This Chakka kuru Manga curry/Jackfruit seeds and raw mango curry is one of typical curries in my hometown Kerala, India. This curry is mostly made during the summer months when jackfruit and mango are available in plenty. After buying a whole jackfruit from the Hong Kong market, I had lots of jackfruit seeds. I was planning to make this curry for long time. However since raw mango is really expensive, hubby always give me a questioning look do you want this? I told him I really need it this time and bought it. Then coming home, I made Chakka kuru Manga curry. Even though its name is complicated it is really simple curry.
I want to share something other than this curry with you. I am a person who loves to drive like a bus driver who follows the route in same direction every day. Today my habit of following the same route got disrupted. Yes there was major accident in the road, police close entire 3 line traffic in one direction and rerouting to another way. With no choice as I have to drop my kids to school I followed rest of cars in front of my vehicle. After driving for a few miles, I lost the sense of direction as I was in an area that I was not familiar with. Finally I turned car into an auto spare parts store and asked them how to get major highway. Guys in the store told me to follow turn left and go. I thought since I came this far, give it a shot to check where is my daughter’s school. When I put the address on Google map it indicated that it will only take 8 minutes to reach the school. Then for last shot I followed the route which map shows and reached her school after 1 hour of driving around. Normally it would take about 25 minutes of driving. I was contacting hubby in the meantime through the phone. Finally he gave a complement saying with this episode you know how to get back if you are lost. For me it was not a fun experience still I learned something. Yes every day is something interesting to learn is it?
Coming back to the curry, it is really easy; first you need to half cook jack fruit as it needs more time to cook. You can do it either pressure cooking them for 1 whistle or for about 30 minutes. Then once again cook both jack fruit ( chakka kuru) and manga( raw mango) together for some more time. Finally add spicy coconut paste and finish the cooking with seasoning. This is really delicious curry goes well with a bowl of rice and some side dish. Give it try it is easy one.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.