Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How can we prepare Idichakka Thoran (Tender Jackfruit)

Idichakka Thoran (Tender Jackfruit)
1. 3 cups tender jackfruit, diced
2. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
3. Salt to taste
4. 1 cup water
5. 1 cup coconut, grated
6. ¼ tsp cumin seeds
7. ½ tsp chilli powder
8. 2 garlic cloves

For the seasoning
1. 2 dsp refined vegetable oil
2. ½ tsp mustard seeds
3. 1 tsp rice
4. 2 dry red chillies, halved
5. A few curry leaves

1. Place the diced jackfruit in a pan with a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste. Ad 1 cup water and cook till done.
2. Drain the cooked jackfruit, crush with a pestle and shred.
3. Coarsely grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds, chilli powder and garlic.
4. Heat oil and allow mustard seeds and rice to splutter. Add red chillies and curry leaves. Saute till brown.
5. Add the coarsely ground ingredients to the jackfruit and saute again. Allow the mixture to dry out completely before removing from heat. Serve hot.

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