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Raw Jackfruit & Seeds Puzhukku- Cooked with Ground Coconut | Kerala Vegetarian Recipe | Chakka Puzhukku

Raw jackfruit & seeds cooked with ground coconut, a Kerala specialty vegetarian dish…

This dish is called Puzhukku in Kerala. When it’s jackfruit season, Keralites make many sweet & savory dishes with it. Even the jackfruit seeds are edible, I love the fried jackfruit seeds. Cooked seeds can be also turned into a delicious smoothie or milkshake.

One of the vegetarian dishes made with raw jackfruit & seeds is this puzhukku, and is served as a side dish with rice.

This recipe is similar to making tapioca/kappa or Yuca puzhukku. You can replace jackfruit with cooked tapiocas.

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Raw Jackfruit & Seeds Puzhukku- Cooked with Ground Coconut | Kerala Vegetarian Recipe | Chakka Puzhukku
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
  • Raw Jackfruit, cut into wedges- 2 cups
  • Jackfruit seeds- 1 cup
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
To grind
  • Coconut, grated- 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves- 2
  • Green chili- 1 or 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Water- ½ cup
For Tempering
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. Cut raw jackfruit into wedges, half the seeds vertically.
  2. Frozen raw jackfruit wedges & seeds are available at most Indian stores.
  3. Into a wide saucepan, add raw jackfruit & seeds along with water & salt.
  4. Cook covered for a few minutes till they turn soft.
  5. If it gets dry, add some more water & cook.
  6. Into a blender jar, add all the ingredients mentioned ‘to grind’, grind to a smooth paste.
  7. Add the ground coconut to the cooked jackfruit & seeds.
  8. Combine well, cook for a few minutes till the raw smell of the coconut goes away.
  9. Taste & add salt if required.
  10. Make the tempering: Place a frying pan over medium heat, add oil, let the oil turn hot.
  11. Add mustard seeds let splutter.
  12. Add dried red chilies & curry leaves; saute for a few seconds.
  13. Immediately, pour the tempering over the cooked jackfruit puzhukku.
  14. Cover with a lid & let rest for a few minutes.
  15. Serve as a side dish & enjoy with rice.
Jacfruit can be replaced with cooked tapiocas or kappa or yuca.




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