23 July 2011


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  1. Kadachakka /Breadfruit diced-1 1/2 cup
  2. Potato diced- 1 small
  3. Shallots sliced vertically-10 to 12 nos
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  5. Tomato-1 big
  6. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  7. Garam masala- 1/2 tsp(optional)
  8. Mustard seeds
  9. Salt to taste
  10. oil
  11. Water

To roast and grind

  1. Coconut grated- 1 cup
  2. Red chilies- 5 nos
  3. Garlic- 2 cloves
  4. Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  5. Shallots-4 nos
  6. fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
  7. fennel seeds- 1/4 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  9. Cloves- 2 nos
  10. Cinnamon stick - 1 1/2 " piece
  11. Chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp
  12. oil- 1 tsp(optional)

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and shallots and potato.Saute for a minute.
  • Add kadachakka/breadfruit , tomato , turmeric powder,salt and water.Cook till tender.
  • Meanwhile,heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast ingredients 1 to 9 (of  ingredients to roast and grind),stirring continuously.
  • Roast till coconut turns golden brown.Now add chili powder and roast for a minute.Switch off the stove.
  • Allow it to cool  and grind this to form a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Add the coconut paste to cooked kadachakka/breadfruit and adjust salt to taste.Add garam masala(optional).Cook till the gravy thickens. 
Serve with rice
(Note: You can also use tamarind instead of tomatoes ,just add 1 tsp tamarind paste to the curry while  you cook the breadfruit/kadachakka,just avoid tomatoes if you are doing so.)


Sending this to Kerala kitchen July event at Magpies recipes.


  1. Hey...another beautiful post...I just love the way you photograph your food....

  2. Beautiful Pictures.. very well taken :)

    New to ur space and absolutely love it here.. following u
    Do visit me as time permits

    Jabeen's Corner

  3. delicious I haven't added potatoes with the breadfruit looks wonderful lovely colour in the gravy

  4. Im drooling looking at this damn delicious, aromatic gravy...Loved the rich color too!!! :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. first time here..the theeyal looks fabulous. You have a really nice space.

  6. Reminds me of the kadachakka I have in the fridge waiting to be cooked :) I cook it just the same way but without the potatoes. Gotta try with the potatoes this time!

  7. Wow mouthwatering recipe,looks so tempting and inviting too...
    New to your space and love it.I glad to follow u.

  8. Hey dear first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..hope to hear a word from u too...
    this looks deliciousssssss ..any leftovers pls.?..Wht a flavorful curry with amazing color..Yummo..
    Following u...wil come often...

  9. Absolutely love your ground paste, delicious and spicy :)

  10. This looks superb...love this with steamed rice...

  11. Kadachakka is one of my fav..theeyal looks superb!!!
    U hav a good collection of Kerala recipes here:-) Yummmy

  12. looks spicy and SO yummy!!!!! love breadfruit few times I've had/made it

  13. For theeyal we usually don't add garam masala and garlic..
    Nice post

    1. Hi Ampili thank you for visiting my lil space.Regarding the preparation, even i don't usually add garam masala to ulli theeyal,but for kadachakka theeyal i feel that it adds lot of flavor to the curry.This is how my MIL makes it and it is one of our family fav recipes.
      Happy cooking!!


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