So nowadays I sometime get ingredients and then figure out what to do with them. 🙂 In recent days, I have hoarded jackfruit seeds and have been on the lookout for a dish besides the stir-fry which I make often; that is when I stumbled upon this traditional recipe for Chakka Kuru Manga Curry from Kerala.

Chakkakuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Mango Curry from Kerala
Chakkakuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Mango Curry from Kerala

What I liked about this Jackfruit Seed and Raw Mango Curry was that it was simple to make and almost like Aviyal. In fact, I did find a couple of people calling it Chakka Kuru Manga Aviyal because it uses exactly the same flavouring.

Jackfruit seeds are widely used in cooking in South India. These nutritious seeds are high in Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and more. You can eat them boiled, stir-fried or then incorporate them in curries like I have.

Jackfruit Seeds and Raw Mango Curry
Jackfruit Seeds and Raw Mango Curry | Chakka Kuru Manga Aviyal

How to Make Chakka Kuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Mango Curry

Serves: 4

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  1. Jackfruit Seeds – 15
  2. Raw (Unripe) Mango – 1 Small
  3. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. For the Gravy:
    1. Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
    2. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
    3. Green Chillies – 2
  6. For Tempering:
    1. Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
    2. Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
    3. Red Chillies – 2
    4. Curry Leaves – A Few

Method to Make Chakka Kuru Manga Curry

  1. Prepping the Chakka Kuru | Jackfruit Seeds
    1. Wash the jackfruit seeds well under running water and sun-dry them. This helps in removing the strong aroma of the jackfruit.
    2. Using a sharp knife gently remove the outer white layer of the seed. You can make a small cut at the “eye” of the seed and then peel the outer layer with your fingers.
    3. If you so wish, scrape the inner brown layer off with a knife. This layer is edible and I did not take it off.

    4. Cut each seed into 4 pieces. 
  2. Prepping the Mango
    1. Peel the mango.
    2. Cut into 1″ pieces. I cut the mango into the same size as the jackfruit pieces. 

  3. Making the Coconut Paste
    1. Using a little water, grind the coconut, cumin and green chillies into a coarse paste.
  4. Making the Jackfruit and Raw Mango Curry
    1. To a heavy-bottomed vessel, add the jackfruit seeds, turmeric and 1 cup water.
    2. Over medium flame, cook the jackfruit seeds till they are firm but cooked. You should be able to cut the seeds with a knife easily.

    3. Add the mango pieces and little water, if needed.
    4. Cook till the mango pieces are cooked. The mango pieces should be translucent but should not become mush.
    5. Add the ground coconut-cumin-chilli paste.
    6. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. The Tempering
    1. In a ladle, heat the coconut oil.
    2. Add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
    3. Add red chillies and curry leaves, and stir-fry for a few seconds.
    4. Add the tempering to the Chakka Kuru Manga Curry and mix well.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Chakka Kuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Raw Mango Curry flavoured with Coconut, Cumin and Green Chilli
Chakka Kuru Manga Curry

Recipe for Chakka Kuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Mango Curry

Chakka Kuru Manga Curry | Jackfruit Seed and Mango Curry

Aruna
Chakka Kuru Manga Curry is a traditional recipe from Kerala that celebrates both the Jackfruit Seed and Raw Mango. Flavoured with a coconut-cumin-green chilli paste, this curry is very easy to make and is eaten with hot rice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Servings 4 people
Ingredients
  
  • 15 Jackfruit Seeds (100 gms)
  • 1 small Raw (Unripe) Mango (100 gms)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to Taste
For the Paste
  • 3 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies
For Tempering
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • A Few Curry Leaves
Instructions
 
Getting the Chakka Kuru (Jackfruit Seeds) Ready
  • Wash the jackfruit seeds well and dry them for an hour.
  • Using a sharp knife, gently remove the outer white layer of the seed.
  • If you so wish, scrape the inner brown layer off with a knife. This layer is edible and I kept it on.
  • Cut each seed into 4 pieces.
Getting the Raw Mango Ready
  • Peel the mango and cut into 1″ pieces.
Making the Coconut Paste
  • Using a little water, grind the coconut, cumin and green chillies into a coarse paste.
Making the Jackfruit and Raw Mango Curry
  • To a heavy-bottomed vessel, add the jackfruit seeds, turmeric and 1 cup water.
  • Over medium heat, boil the jackfruit seeds till they are firm but cooked. Cut a piece with a knife; you should be able to cut it easily but the seed should feel firm.
  • Add the mango pieces and little water, if needed.
  • Cook till the mango pieces are cooked.
  • Add the ground coconut-cumin-chilli paste. Add a little water, if required.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
The Tempering
  • In a ladle, heat the coconut oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
  • Add red chillies and curry leaves, and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the tempering to the Chakka Kuru Manga Curry and mix well.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
Keyword Chakka Kuru Manga Aviyal, Chakka Kuru Manga Curry, Jackfruit Seeds and Mango Curry
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