Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chakka Kottai Aviyal | Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal | Onam Sadhya Recipes

I have fond memories for this dish, very fond memories indeed. Memories of my hometown, my paternal home and my childhood. I still remember the day when me, amma and my cousin brother planted our very first jack fruit sapling. How we tendered it, watered it and watch it grow into a mighty strong tree in front of our very eyes. The day we got our first fruit was very emotional indeed. That was when I understood that hardwork pays.

The tree is strong still and is yielding the best of the fruits around our place. The jackfruit from our tree is sweet and I have heard a neighbour saying that it tastes just like honey. I am not exaggerating here, really, I have seen people queuing in front of ur house as soon as our tree bears its first fruit for the season. So when amma called me up yesterday, that we had the first fruit of the season and she was gonna make chakka kotta aviyal for Onam, I so missed home, my jackfruit tree and amma. I love this aviyal to the core, its so tasty that I can have the entire bowl for myself. These photos were taken last year using my P&S with the flash on and so I had kept it aside not wanting to share it in my blog. But then I have to wait for another year to get the perfect clicks (when I go home for vacation) and I so wanted to share the recipe here (thanks to the nostalgic memories) that I am not bothered about the light, flash, lighting etc.

~*What U Need*~
Chakka kottai - 2 cups
Onions - 1, finely sliced
Tomato - 1, sliced
Chilli pwdr - 1/2 tsp
Salt, Oil

To temper:
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Urad dhal - 1 tsp

To grind:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin - 1 tsp
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Garlic - 1 clove
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

How I Made it:
Wash the jack fruit seeds and dry for 2 days. Peel the skin and slice into thin strips. Keep immersed in water. Take all the ingredients under to grind and grind to a coarse paste, set aside. In a kadai, heat coconut oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves.

Add the sliced onions and when brown, add the tomatoes and cook. Now add the jackfruit seeds, add some water and cook till the seeds are soft and done.

Add the coconut paste and mix well. Season with salt and cook till the raw smell of coconut goes off. Remove from flame.

Serve with rice!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Delicious and inviting avial. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. I got some jack fruit seeds, thanks for the recipe! You got a jack fruit tree at home? Wow...lucky you! :)

  3. delicious recipe with jackfruit, will give a try soon :)

  4. My mom adds it sometimes. Love it a lot. u have madeit so well..

  5. Wat a wonderful aviyal, i can finish that bowl just like a snack..Delicious.

  6. your fond memories are heartwarming, Vimitha, and that is probably the only reason why I love gardening too. Delicious Aviyal!

  7. My fav.dish..


  8. So glad you decided to share your recipe and memories :)

  9. you take me back to childhood...lovely dish that i adore anytime

  10. Never tasted aviyal made of chakka kottai...Looks delicious Vimitha

  11. Super tempting dish with chakka kottai. We make sambar with that

  12. Super tempting dish with chakka kottai. We make sambar with that

  13. I prepared this last week, thanks for the recipe!


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