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Kadachakka Kuzhachathu / Kerala Side Dish

kadachakka kuzhachathu

Kadachakka kuzhachathu is nothing but mashed breadfruit mixed with coconut a very vegan and traditional dish of Kerala. Kadachakka is again a backyard fruit, commonly available in Kerala. Jackfruit or chakka is also made the same way. During my childhood, my late grandmother used to make breadfruit chips (kadachakka chips)there was a huge "kadachakka maram" in her backyard and come vacations; we have these yummy chips to munch on. 

Breadfruit is mixed with coarsely grinded coconut and lastly seasoned with coconut oil, mustard seeds, chilies, and curry leaves. A very healthy and easy side dish for rice and best to pair with nadan meen curry.



Easy step by step pictures:
Serves: 4
I made with two  breadfruits.

Remove the skin and the stem inside. Cut them into small pieces, wash thoroughly and strain and put into a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pan. Add little water and salt....pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistle. Open when the steam is released by itself.

Grated coconut, green chilies, shallots, garlic....and (ofcourse turmeric powder; not in pic) to make the coconut mix.


Grind them coarsely. Open cooker and mash the breadfruit and add in the grinded coconut. Mix well.

Heat a tadka pan with coconut oil, add in mustard seeds, shallots (cheriya ulli), and broken Kashmiri chilies. Pour this over and mix and cover with a lid.
Serve hot.


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Kadachakka Kuzhachathu


PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: cook time    |  AUTHOR::
  kadachakka kuzhachathu  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Breadfruits/Kadachakka: 2 medium.
  • Coconut scraped: 1 cup.
  • Green chilies: 3 or 4.
  • Garlic: 8 to 10 cloves.
  • Shallots, cheriya ulli: A handful, (divided).
  • Organic turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Water: 1/2 cup or as needed.
  • Kashmiri Chilies: 2, broken.
  • Curry leaves: 1 sprig
  • Coconut Oil: 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  METHOD:

  1. Peel, remove the stem, cube and wash the breadfruit. Put the cleaned fruit into the pressure cooker.
  2. Add in salt and water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Open when the steam is released by itself.
  3. Grind coarsely, coconut
  4. Grind coarsely coconut, green chilies, garlic, shallots, and turmeric.
  5. Mash the breadfruit with a ladle and add in the grinded coconut and mix well. put the fire on simmer, allow the coconut mix to get lightly heated up.
  6. In a tadka pan, heat coconut oil, add in mustard seeds, shallots, red chilies, and curry leaves. Once it is lightly fried.
  7. Pour over the breakfruit and mix. Close with a lid.
  8. Serve with rice.

NOTES

  • You can make breadfruit (kadachakka chips), the link I have given above.

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