Monday, April 10, 2017

Kadachakka Payasam

Kadachakka Payasam

Kadachakka/ breadfruit payasam is a quick dessert . You can make this with coconut milk and jaggery or with sugar.This is my mom's recipe. Here I have used sago pearls along with bread fruit to make this payasam. My mom some times makes it with small rice dumpling called kozhukatta.Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.

Bread fruit sliced- 3 cup
Sago pearls/ chowari-1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk- 1 1/2 cup
Thin coconut milk- 3/4 cup
Powdered jaggery- 1 cup
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Water- 3/4 cup
Cardamom crushed- 5-6
Chukku/dry ginger powder- a pinch (optional)
Sliced coconut- 3 tbs
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 2 tbs


To cook the sago boil 5-6 cups of water. Add the chowari and allow it to boil for two to three minutes, drain and add fresh batch of boiling water (again 5-6 cups) and continue cooking till it is clear and translucent.  Strain and run under cold running water and set aside.
In a heavy bottom pan bring 3/4 cup of water and jaggery to a boil. Simmer till it is completely dissolved.Strain the impurities and return to the stove and allow to thicken.

Chop bread fruit into thin slice. Heat one tbs of ghee in a pan. Add the sliced bread fruit and saute for two to three minutes or till it changes color to golden. Add the thick coconut milk and cook for two minutes or till it is soft. Pour the jaggery and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes or till the payasam  thickens. Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and thick coconut milk and simmer in low flame for one minute.

Heat one tbs of ghee in a separate pan and fry sliced coconut,cashew nuts and raisins till it turns golden brown. Add this to the payasam and mix.Allow to cool and serve.

 Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu/Jack fruit Seeds Stir-Fry

Chakkakuru Ularthiyathu/Jack fruit Seeds Stir-Fry

Chakkakuru ularthiyathu is a quick and yummy stir fry made with jack fruit seeds.  Jack fruit is a seasonal fruit and is available this time of the year. Just like the fruits the seeds are also yummy and is used to make curries, thoran and stir fry.

Chakkakuru/jack fruit seeds- 1 lb
Pearl onions- 10-12
Garlic pod- 2 
Ginger chopped- 1/2 tsp
Sliced coconut- 3 tbs
Dry red chilly- 3-4
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Fennel  seeds- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Coconut oil- 1 1/2 tbs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

Wash chakka kuru/jack fruit seeds. Peel off the top white skin and scrape the bottom red skin. Cut into 3-4 small pieces.
 Using a mortar and pestle  crush 3-4 pearl onion and ginger. Add this to the chopped jack fruit seeds along with turmeric, salt and half cup water. Cover and cook till it is soft and tender.
 In the mortar pestle crush the dry red chilly, fennel seeds,shallot,garlic and a few curry leaves.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add the sliced coconut and saute till it turns golden brown. Next add the crushed shallot mixture and a few curry leaves  saute till it turns golden brown. Add chilly powder, garam masala and the cooked jack fruit seeds and stir fry in medium high heat for two to three minutes.  Serve as a side dish for rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!
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