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Friday, August 17, 2012

Bread fruit Curry | Kadachakka Curry | Cheemachakka Theeyal

Bread fruit /Kadachakka is loaded with lots of calories and more of fiber.It helps in reducing cholesterol and acts as a bulk laxative.It closely relates to jackfruit and belongs to the mulberry family.Its also a good source of vit C ,excellent source of potassium and copper.This curry is my mom's version and we just love it a lot.Here,its difficult to find bread fruit but at times its available in the korean markets.This theeyal/curry serves best with hot steamed rice.Enjoy making this at home & Have a happy weekend!!!

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bread fruit 3/4 of a medium sized one
shallots 15-20
coconut sliced /thenga kothu 1/3 cup
green chillies 2 vertical slit
garlic crushed 3 cloves
shredded coconut 1 cup
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
coriander powder 2 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
tamarind 1/2 lemon size
curry leaves 5-6
oil 2tsp

-Peel the skin and wash the bread fruit.Cut into small cubes,discard the core.Keep aside.
-Soak the tamarind in 1/3 cup water.Strain the pulp and keep aside.
-In the meantime,dry roast the coconut (see pics here) and roast the spices on low-medium flame .Grind this inn a mixer or blender when cooled in a smooth paste using little water.
-Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves,then fry the sliced coconut until slightly browned.Saute the whole pearl onions/shallots ,crushed garlic and green chillies.
-Add the chopped bread fruit to the sauted shallots.Add the ground paste and bring to boil.Add 1 cup water too.
-Cover and cook for 20 minutes until the bread fruit is cooked and thickens.
-Add the tamarind pulp at this point and adjust salt.Cook again for 5 minutes.Note the oil floating on top.
-Put off flame and serve with rice.

Servings ~ 3-4 adults

* You can add more water if the gravy thickens more.
* Adjust the chilly powder and green chillies as per spice tolerance.
* Add nadan tomatoes 2 instead of tamarind, which works fine too.
* You can either put peeled shallots as whole or cut into halves to sauté.

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried this fruit.. looks delicious..

virunthu unna vaanga said... Best Blogger Tips

heard it first time Julie... Nice dish...

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

This curry looks very tempting Julie. Very new to me. Will try this.

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry looks nice Julie must go well with appams, not heard of bread fruit before...

hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the first time I c this food. Looks so nice.

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy kadachakka curry

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry to have it anytime!

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

This is something new to me.. thanks for sharing..

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice click!! and delicious curry
with bread fruit

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

You are lucky to get that breadfruit Julie..Super delicious.

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,

Theeyal Looks Delicious!!!

Perfect presentation :)

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Evide innu kiti ee fresh kadachakka, evide swarnthine villa annu. Nalla curry. Njan kadachakka theeyal undakkum.

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

What luck I have bread fruit in my fridge. Just ned to chop it to smaller pieces,coconut too. Thanks Julie.
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Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

being from the Caribbean, we eat breadfruit a lot in everything from savory dishes to desserts...However, when I have posted breadfruit recipes on my blog in the past, most Indian bloggers tell me they have never heard of breadfruit...only jackfruit. So I guess it must be only available in a few specific region of India. Glad to see you using this food I love!

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! I have heard about this fruit but haven't tasted yet..Must be yummy!! Gravy sound yum :)

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Vandana Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely curry

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry,kandittu kothiyvunnu,seems it has been ages since I have tasted this.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Jack-fruit curry

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I didnt know abt the bread fruit. This curry sounds interesting. thanx for sharing.
Have a nice day!

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips

Never thought you can make a curry from this fruit. Delicious.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

very tasty curry......lipsmacking.

anjana said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and delicious curry..

Lavanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tasty n delicious Julie
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Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

This fruit is new to me but the curry looks tempting!
happy weekend friend!:)

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

This is new fruit looks very tempting

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

never knew this fruit! Thanks for sharing the recipe, got to know bread fruit

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of bread fruit...Curry looks delicious!

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry..
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Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!! Yummy!!!
Great reminiscences!!!
When we were young we used to visit my mother’s native land and there we had this fruit and my grandma used to prepare this delicious curry for us, Yummy!!! We like it, and now the flash memories are brought in thru this piece, I will ask my wife to make it. But Alas! The fruit is not available in Hyderabad, we need to go to Kerala or a Korean Market…LOL
Thanks for sharing this. Keep inform
Best Regards

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Kandittu kothiyavuney! How i wish v cud get breadfruit here! The dish looks soo yummy and my mouth is literally watering!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so spicy.nice colour !

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome recipe

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav. veg....yummy curry...

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dish. Naatil pokumbo almost ellam veetilum kadachakka ondakum...tastes so yumm..even Appu loved it as its soft like potatoes.


Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

ahh..this is one of my favourite theeyal :) Delicious indeed!!!

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious kadachakka theeyal!yum yum!

Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks heavenly...i want it right now..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me.. delicious..

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks I made a little of this curry and it was over in no time. We really enjoyed it.
By the way please send me a pic to include in the round up.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Kadachakka Sambar and Bajji...never get this in my place now...