Idichakka Thoran| How to make idichakka thoran2020-02-02
Idichakka Thoran | Idiyan chakka thoran
Tradtional young jackfruit stir fry
Idichakka thoran recipe – jackfruit is one fo the favourite fruit of South Indians. Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit which is available in the month of March to May. This recipe I made with young jackfruit whihc we called idichakka,idiyanchakka etc. I got this idichakka from my neighbour aunty and I made thoran that day itself. jackfruit dishes are one of my favuorite childhood memories. We make lots of dishes with jackfruit like sitr fry, puzhukku,chips,kheer,jam or even papad with jackfruit. I have already posted chakka puzhukku which is a Vishu fesival recipe. I have also posted chakka prdhaman / Jackfruit kheer with step by step photos. My kids love jackfruit jam like anything and my parents make and preserve jackfruit jam in big glass jars for thier summer holiday. Waiting for next vacation :). Apart from this sentimental side, Jackfruit is a very healthy fruit which is rich in fiber, vitamin c,pottasium and many other nutrients. Jackfruit also helps in redusing sugar level in dabetic patients if consumed in right way. I prepared this ididchalla thoran in traditonal way and hope you all will like this recipe.
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How to make Idichakka Thoran
1/2 kg of idichakka/young jackfruit
10 nos of shallots
6-7 nos of garlic
1 spn. of crushed red chillies
1/2 spn. of Mustard seeds
2 springs of Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. of Coconut oil
Remove outer green thorny part of jackfruit and cut into small pieces. Pressure cook with salt and one glass of water.
Two whistles in middle flame will be enough to cook jackfruit. Allow to cool and mash the pieces using a spatula or crush using small jar of mixer grinder without adding water (This is the traditional way for making idichakka thoran)
Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
Add crushed shallots and garlic mix. Fry for 1 min in low flame.
Add crushed chilli flakes. Stir well for few seconds.
Add mashed idichakka and mix well for on minute in high flame. Cover the pan and reduce the flame to low and cook for 1-2 minute.
Pour one spoon of coconut oil over the stir fry (optional) and close the lid. Serve after two minutes.