Idichakka Thoran(Tender Jackfruit dry subzi)

A tasty side dish. It’s a summer specialty!

idichakka thoran


Tender jackfruit, diced – 250 gms
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1 cup

For seasoning:
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Split green chilies – 3
Curry leaves – 2 stalks
Urad dal – ½ tsp

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Serves 4

Place the diced jackfruit in a pan with a pinch of turmeric. Add a cup of water and cook until tender. Add salt to taste. You can cook this in a pressure cooker also but ensure that the jackfruit pieces do not get mashed. Drain the water out and let it cool. Lightly pound the jackfruit pieces and shred them coarsely.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they splutter, add the split green chillies and curry leaves. Add the coarsely shred jackfruit pieces and stir. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add grated coconut and its ready to serve.

List of Accompaniments:
Tastes great with rice.

Idichakka or tender jackfruit is found normally only in the summer season. Cleaning it can be a tricky affair. You need to get the right kind of tender jackfruit and remove the poky outer portion and the sticky middle portion. Make sure you oil your hands before getting to do this or it can get sticky.

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  1. This is such a yummy dish! reminds me of my grandmom…. i hardly ever make it because of the mess it creates, but it does happen to be one of my favourites! you have inspired to me to re-create this simple ‘taste bomb” again! this summer, my family gets teh “Idichakka” treat! 🙂 thanks!


    • Thank you Deepa for all the good words. Idichakka season is here again. Though it can be time-consuming, the taste is worth the effort 🙂 Thank you for visiting.


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