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Friday, 13 July 2012

VELLARIKKA - CHAKKAKURU CURRY



Ingredients:
Vellarikka/lemon cucumber - 1/2 of 1 small
Chakkakuru/jackfruit seed - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2 of 1 small
Tomato - 1/2 of 1 medium
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut grated - 1/2 cup or as much u need
Water -  2 cups or as needed
Salt - as needed
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Curry leaves - 1 or 2 twigs

Preparation:
1.Remove the skin ,peel and cut the jackfruit seed  into 2 and then into small pieces.Peel and cut the vellarikka into half,remove the inner seed and chop vellarikka/lemon cucumber roughly into  pieces.


2.In a pressure cooker, add the jackfruit pieces,vellarikka pieces, sliced and chopped onion and tomato,chilly powder,turmeric powder along with water and salt.Mix ,close the lid and cook on medium flame for upto 4 or 5 whistles.Switch off and allow it to rest until pressure releases.

3.Add the grated coconut and allow it to just boil.

4.In another small pan,add oil and splutter mustard seeds,add curry leaves and crushed garlic.Switch off and add this to the prepared curry.Close and keep for the flavours to infuse,mix while serving.Serve along with rice.




Notes:
If jackfruit seed is not handy,can just make with vellarikka alone, this too goes well with rice.
Can make it thick or thin gravy,as u prefer.

7 comments:

  1. inviting clicks.. looks delicious..

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  2. thank you...for ur sweet comment

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  3. yummy curry..we used to prepare this..May I know where are you from?( I am from kanhangad)
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  4. Hi I tried this and it was nice..brought back some childhood memories back in India..thanx and keep posting more tasty recipes...

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