Monday, 25 May 2015

Chakka Kuru Upperi

This week for BM I have selected "Seasonal produce on spotlight" and the sesonal veggie that I have selected is Jackfruit. Surprised!!! how can a fruit be a veggie? Well in kerala the raw form of Jackfruit is largely used as a vegetable. But for this week's BM I will not be sharing recipes of raw jackfruit rather I will be sharing recipes of jackfruit seeds. Isn't that interesting?

Jackfruit seeds has a lot of medicinal properties which is probably unknown to many people. It is high in protein, has some anti-cancer nutrients, it has lot of vitamin-A so good for eyes. It seems powdered jackfruit seeds can help get instant relief from indigestion. Offlate I also heard that powdered jackfruit seeds are promoted to lower diabetes.

In general, the seeds are gathered from the ripe fruit during summer, sun-dried and stored for use in rainy season in many parts of South-Indian states. The jackfruit seeds can be used from raw jackfruit as well as ripe jackfruit. When the seeds is removed it will look very shiny. Keep it in sun for a day and you will see a thick white coating. Remove this coating just before you cook the jackfruit seeds. Or else store it in a dry place. The jackfruit seeds attracts fungus - so remember to store it in a dry place.


Jackfruit seeds - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp (grated)
Oil - 1 tbsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


Remove the skin of Jackfruit seeds. Cut them lengthwise.
In a pressure cooker Add the jackfruit seeds, one cup water, salt and turmeric powder and cook for one whistle.

Note: Jackfruit seeds don't ooze out water unlike other vegetables. They consume water while cooking.

Grind coarsely coconut, jeera, green chillies.
In a kadai, add oil and mustard seeds. Once mustard splutters, add the curry leaves and the ground coconut. Fry for a minute.
Add the cooked jackfruit seeds, and mix well. Ceck for salt and cook for 2 minutes over medium flame.

Chakka kuru upperi is ready!!! Serve with rice and sambar or any other gravy.


  1. we add them to kootu, never tried as dry curry looks yumm

  2. I love jackfruit seeds in curries, kootu . Never tried as dry curries, it's super tempting.

  3. I have yet to see these , haven't seen them here in Gujarat. The dish looks nice.

  4. Such a simple & delicious looking dry curry.

  5. We make Sambhar with these seeds... Didn't realize it is so versatile... Nice recipe.

  6. Very nicely dish...I had paired it with raw banana..

  7. Nicely made. I have not used jackfruit seeds in years.

  8. never had jackfruit seeds before. looks interesting

  9. We usualy roast the seeds and eat them but this curry sounds yummy.