Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu/Jack fruit Seeds Stir-Fry
Chakkakuru ularthiyathu is a quick and yummy stir fry made with jack fruit seeds. Jack fruits is a common fruit in south India. It is seasonal fruit and is available this time of the year. Back home in Kerala mom used to save the jack fruit seeds to make curries and stir-fries. It is just like any other vegetable and is used to make oyichu curry or in aviyal or to make upperi.
Yellow edible plump bulbs are the fruit. Jack fruit seeds are nutritious just like the fruit. It is rich in protein, iron, vital minerals, and antioxidants. It is easy to add jack fruit seeds to your diet. Treat it like any other seeds and it is a yummy snack by itself. It can be baked or steamed. Chop them up to make stir-fries. This stir fry is tasty and spicy with the flavor of fennel seeds, curry leaves and coconut oil. It is a perfect side dish for rice
Cooking time 30 minutes
Recipe type- side dish- vegetarian
Cuisine- Kerala- Indian
Chakkakuru/jack fruit seeds- 1 lb
Pearl onions- 10-12
Garlic pod- 2
Ginger chopped- 1/2 tsp
Sliced coconut- 3 tbs
Dry red chilly- 3-4
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Coconut oil- 1 1/2 tbs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Wash chakka kuru/jack fruit seeds. Peel off the top white skin and scrape the
bottom red skin. Cut into 3-4 small pieces. Cook jack fruit seeds along with turmeric, salt and one cup of water. Cover cook for 15 minutes in medium flame till it is soft and tender.
Method number 2 is to the jack fruit seeds. Pour water same
level and cook for 20 minutes till the seeds are fork tender (just like
potatoes ). Peel off the top white skin and cut into small pieces.
In the mortar pestle crush the dry red chilly, fennel seeds,shallot,garlic and a few curry leaves.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add
the sliced coconut and saute till it turns golden brown. Next add the crushed shallot mixture and a few curry leaves
saute till it turns golden brown. Add chilly powder, garam masala and the cooked jack fruit seeds and stir fry in medium high heat for two to three
minutes. Serve as a side dish for rice.
Hope you will all enjoy!