Jack fruit/ Chakka Avial

Jack fruit/ Chakka Avial

Jack fruit/ Chakka Avial

Chakka avial is a seasonal and more of a traditional delicacy of Kerala. The young, unripened jack fruit is used to make Chakka avial. For this I have used only jack fruit as the main ingredient, this is also made with combination of different vegetables such as cucumber, drumstick, mango, etc..
Served as a side dish with rice or even as a main course with fish curry and pickle on the side.


  • Jack fruit/ Chakka – 500 gms
  • Jack fruit seed – 75 gms
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Shallots – 50 gms, sliced
  • Grated coconut – 100 gms
  • Green chilly – 2 pcs, slit
  • Curry leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Chilly powder – 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste


  1. First of all clean the jack fruit(always remember to apply some oil as the latex may stick to your hand), remove the fruit bulb and deseed.
  2. Cut lengthwise and keep aside.
  3. Remove the outer layer fro the seed and cut in to quarter and keep aside.
  4. To make the coconut masala mix, in a food processor crush together grated coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, chilly powder, turmeric powder(reserve some chilly, turmeric powder for later stage) and curry leaves.
  5. In a medium sized pan, heat oil and add curry leaves,shallots sliced and green chilly, saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add coconut mix and continue to cook on low flame for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the cut jack fruit seed and add half a cup water and cook.
  8. When the seeds are half done, add the cut jack fruit bulb, chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and the other half of water and cook keeping lid on.
  9. Give a gentle mix every minute without over mixing it as over mixing might cause the texture lose.
  10. Adjust seasoning and serve hot.

Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!



  1. Woh! Excellent photo and wonderful writing! I have tried this recipe and it came out superbly. Thank you.

  2. Steve jones says:

    I am a vegan and I love this recipe. I think you should start posting vegan recipes often.

  3. Good job! Keep it up!

  4. Rakesh Ram says:

    Very good recipe and it’s very easy to follow.

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