Oh!! when I think of cleaning and making Chacka Kuru (Jack fruit seed) I usually leave the idea because it is so difficult to take each raw seed and remove the outer skin with a knife. In olden days there was a joke of cleaning jack fruit seeds. Ladies in villages usually gather here and there in any house for chitchatting and backbiting especially during monsoon because no work in the fields and properties. Usually they clean jack fruit seeds which takes a long time to clean (remember each house hold needed lots because number of members in the family would be 7 or above. So while chitchatting lots of seeds would be cleaned. Some ladies who love to chitchat may sit for hours with one or two seeds it seems that’s the way the men make fun of the ladies.
Someone said if you want to find out the easiest way to do a work, must place it in the hands of the laziest one. I think I am the laziest when it comes to the work in kitchen. So I found an easy method to clean the seeds. I pressure cook them and skin them easily.
- Jack fruit seeds – 1 Cup (Cooked and cut)
- Onion – 1
- Garlic – 5 cloves
- Chilli Powder -1 Teaspoon
- Turmeric Powder – ¼ Tea spoon
- Coriander Powder – 1 Teaspoon
- Cloves Powder – ¼ Teaspoon
- Big Jeera Powder – ½ Teaspoon
- Cinnamon Powder – ¼ Teaspoon
- Cardamom – 2 ( open and smashed seeds)
- Salt – To taste
- Pork Ghee – 2 Table Spoons ( Can use any oil)
- Curry Leaves – 10 leaves
- Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Cook the jack fruit seeds in a cooker for 3 whistles pouring 1 cup water. After cooling, remove the skin and cut into pieces. Pour Pork Ghee or any other oil and splutter mustard seeds. Chop the onion into small pieces and add to the oil, stir till golden color then add all the ingredients and add 1 tablespoon water, when water dries and oil shows up add ½ cup water and the jack fruit seeds and stir well till all the water dries up.
Vow I love this very tasty Chacka Kuru Olath in Pork Ghee, its simply yummy for those who love pork. My brothers Muslim friends would come home just to eat this during my childhood. Hey! Secret, their parents would kill them if they knew it; because it was haram for them. You can use ordinary cow ghee or any oil of your choice. But Pork ghee is the tastiest. I just finished making the side dish and my son polished the dish in no time.
Try this and relish the easy and lovely dish.
I take pork ghee from pork meat like this. Put the skin pieces of the pork in a pan and heat it stirring now and then, after few minutes you will see oil coming out, if you keep it for 10 to 15 minutes you will get lots of ghee, then you can put the pieces with the rest of the pieces in pork curry. Once the ghee cools you can pour in a bottle and keep in fridge. It will not get spoil. You can use it when you wish.
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