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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  


  • 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


  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.


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

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