Kerala style Unakkameen Chakkakuru Charu curry-Dried Fish Curry with Jackfruit Seeds


Though summer officially starts only in June 2nd or 3rd week,the mauve tint has finally given way to kelly and lime green.!!! Don't you just love all these seasons for their uniqueness ? Though I will get easily bored with one season , and eagerly wait for the other , i consider myself lucky to experience all the four seasons.


A very unique combo from my Kuttanadan grandmas culinary repertoire , this is not a typical kuttanadan meen curry recipe , where usually the fish is cooked in a red chili infused curry sauce sans coconut .
Its more of an  Alapuzha style fish curry( Thenga aracha meen curry).  , where the dried fish and jackfruit seeds are cooked in a coconut sauce flavored with Fish tamarind aka Kudampuli.


Recipe for Onakkameen curry with Chakkakuru
Ingredients:-

To grind
Grated coconut - 1.5 cup
Red chili powder - 1 to 1.5 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste

Fish tamarind / kudampuli - 2 nos

Dried Fish - 250 gm ( i used salted Cod cut into 2 inch pieces)
Jack fruit seeds halved - 1 cup 

Shallots chopped - 4-5 nos
Garlic chopped - 2 cloves
Green chili chopped - 1
Curry leaves - a handful
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tea spoon

Directions:-
Soak Dried fish in water , in large bowl overnight or at least for 4-5 hours.
Soak Fish tamarind/Kudampuli in a cup of water.
Grind grated coconut ,salt , chili and turmeric powder to a fine paste
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds . when they pop up add fenugreek seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
Add curry leaves and shallots and fry for 2-3 minutes and add garlic and green chili ,  fry for a couple of minutes.
Add halved jackfruit seeds, dried fish , coconut paste and soaked Tamarind with water ( add 1/2 or 1cup more if you need more gravy) , mix everything well and cook it covered for 15-20 minutes.
Uncover , drizzle a tea spoon of oil and curry leaves(optional) and simmer for 2-3 minutes and switch off the heat.
Serve with Rice.



Have a great Weekend
Sarah

44 comments:

Hema Mahen said...

Nice recipe...looks so yummy.

Kairali sisters said...

Ente daivame!!!I love unakka meen, evide engum kittilalo, Serikum kothipichu tto..Drool drool drool ...

julie said...

Wow..awesome chakkakuru unakkameen combo..love this so much!!

Chitra said...

this dry fish curry looks very very mouthwateringly delicious...can i get a bowl of those delicious curry for lunch..?

Muraligeetham said...

wow! dry fish curry and jackfruit seed ..amazing combination and looks terrific...

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy fish curry.. but my hubby don't eat dry fish bco'z of the smell, but i love to eat this kind of fish very much:)

An Open Book said...

that picture of the flaky fish looks really nice..

Gulmohar said...

adipoli recipe n kidilan pictures :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking fish curry dear. Must have tasted great.

Deepa
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S.Menaga said...

looks awesome!!

Treat and Trick said...

Mouthwatering and great clicks!

Sarah said...

this looks delicious and so good!

Sunitha said...

Awesome pictures Sarah!

Swathi said...

Adipoli meen curry.

Suman Singh said...

Delicious fish curry..looks so YUM!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the bright orange color of the curry.. superb..
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Biny Anoop said...

lovely colourful fish curry

Pushpa said...

Been a long time since I had dried fish,your pictures and the combination make it delicious.

Suja said...

Enthe Sarah ethokke kanichu manushane kothipikukaya alle..adipoli dear.

Sobha Shyam said...

great combo..i am amazed by the wonderful recipes u share..good one dear!!

divya said...

Looks delicious and yummy....Mouthwatering recipe

kankana said...

I love dried fish but could never make hubby eat. He is from North and I am a bengali .. so you know :)
I am not sure if this is the same one I used to cook while in India.. but it's sure is making me crave !!!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Looks really delicious! We use to boil the jackfruit seeds with a little salt and eat them as snacks after eating the flesh. Never tried it in a curry.

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Slurp...slurp...ayyo inniki vayya...kandittu kothiyavunnu...

Pete said...

Haven't had jackfruit seeds for quite some time already!

Nandini said...

That's a great curry! It looks so delicious and spicy...

Reva said...

awesome, delicious , mouthwatering dish ... truly mesmerising dish:)
Reva

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!tempting curry...perfect with rice!

Prathima Rao said...

A tempting curry & an awesome presentation!!!
Prathima Rao
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Priya said...

Slurp, wat a droolworthy gravy, can finish that whole bowl rite now..yumm!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very inviting and delicious curry !! loved the color !!

Smitha said...

I love dried fish preps!....this looks too yum and gravy is delicious!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Love the curry.. and drooling over the pictures..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

pic of fish curry makes me drool..:)

Nisha said...

Never had dry fish curry , looks wonderful

aipi said...

Beautiful gorgeous shots ! The color of the dish looks really nice ~ it is alwyas a delight to visit here :)
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Suhaina said...

wow...that looks so tempting....perfect combo..fish and jackfruit seeds. its so lucky that u get the seeds in US.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Fish curry with jackfruit seeds sounds like a lovely idea

Babli said...

Very nice, interesting and innovative recipe. Adding jackfruit seeds in fish curry something new. Thanks for your lovely recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

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Plateful said...

Sara! Endinu engine kodipikunnu..?!! Not fair!

My hubby would love to it with a bowl of kuttari choru, ah!

women-wisdom.com said...

Jackfruit seedsin fish curry is amazing. Awesome recipe. Love it.

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shabs said...

Aiyyooo , this looks soooo delicious , Yummmmm!!! now I crave for some unakameen curry *slurp*

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