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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Idichakka Thoran Recipe | Tender Jack fruit Stir Fry | Raw Jack fruit Thoran | Onam Sadya Recipe

In my native, different variety of Jackfruits is available and I love jackfruit in any form. I have already posted Chakka Pradhaman(Payasam) and Chakka Varatti(Jam) using ripened jackfruit. Apart from these sweet items, mom makes aviyal with jackfruit seeds and thoran with tender jackfruit. After coming to Sydney, I saw tender jackfruit in the Indian shop and immediately grabbed it to try this thoran. I thought of posting it before Onam as one of the special items in Onam Sadya menu. But, I couldn't post it on time. It is better late than never and I am here with the recipe of  the yummy and delicious thoran:
Tender Jackfruit - 1(small size) 
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp 
Salt - as required 
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
To Grind: 
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup 
Green Chilli - 2 
Cumin seeds(Jeera) - 1/2 tsp 
Shallots - 3 to 4 
Ginger - 1 inch piece 
Garlic - 3 cloves  
To Temper: 
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
Dry red chilli - 2 
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
1. Cut the jackfruit into 4 equal pieces as shown below. Then remove the outer hard skin and the hard centre stem.  Cube it into medium sized pieces.(I got around 2 cups approximately)  
2. In a pan, cook the cubed jackfruit pieces with a little water by adding salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Take care not to overcook the pieces. Drain the pieces from water and allow it to cool completely. Then shred the cooked jackfruit pieces using mortar and pestle or pulse it in a mixer.  
3. Meanwhile, coarsely grind the items under 'To Grind'. In a pan add the coconut oil, crackle the mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chilli.
4. Then add the ground coconut paste and cook until the raw smell of the coconut leaves. Add the required salt. Finally, add the shredded jackfruit and cook it in medium flame for 5 minutes by stirring occasionally. Add the pepper powder if using and switch off the flame.
Serve the delicious thoran with any curry of your choice. It goes well with sambhar or parippu curry.
Points to remember:
  • You can also pressure cook the jackfruit for 2 whistles or steam cook it in idli cooker(steamer) 
  • If you are shredding the jackfruit in mixer or food processor, then pulse it once. Take care not to mash it. 
  • While cleaning the jackfruit to prevent the stickiness of the latex/gum, rub your hands and knife sufficiently with oil.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


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  2. Love this thoran.. Have to try some day :)

  3. made it once and was loving it....wonderful share


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