Jackfruit (Chakka) thoran

Chakka thoran

Chakka Thoran (Serves 6 – 7)

Ingredients (Serves

1. Unripe jackfruit (chakka chula, fresh / frozen) – 400gm, chopped

2. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilies – 1 – 2, broken

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

4. Grated coconut – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp, crushed

5. Salt – To taste


1. Combine grated coconut with the other ingredients numbered 4.

2. Heat coconut oil in  a cheena chatti at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Next add urad dal and fry until golden. Add grated coconut mixture and stir for a few seconds. Add chopped jackfruit, salt to taste and mix well. Sprinkle a tbsp of water. Bring everything to the center and cook covered for 8 – 10 minutes until done. Switch off. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Chakka thoran

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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