Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku is a traditional dish from Kerala prepared with raw jackfruit and with some fresh spices. Puzhukku is a popular dish in Kerala and it is made with different vegetables like Tapioca, Jackfruit, Green gram, etc., Here I have made the puzhukku with jackfruit. The jackfruit should be half ripened for this recipe to get the best taste. Fully ripened jackfruit will not give the original taste. Chakka / Jackfruit Puzhukku is usually served with Kerala style porridge and mango pickle.  I made this recipe for publishing in a Tamil Magazine and keeping in mind about the A to Z recipe Challenge, I was holding this recipe to post for the letter J. This recipe is from my grandmom. This post is a dedication for my dear paati.

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Jackfruit Puzhukku / Chakka Puzhukku

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Puzhukku is a popular dish in Kerala and it can be made with different vegetables like Tapioca, Jackfruit, Green gram, etc., Here I have made the puzhukku with jackfruit. The jackfruit should be half ripened for this recipe to get the best taste. If it is ripened fully, then the original taste cannot be achieved. This is usually served with Kerala style porridge and mango pickle.  
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Nos Half ripened jackfruit
  • 1 cup Shredded coconut
  • few Curry leaves
  • 3 Nos Red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Jaggery
  • As req Salt

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dhal

Instructions
 

  • Take half ripened jackfruit and remove the seeds.
  • Chop all the jackfruit into thin strips or legthwise.
  • Transfer the chopped jackfruit into a vessel, add turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and water.
  • Pressure cook the jackfruit.
  • Now transfer the cooked jackfruit into a heavy bottomed vessel and mash it well.
  • Allow it to boil to get rid of the water.
  • Meanwhile in a small kadai add coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds.
  • Once they crack, add urad dhal, saute until it turn golden brown in colour.
  • Add it into the mashed jackfruit. Also add some fresh curry leaves into it.
  • Once the puzhukku thickens and is devoid of water, add the shredded coconut and mix well.
  • Chakka puzhukku or Jackfruit puzhukku is ready.
  • Serve it with kerala porridge or mango pickle.

Video

Notes

The Jackfruit should be half ripened. It should not be ripened fully for this recipe.
Keyword Chakka Puzhukku, Jackfruit Puzhukku, Kerala cuisine, Kootu, Puzhukku

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Take half ripened jackfruit and remove the seeds.
  • Chop all the jackfruit into thin strips or legthwise. S

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku_sliced lengthwise

  • Transfer the chopped jackfruit into a vessel, add turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and water.

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku_before cooking

  • Pressure cook the jackfruit.

Jackfruit / Chakka Puzhukku_after cooking

  • Now transfer the cooked jackfruit into a heavy bottomed vessel and mash it well.
  • Allow it to boil to get rid of the water.

  • Meanwhile in a small kadai add coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add urad dhal, saute until it turn golden brown in colour.

  • Add it into the mashed jackfruit. Also add some fresh curry leaves into it.
  • Once the puzhukku thickens and is devoid of water, add the shredded coconut and mix well.

  • Chakka puzhukku or Jackfruit puzhukku is ready.

  • Serve it with kerala porridge or mango pickle.

This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated by bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month. This month alphabet is ‘J’, so my contribution for this month is Jackfruit Puzhukku. 

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Comments

3rd November 2019 at 7:50 PM

Love this sweet & spicy dish using jackfruit. It looks so delicious & tempting.



shobhakeshwani
11th November 2019 at 7:10 AM

This is new to me Never seen or tasted it Interesting recipe. I will try it when I get jackfruit.



11th November 2019 at 7:44 PM

I am so in love with this recipe, Niranjana. Bless you for posting these traditional recipes.



13th November 2019 at 5:03 PM

This Chakka Puzhukku is very new to me. Since I love jackfruit, I’m sure I’ll love this. Would love to try this out next summer. 🙂

There’s no spice added to the dish except for the dried red chilli used in the tempering?



14th November 2019 at 7:09 PM

A new recipe for me but must say Chakka Puzhukku looks very inviting. I’ve yet to try cooking with jackfruit.



poonampagar
22nd November 2019 at 5:20 PM

I have yet to try my hands with cooking jackfruit. Your jackfruit dish with jaggery, coconut and flavorful tempering sounds so tempting ! Recipes from geanparents are so close to our heart , isn’t it ?



    23rd November 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Do try, Poonam.. This is one of the traditional recipes of Palakkad. Unfortunately this dish is forgotten in many families. Apart from aviyal, plan there are so many traditional recipes and I am lucky to learn from grandmom. She taught me this recipe few months back to publish in a magazine. And it is always close to my heart.



Renu Agrawal Dongre
23rd November 2019 at 10:01 PM

A completed new and a different recipe to me. I love jackfruit so much that I just eat it as is. Would love to give this a try.



29th November 2019 at 1:42 PM

A new and very interesting recipe to me, never seen or tasted it. I loved this sweet and spicy traditional recipe. thanks for sharing it Niranjana!!



29th November 2019 at 7:24 PM

Every Palakkad Iyer’s love is Jackfruit and i am no exception. My mouth waters at the sight of Puzhukku. Loved it, always have. This recipe is a treasure Niranjana. Curious – What did you pair this with? Would love to know.



Seema Doraiswamy Sriram
1st December 2019 at 2:05 PM

So nice to see the semiripe jackfruit being used. this was my request when I was small to amma, whenever she made chakka puzhukku. seriously missing the jackfruits more now



Ankita
2nd December 2019 at 12:15 AM

Interesting recipe. Love to try..



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