Friday, 9 March 2012

Kadgi Chakko (Raw Jackfruit curry)

"Jackfruit" also known as "Kadgi" in Konkani is a very popular vegetable in Coastal Karnataka.
Available in Summer season, this vegetable is cooked is several different styles and served in almost all functions during the summer season.
This dish "Kadgi Chakko" or Raw Jackfruit dry curry or "Jackfruit Sukka" is one of my favourite gadgi dishes.
My mom is an expert in this, but somehow over the years I have managed to prepare this dish after learning from her.

Ingredients :
Jackfruit raw (green) - 1/2 kg/ 500 gms
Coconut - 1/2 grated
Dry red chillies - 8
tamarind - 1 small piece
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
For seasoning :
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asofoetida - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 8

Method :
Cut the jackfruit into big pieces with a sharp knife, then remove the skin, wash and boil in cooker for about 10 mins.
 Roast red chillies, coriander seeds and urad dal.
Grind the roasted ingredients with coconut and 1 cup water to form a smooth paste.
Now lightly crush the boiled jackfruit as shown.
Take a heavy bottom pan, add oil, when hot add the mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds start cracking, add curry leaves and Asofoetida.
Add the boiled jackfruit pieces, the ground paste and salt.Mix well.
Serve as a side dish, with rice and dal.

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