Raw jackfruit or Idiyan chakka is so yummy when used in sambar, thoran or puzuku. Today I have made this simple thoran which is very commonly cooked in most of the homes.
Jackfruit tree is one common tree which you can find in most of the backyards of any house in Kerala. It’s a very tedious and messy job in cleaning the raw jackfruit or the riped ones.
Whilst cleaning rub some oil in the knife and your hands so that the glue from the raw jackfruit does not stick to your hands and its easy to clean too.
My mom makes this too good and this is how she makes it.
Time Taken : 45 minutes for cooking and preparing
Raw jackfruit – 1 no. (skinned out and cleaned well - ref to the pic how to clean) *
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Red chilli whole – 6 or 8 nos.
Urud dal – 1 tbsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Salt to taste
Fresh grated coconut – ½ cup
Garlic crushed – 6 nos
Asafetida – a pinch
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
* Clean and drop the cut pieces into a bowl of water
Add a ½ cup of water to it add turmeric and cook the raw jackfruit till cooked. Don’t add too much water as it will make this mushy. You can keep adding water if needed to cook it in the right consistency. Once cooked let it cool.
If any water left out during the cooking process, drain it out. Use a masher and just mash the raw jackfruit with the hand masher
In a kadai add coconut oil, mustard, urud dal, red chilli, curry leaves and crushed garlic and sauté for a minute more, now add the mashed raw jackfruit. Give it a good mix.
Now add salt and let it get nicely mixed.
Throw in the coconut grated, check the salt level and mix well.
Serve this with steamed rice, sambar and as a side dish this will go well.
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