Saturday, July 10, 2010

Idichakka Thoran (young jackfruit)

Jackfruit is commonly used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines.It can be eaten unripe (young) when cooked, or ripe uncooked.The young fruit is called 'Idichakka" in Kerala.Only the skin of the young jackfruit need to discarded.The rest of the whole fruit can be used.Here is an image of young jackfruit.

Idichakka thoran is very famous in kerala kitchen.So here is my recipe for idichakka thoran from my kitchen to yours...

  1. Tender green jackfruit (I used a cans of tender jackfruit available in most Indian grocery stores)
  2. Coconut-1/2 cup
  3. Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  4. Shallots-2-3 nos
  5. Mustard-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  8. Curry Leaves (Optional)
  9. green hilly-2 nos
  10. Red Chilly-2 for tempering
Method Of Preparation
  • Clean the jackfruit and cut into small chunks. Add some water, salt and 1/4tsp of turmeric powder and cook covered in a pan till soft. 
  • When the jackfruit is cooled down,chop them in a food processor for once
  • Combine the coconut,chillypowder,green chillies  and cumin seeds in a food processor (not to fine paste)
  • Combine the jackfruit and the ground mixture 
  • Heat a pan,add oil(coconut oil preferred) splutter mustard and then add shallots,curry leaves,red chillies and saute for 2 mins
  • Add the the jackruit mixture and cook covered for 5 -10mins.Server hot
  • This goes well with rice.


  1. never tried this.thanks for sharing. will try this soon

  2. Hi Dhanya, this thoran is so yummy..have never tried this..thanks for sharing..first time to your blog and you have a great space here..happy to following you..drop at my blog when you get time..

  3. Hi Dhanu,

    Nice post.. Am going to try this :)

  4. Thank you tichu!!!!!Surprised to c u.... umma

  5. hey first time to ur space dhanya...a creative blog u have n ofcourse i like to follow u...first look was on idichakka thoran one of my favorite veggie dish....n i m too happy to c this recipe here...nice to meet u here..

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  7. That is a yummy looking jackfruit dish dear

  8. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks so so so tempting and yummy.. First time here.. Nice blog :)
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