Sunday, May 01, 2011

Kadgi Chakko - Jackfruit side dish

Kadgi chakko is a side dish using tender raw jackfruit. This is a traditional Konkani dish and a favourite of most Konkani people. My husband who was earlier always wary of eating jackfruit, loves this dish and in the months of summer, when tender jackfruit is available in the market, this dish is a regular at our place. So here's the recipe.

Tender jackfruit - 1/2 kg
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Red chillies       -7-8 (as per taste). This dish needs to be slightly spicy.
Urad dal           - 1tbsp
Mustard           - 1 tsp
Fenugreek (methi seeds) - 1tsp
Salt to taste

The jackfruit should be tender, where the seeds are soft and without the flaky outer white skin. Cut the jackfruit into medium-sized chunks.

Now, cook the jackfruit pieces in salted water until cooked but firm. You can pressure cook it too. Traditionally the jackfruit is cut into long strips and after cooking, the jackfruit is pounded  into smaller pieces.
Once cooked, lightly pound the jackfruit, so that the masala gets infused into it.

For the masala, grind together coconut, red chillies, and tamarind into a coarse paste until as little water as possible. Fry the urad dal in a tsp of oil, until brown and fragnant. Add it to the ground masala and grind it for another 20-30 seconds in the mixer. Keep aside.

In a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil. Add mustard and methi seeds. When they splutter add the ground masala, a little water, and cook until the raw smell goes off and the water dries up. Then add the cooked jackfruit and a little salt. Mix well and cook covered on a slow flame for another 5 minutes. This makes a great accompaniment to dal and rice.


Now Serving said...

This is a yummy preparation of Jack fruit!
I made a jack fruit dish recently yet to be blogged -
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raji said...

yum yum..I had tasted this before ..we havyak's have a similar recipie (like a palya with few masalas)but I always admire this particular tasty konani dish.Thanks for revaling the recipie:))

aipi said...

Jackfruit in any form is my absolute fav- this one looks delicious too :)
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Mak said...

oh wow...super

A said...

I am not a cooking fan but I am an eating fan and it looks delicious.

Kitchen Boffin said...

jack fruit is my favourite... looks so delicious... lovely space you have... following you


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