25 November 2016

Chakkakuru mezhukupuratti|Jackfruit seeds stir fry Kerala style


Jackfruit trees are as common as coconut trees in Kerala .Almost every house in Kerala has one or more jackfruit trees. I remember my childhood days,whenever we visited grandma,grandpa during summer vacation ,we were pampered with plenty of raw,ripe or cooked jackfruits delicacies .


 Some melted in mouth,others were kind of tad crunchy yet juicy to eat ..mmmm...yummy...However,there was/is something which would be an obstacle while enjoying those jackfruit pieces - the jackfruit seeds .They are like like ants in heaven ..I mean like the Malayalam saying ,"Swargathil katturrumbu" or "Kabab mein haddi" in Hindi.

I remember, my grandmaa or maa or aunts removing one by one all seeds and giving us the jackfruit to eat happily.Even though I hated those jackfruit seeds then and I would even secretly throw them out,I loved them whenever,a special stir fry using these jackfruit seeds was made at home .


Grandmaa used to pack a huge bag of carefully sun dried jackfruit seeds for us while leaving Kerala . My mom used to make a variety of jackfruit and jackfruit seed dishes every now and then .One of my favourite was what we call in Malyalam,chakkakuru mezhukupuratti/jackfruit seeds stir fry Kerala style . This Jackfruit seeds recipe is damn simple to make and very tasty to eat with boiled rice,any spicy curry etc etc ....

So,let's see how to make jackfruit seeds recipe Kerala style or Khathal ke beej ki bhujia in Hindi ...
I have also showed in the video below how to clean and cut those jackfruit seeds properly .

Chakkakuru mezhukupuratti


Jackfruit seeds/Chakkakuru/Khathal ke beej - 10-15 Nos.
Red chilli powder - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 - 1 Tsp
Broken dry red chillies - 1-2 Nos.
Curry leaves,a few
 Coconut oil - 1-2 Tablespoon
Salt to taste
Water just enough to cover/cook the Jackfruits

Method:Please watch my video which will show how to make this Kerala style jackfruit seeds stir fry

Jackfruit is a complete nutritious fruit in and out . The jackfruit seeds is nothing less and is filled with essential vitamins ,proteins,carbs and fiber . Jackfruit seeds can keep skin,eyes and hair healthy.These little seeds are filled with flavanoids,phytochemicals and anti-oxidants ,which can help in keeping even cancer at bay.

According to a research by Food Science and Food Safety ,jackfruit seeds have antimicrobial properties which helps in fighting against any food borne bacteria/illness.Traditionally,these seeds were used to treat indigestion or diarrhea .

Jackfruit seeds can also prevent anemia,constipation,blood pressure etc etc.Jackfruit seeds may also help to improve blood sugar as it has resistant starch and so is good for even diabetic people but still should be in limits. (Credit : Livingstrong.com)

 See the nutrition benefits of jackfruit seeds,now I am sure hardly anyone is gonna throw those seeds away...