Friday, 13 September 2013

I was thinking a lot to present an authentic kerala recipe as we all are in Onam Maasam. Lot of different varieties of vegetable recipes forms “Onam Sadya”, as it has aviyal, kichadi, here comes the yet another recipe in Onam Sadya. Cheema chakka(breadfruit) is very famous in Kerala where it is widely grown and cooked, it is known as Ceema chakka. Lot of curries is prepared using this fruit. This is same as of jackfruit but you can find the difference, as the outer skin is not sharp as like the normal jackfruit and even it is smaller than the normal jackfruit. This recipe is again exclusive from my Amma’s cookbook, as she prepares both as dry and the curry with it.


As you can see in the pic, the inner part of it is very soft and doesn’t have seeds in it. You just need to peel the skin and slice it into small pieces.The most important factor before making this recipe is that you have to put this in water after you cut them into pieces else it may get darken. It’s easy to cook and may not take much time to bake as well.

  • Cheema Chakka (Breadfruit)-sliced half cup
  • Small Onion(Sliced)- half cup
  • Turmeric Powder- ¼ Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste
To Grind (Coarsely):
  • Coconut- half Cup
  • Garam Masala- 1 Tspn
  • Chili Powder-1 Tspn
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tspn
To Temper:
  • Coconut oil- 1 Tspn
  • Mustard – 1 Tspn
  • Dry Red Chilies- 2
  • Curry Leaves- Few


  • In a pan, add the cheema chakka pieces along with the small onion and pour little water, add turmeric powder and cook it covered until the pieces are baked well.
  • After the chakka is baked well and the water is evaporated, add the grounded coconut, salt to it and sauté until the masala smell goes out from it and it slowly starts thickening.
  • Now, in a separate pan, add all the items under to temper. Add this to the cooked chakka and serve hot.

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