Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Idichakka Thoran ( Stir-fried tender jackfruit with coconut from Kerala)



Ingredients

3 cups roughly chopped tender jackfruit
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt or to taste

Ground to a coarse paste

1 cup grated fresh coconut
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 cloves garlic(Optional)
2-3 tbsp water

Tempering

2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp rice grains
2 dried red chillies, halved
1/2 cup onions sliced (optional)
1 green chilli, halved
1 sprig curry leaves

Place jackfruit in a pressure pan with turmeric powder, salt and 1 cup water.  Cook for 1 or 2 whistlesand turn off the heat.  remove from cooker, drain and crush jackfruit with a ladle into small shreds.
Blend in ground paste and set aside.
Heat oil for tempering in a frying pan over moderate heat.  Add remaining ingredients for tempering in the order given.  When mustard seeds splutter, add, onions, jackfruit, Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes till mixture is dry
Serve hot as a side dish.

Note: 500 gms of tender jackfruit is needed to get 3 cups of cleaned and chopped jackfruit.

10 comments:

Maayeka said...

loved this kerela style stir fry.today I have also posted jackfruit stir fry:)

Lubna Karim said...

Very new to me....sounds yum....

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious dear

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious dear

Rajani said...

You have recreated a tresured Kerala recipe so well! I love tender jackfruit - if only someone sold them chopped, sigh!

Shanthi said...

Looks delicious and perfect

Priya said...

Wat a fantastic,super delicious thoran, mouthwatering here.

Tina said...

Lovely...

frank lucas said...

Sounds like a real winner to me! I would love to try some.
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frank lucas said...

Sounds like a real winner to me! I would love to try some.
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