..!!

    Naattil evideya?Trivandrum??


  7. CyberRowdy said

    no…I am half kottayamite & Half Kuttanadan… hehehe…lol…my amma from Kuttanad and my achan from kottayam…why? did I say anything stupid?

    I thought Chakka Aviyal is popular only in TVM area..And u sounded like u r familiar with it..Thats why i asked like that..:)And u know,my mom is also from Kottayam and my dad from Cherthala..:)


  8. CyberRowdy said

    yes…Chakka Aviyal is popular in both Kottayam and Kuttanad…..please post Theeyal Recipe…cheers..

    I've already posted a Theeyal recipe.Here's the link


  9. rosh said

    Didn’t know there was a Aviyal in jackfruit . I always used to get excited waiting when my mom prepares Chakka Pradhaman. Kerala food come occasionally in our household. Now the time’s come to summon my chef (my mom) to try Chakka Avial…

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  11. Rg said

    Annita, sounds delicious again…just like your other recipes…

    I've never heard of chakka aviyal…I've heard only chakka erisseri….

    BTW, is this young green jackfruit the unripened jackfruit or…. I mean is this the Idichakka/kada chakka? I've bought a can from international market which has name on it as young green jackfruit but that's actually the bread fruit(kada chakka or idichakka whatever that is called as)Could you clarify on that…so that I can try this recipe this week? Thanks Annita.

    Chakka Aviyal is popular in Trivandrum area i guess.Its my mom -in -laws recipe.

    Yes..ur right is unripened jackfruit only.. not kadachakka..I bought it from an Indian grocery was a frozen packet..not the can..I donno whether it is available in can.Hope this helps Rg..


  12. Naimah said

    hi Annita

    am desperately lookinf for chakka varatti recipe. am seeing too much of jack fruits down my block, n i just wan to eat that varatti asap. last time i ate was 5 years back, wen i was newly married, family friend brought from kerala. i juz loveeeeee kerala food..from Singapore

    Hi Naimah,

    You are very lucky to get fresh ripened jackfruits there.I really miss those.I have a chakka varatti recipe and the snaps which i took during my last kerala trip.Will post it soon..And thanks for visiting my blog.


  13. Nissy said

    Do you know, how to make chakkakuru mango curry. One of my favorite. I was looking for the recipe. !!!!

    I know it,but no way to get chakka kuru here,Nissy..But will try to post that recipe without the photoz ok..


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