Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kadge Chakko (Young/Raw jackfruit Curry)

Kadge Chakko is one of the very popular konkani dishes. Kadgi in konkani means raw or young jackfruit. Jackfruit is very commonly used in the coastal region of Karnataka. The dishes made from fresh raw jackfruit are considered to be very tasty and at the same time cleaning it demands lot of effort. I love jackfruit dishes. Try making this dish. I am sure everyone will like it.

  • Young/Raw jackfruit- 1/4kg or 1 tin
  • Grated coconut, fresh/frozen- 1 cup
  • Roasted red chillies- 4-5
  • Tamarind- A small ball (gooseberry sized)
  • Coriander seeds- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal/Split blackgram- 2 tsp
  • Jaggery- 1tsp
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Salt- To taste

Drain the liquid from the tin and wash the jackfruit pieces (if using fresh, then remove the outer hard cover with greased hands). Cut it into small pieces.

Now pressure cook the jackfruit, along with 1- 1 1/2 cups of water and salt, for 2 whistles.
To Prepare MasalaFry coriander seeds and urad dal in 1/2 tsp of oil, until it turns light brown. Allow it to cool. 

Now grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind, jaggery, salt and roasted coriander seeds, urad dal. Add little water so that all the things get well blended. Don't make the masala very fine. 
Now take a kadai and heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add curry leaves and the masala. Fry for a minute.

Now add the cooked jackfruit.

Mix it well and bring it to a boil (in general, the consistency of this dish is dry but I prefer medium thick)

Continue heating for 5-7 more minutes, so that the jackfruit absorbs the masala. Turn off the heat. Kadge Chakko is ready!!

Serve it hot with rice or dosa. A good combination would be rice, dalitoy and kadge chakko..Above measurement serves two people.

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