Chakkakuru mezhukkupuratti or jackfruit seed stir fry is another dish that reminds me of mom and home! Though it is a tad difficult to clean the jackfruit seeds, the end result is totally worth it.
A handful of Chakkakuru/Jackfruit seeds (about 15-20)
1/4 cup bite size pieces of coconut
8-10 small onions (sliced)
2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
Salt to taste
2 stalks of curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 – 1/2 cup water
Coconut oil for frying
Clean and slice the jackfruit seeds thinly. Add these to coconut pieces, half of the small onions, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and water and boil on low flame till the seeds are cooked and dry and the water has evaporated. Keep aside.
Heat 2-3 tablespoon oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add the remaining shallots and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the jackfruit seed mixture and saute over low flame till the seeds are browned. Sprinkle the pepper powder and saute for a couple of minutes more. Serve hot with rice.
Source: Who else, but mom!
Notes: The pepper powder is required only if you like your stir-fry to be spicy!