Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Chakkakkuru Poonchu Thoran


Chopped jackfruit seeds – 1 cup
Chopped Jackfruit punchu (the light brown sponge like part seen after removing the jackfruit) – 1 cup 
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Pepper powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Garlic – 4 pods
Mustard seeds – as required
Salt – as required
Curry leaves – as required
Dried red Chilies – 4 nos
Oil – as required

Method of Preparation:

In a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves. To this add the jackfruit seeds and punchu. Add required amount of water and allow it cook. To this add coarsely ground coconut, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves. Close the lid and cook for another 2 minutes. Sauté till water reduces and thoran becomes completely dry.


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