Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Chakka kuru manga curry

Yesterday when I posted chakka kuru upperi, most of them commented saying they are used to chakka kuru curry. Yes of course this is a very famous curry in the summer season since chakka (jackfruit) and manga (raw mangoes) are available in plenty!!!

I added drumsticks to the curry to make the curry more interesting. This is a very fabulous curry - just serve it with rice and a thoran of your choice. We also love to have this curry with dosa since it has a nice tangy flavor.


Chakka Kuru (jackfruit seeds) - 1 cup
Drumsticks - 2 nos
Ram mango - 1/2 
Coconut (grated) - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 4 pods
Green chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Chop the drumsticks, chakka kuru and raw mango.
  • Pressure cook the chakka kuru and raw mango together with salt and turmeric powder for one whistle (add 1 cup water). You can alternatively cook it in stove top also in a closed container with enough water.
  • Microwave the drumstick pieces for about 4 minutes so that they are 75% cooked. I find that when drumsticks are pressure cooked, they become very mushy and break. So I microwave them so that they don't lose the shape.
  • Meanwhile grind the grated coconut, garlic pods and green chillies into a fine paste by adding little water.

  • Once the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker, add the ground paste, cooked drumstick pieces and 1/2 cup water and mix well. Check for salt and boil the gravy. When the gravy starts bubbling up from the sides switch off the stove.
  • The gravy will thicken after some time so make it a little diluted.
  • In a kadai pour oil, add mustard seeds. Once mustard splutters add the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Pour this on the gravy and mix well.

Chakka kuru manga curry is ready!!! Enjoy with rice and a thoran of your choice. Pappadam will be a good accompaniment.


You can avoid the garlic in this curry.
This curry can also be made without raw mango. In that case for sourness add sour curd with the coconut and grind.


  1. I love jackfruit seed in any form..This kootu looks delicious..

  2. My favorite curry . Love it

  3. I have never used these seeds but surely the recipe sounds great.

  4. Very interesting curry and the combination of jackfruit seeds and raw mango sounds yummy!!

  5. chakka and mango? that's an interesting combination. Looks delicious.

  6. That is an interesting combo of jack fruit seeds, mango and drumsticks in a curry.

  7. Very interesting curry, looks very filling and yum! i m bookmarking this to try

  8. Another interesting recipe! Lovely!! Hope to make this soon.

  9. That's a great combination..we use the seeds in sambar and thoran too...good one..

  10. im yet to try drumstick but this looks so nice and creamy

  11. Very nicely made and looks so delicious curry.