Idichakka Thoran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry), my mom-in-law used to do this often. I learnt this recipe from her. In Kerala, they call this curry as Idichakka Thuvaran. The reason for this name is, in earlier days, people need to cook the raw(tender) jackfruit and they mince the cooked jackfruit in mortar and pestle that's why the name Idichakka(Chakkaya Idikaradhu). But now, we all are using mixer and grinder instead of mortar and pestle. I have also crushed the cooked jackfruit pieces in mixer only. But mixer crushing makes it more coarse than the hand crushed. If you have a mortar and pestle, then choose them instead of mixer to get more nicer and traditional curry.

Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)
Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)

Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)
Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Servings6

Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)
Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)

Ingredients:
Tender Raw Jackfruit1 small size (about 500 grams)
Onion1
Turmeric1/4 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo taste


For Grinding:
Grated Coconut1/2 Cup*
Green Chillies2
Garlic Cloves6-7 pieces
Ginger1 inch piece
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml
For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Red Chilli2
Curry Leavesfew

Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)
Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)

Method:
  1. Remove the outer skin of the Jackfruit and  cut the fleshy parts into chunks. Wash them well. Take the chopped jackfruit pieces in a sauce pan along with salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and add water and cook it in stove top. We can also pressure cook them and allow it for 2 whistles. Sometimes pressure cooker method, makes them so mushy and hence I prefer to cook it in stove top. The jackfruit pieces need to be just cooked and not over cooked.

  2. While the jackfruit is getting cooked, we can take the grinding ingredients to the mixer and grind it to a nice powder without adding any water

  3. Once the jackfruit pieces are just cooked, drain the water using a strainer and allow them to cool off. Take little of the cooked jackfruit pieces in a mixer 

  4. Just give a pulse or two to just mince them. Do not grind it too much. Repeat the same for remaining cooked pieces. Do it batch by batch otherwise, we could end up with mushy jackfruit. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add broken red chillies and curry leaves and saute them for a second. 

  5. Then add finely chopped onions along with pinch of salt and turmeric and saute them till they turn transparent. Then add the crushed jackfruit and mix well. 

  6. Add the ground coconut powder and adjust the salt and mix them well. Keep in low  flame and stir fry them for a minute and then remove from flame

  7. The yummy Idichakka Thoran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry) is now ready to serve!
  8. Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)
    Idichakka Thuvaran (Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry)

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