Monday, 16 April 2012

Raw jackfruit aviyal/chakka aviyal (Maami's corner)

Summer time in India means plenty of jackfruit & mangoes.  
Many a times when travelling in Kerala, we have seen jackfruits rotting away. Now, staying in Pune, we yearn for this fruit, for the many forms it can take in Kerala’s traditional cusine, as ERISSERY, AVIYAL, PUZHUKKU or CHIPS. 
Yes, it is available in the many “Kerala stores”  that continue to mushroom all over Pune & Mumbai, even though it is a bit pricey at Rs.50 per Kg. For a 10 kg fruit that should be....! Not bad for something that, not so long ago used to be rotting away with no takers!!  

Raw jackfruit: 250 g
Jackfruit seeds: 10 cut lengthwise
Drumstick: 2 cut into 2” pieces
Raw mango: 1 peeled & sliced
Coconut grating: ½ cup
Green chilli: 2
Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds: ¼ tsp
Shallots: 3
Curry leaves: a few
Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Cook jackfruit, drumstick, jackfruit seeds & raw mango with turmeric powder, chilli powder & ½ a cup of water.
In the meantime, grind coconut, green chilli, shallots & cumin. ( adding a few fresh curry leaves will give a nice aroma.)
Add ground masala to the cooked vegetables & salt too.
Last, pour coconut oil & add a curry leaves.
Keep covered for sometime before serving.

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