Bread fruit (കടച്ചക്ക) is a tropical fruit and a nutrient source of starch and Vitamin-B. Kadachakka or Breadfruit or Kadachakka Varutharacha Curry (കടച്ചക്ക വറുത്തരച്ച കറി) is an easy to make curry. Tastes like non veg preparation. Yummy curry with succulent bread fruit pieces tastes really nice when served with plain rice. Can be eaten as a side dish for rice and chappathies too. Easy to make tasty side dish flavoured with garam masala, roasted coconut and curry leaves. Simple yet delicious dish.
Kadachakka or Breadfruit popularly known as Sheema Chakka has roughly 25% carbohydrates and 70% water with an average amount of vitamin C (20 mg/100 g) and small amounts of minerals like potassium, zinc etc. It helps in reducing cholesterol and acts as a bulk laxative.
Here you go the traditional Kadachakka Varutharacha Curry recipe.
- Bread Fruit 1 Nos.
(Peal, cut the breadfruit in to small square pieces, sock it in salt water for about 30 minutes and wash)
- Shallots 5 Nos.
- Tomato 1 Small
- Green Chilly 3 Slit.
- Grated coconut 5 Tablespoon
- Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
- Kashmiri Chilly Powder 1 Teaspoon
- Red chilly powder 1 Teaspoon
- Corriander Powder 1 Teaspoon
- Garam Masala Powder 1/2 Teaspoon
- Coconut Oil, Mustard seeds, dried red chilly, curry leaf, Salt and water as required
- Pressure cook the bread fruit, with green chilly, shallots, tomato, turmeric powder and salt (One Whistle); Keep it aside
- Heat up your Kadai with a tablespoon of coconut oil; Add grated coconut and roast till it become golden brown
- Add all the Masala powders and roast for a minute, All this to cool and grind this to foam a smooth paste (By adding enought water)
- Add the coconut paste to the cooked bread fruit and adjust the salt as desired
- Add curry leaf; Cook till the gravey reach your desired consistency
- Splutter Mustard seeds, dried red chilly and curry leaf to the cooked Kadachakka Varutharacha Curry
- Serve with hot rice