Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Idichakka Thoran

Idichakka Thoran is a side dish made out of fresh tender jackfruits and flavoured with crushed coconut.


Chopped tender jackfruit – 3 cups
Grated coconut – 2 cups
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic – 6 pods
Curry leaves – as required
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 2 tsp
Dried red chilies – 4 nos
Salt – as required
Oil – as required

Method of Preparation:

In a pressure cooker, cook jackfruit pieces with ¼ cup of water. Wait for one whistle and let it cool. Now split it with hands. In a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds and urad     dal. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves. To this add coarsely ground coconut, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves. Sauté well.


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