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23 July 2011

KADACHAKKA THEEYAL

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Ingredients

  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)


Method
  • 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.)


Enjoy!!!





Sending this to Kerala kitchen July event at Magpies recipes.

15 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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...
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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    Replies
    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!!
      Regards
      Vidya

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