Chakka puzhukku /Jackfruit Mash

Chakka puzhukku is raw jackfruit is cooked and mashed. it is flavored with coconut and spices. It is a typical preparation in Kerala households when jackfruit is in season.


Unripened jackfruit, chopped – 1 kg
Jackfruit seeds – 10 nos
Grated coconut- 2 cups
Coconut oil – 3 tbsp

To crush using pestle and mortar
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilli- 5 
Garlic cloves- 4 
Shallots/Kunjulli- 4
Cumin seeds- a pinch
Curry leaves

Cut raw jackfruit into pieces. Clean and cut jackfruit seeds in to 2 pieces as well. In a pressure cooker, add jackfruit and jackfruit seeds along with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for 1-2 whistles. Once cooked, add the crushed ingredients with 2 cups of grated coconut to the cooked jackfruit. Keep it on flame for 2-3 minutes. Now add coconut oil and curry leaves. Switch off the stove. Serve hot.

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