Chakka kuru-Manga curry(Jackfruit seeds & Mango)
Posted by Annita on December 14, 2006
This is a well known favorite in Kerala cuisine.Jackfruit seeds are very nutritious and when cooked in coconut milk along with the sour green mango,produces a flavourfull and fabulous side dish to be served with rice.Unfortunately,fresh jackfruit seeds are not available to us,but I found some frozen ones during our Chicago trip 5-6 months back.Since then i was looking for green unripe mangoes,and finally got that too.
So here goes the recipe ..
Unripen green mango cut into medium size pieces – 1
Washed and cleaned jackfruit seeds cut into thin juliennes -2 cups
Green chillies slit- 2
Coconut ground into a smooth paste – 3/4 cup
Red chilly powder – 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Beaten curd – 1/4 cup
(An update: The original recipe doesn’t calls for curd,i added it just to make the curry more thicker and also I love the extra sourness of the curd …So please check for the sourness before adding this ingredient..Thanks Susan for mentioning about it.)
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Red Chillies – 2
Shallots/Pearl Onions(Kunjulli) chopped – 2
Curry leaves -a sprig
Oil – as needed
Cook jackfruit seeds,adding 1 cup water,green chillies and salt in medim heat.When they are half done add raw mangoes,turmeric powder and red chilly powder and cook until they are soft and tender.(Note :Cooking time for frozen seeds are very less when compared to the fresh ones)
Add ground coconut ,mix well and let it come to a slow boil.Now add beaten yogurt,simmer for 2 more minutes stirring in between.Switch of the heat and keep it aside.
Heat oil in another pan,and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Add red chillies,shallots and curry leaves and fry until they are brown.Pour this seasoning over the curry and serve with rice.
This is my first entry to Ashwini’s JFI-Coconut