Idichakkai upperi / Raw Jackfruit curry

Idichakki Upperi / Raw Jack fruit curry is one such popular dish in Kerala, in which tender jackfruit is cooked, then shredded and stir fried with coconut,some spices and served along with steamed rice. Idichakkai upperi is one of the famous dish in Kerala cuisine. Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit from March to may. Initially it will be very small and when it ripens it will become large in size. You can make a lot of recipes with jackfruit like iddichakkai thoran, Chakka Chips, Elai adai ,Chakka Pradaman,  Chakka varatti. Idichakkai upperi is made out of fresh tender jackfruits, mildly spiced and flavored with fresh coconut.

Also check my other South Indian recipes

 Beans Nei thuvattal

Urulaikizhangu podimas

Seppankizhangu roast

Pulikuthi upperi

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Idichakkai Upperi / Raw Jackfruit curry

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Idichakki Upperi / Raw Jack fruit curry is one such popular dish in Kerala, in which tender jackfruit is cooked, then shredded and stir fried with coconut,some spices and served along with steamed rice. Idichakkai upperi is one of the famous dish in Kerala cuisine. Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit from March to may. Initially it will be very small and when it ripens it will become large in size. You can make a lot of recipes with jackfruit like iddichakkai thoran, Chakka Chips, Elai adai ,Chakka Pradaman, Chakka varatti. Idichakkai upperi is made out of fresh tender jackfruits, mildly spiced and flavored with fresh coconut.
Also check my other South Indian recipes
 Beans Nei thuvattal
Urulaikizhangu podimas
Seppankizhangu roast
Pulikuthi upperi
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Poriyal, Side Dish, Upperi
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Mixie

Ingredients
  

  • 1 no Raw Jackfruit/ Idichakka
  • few Freshly Grated Coconut
  • few Curry leaves
  • 2 nos Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • To taste Salt

For Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dhal
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • few Curry leaves

Instructions
 

  • Spread a newspaper and place the raw jackfruit on it. Apply coconut oil on your palms and the knife. Else the sticky gum that oozes out of the jackfruit will get stick on your hands.
  • Cut the jackfruit into half and then into big cubes with the skin. Then slowly remove the skin.
  • Cook these pieces with turmeric powder and little water for about 2 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  • Once cool, remove and pound the pieces with a pestle or use the masher to get some shredded jackfruit. You can also use the mixer but make sure it doesn’t become smooth paste.
  • Grind the grated coconut, green chillies and curry leaves, keep aside. Heat a Kadai with coconut oil, add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Add the ground coconut, curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add the shredded jackfruit pieces and sauté. Fry in medium flame for few minutes.
  • Finally drizzle about 2 tsps of coconut oil over the thoran. The thoran goes well with sambar and Mor kootan.

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Keyword Idichakkai upperi, Palakai poriyal, Raw jackfruit curry

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spread a newspaper and place the raw jackfruit on it. Apply coconut oil on your palms and the knife. Else the sticky gum that oozes out of the jackfruit will get stick on your hands.
  • Cut the jackfruit into half and then into big cubes with the skin. Then slowly remove the skin.
  • Cook these pieces with turmeric powder and little water for about 2 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  • Once cool, remove and pound the pieces with a pestle or use the masher to get some shredded jackfruit. You can also use the mixer but make sure it doesn’t become smooth paste.
  • Grind the grated coconut, green chillies and  curry leaves, keep aside. Heat a Kadai with coconut oil, add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Add the ground coconut, curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add the shredded jackfruit pieces and sauté. Fry in medium flame for few minutes.

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  • Finally drizzle about 2 tsps of coconut oil over the thoran. The thoran goes well with sambar and Mor kootan.

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Comments

Amrita
8th September 2020 at 3:39 PM

This is an interesting recipe of jackfruit. I have never tried it before. Normally we cook jackfruit with potatoes to make curry. Love this recipe



8th September 2020 at 3:42 PM

The curry looks interesting. I have only made a curry out of jack fruit seeds but not with fruit. The fruit itself is very delicious, making stir fry out of it, sounds more interesting. It’s nice to know new recipes. Great share!



Hem lata srivastava
8th September 2020 at 4:14 PM

Jack fruit is one of my favorite veggie but I have never made it this way. Next time I will surely try it, saved in my wish list.



9th September 2020 at 12:17 AM

Niranjana I’ve yet to try using jackfruit in preparing dishes. While I don’t like the smell of the ripe jackfruit, I’ve had a couple of dishes made with raw one in Bangkok and liked them. Like how you’ve explained how to cut jackfruit as most recipes don’t mention. Hopefully, next time I’m in India will get a chance to use jackfruit.



9th September 2020 at 9:00 AM

I love jackfruit curry never tried with coconut .. will love to try your version.. sounds so flavourful!



9th September 2020 at 11:27 AM

This is an interesting recipe of jackfruit. I love jackfruit curry but have never tried it this way. Normally we fry the jackfruit and cooked onion tomato gravy. Beautiful recipe!!



9th September 2020 at 4:03 PM

I like jackfruit but never tasted this thoran. It looks tasty and pairs well with any meal, must try it sometime.



9th September 2020 at 6:00 PM

Love this simple and flavorful upperi with jackfruit. Perfect with rice and curry. Looks irresistible.



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