Jul 3, 2011

Breadfruit (Kadachakka / Jeev Kadgi) Mezhukkupuratti

Breadfruit (Kadachakka / Jeev Kadgi) Mezhukkupuratti

Mezhukkupuratti means stir fry with very less oil, spices and no coconut added to this. A side dish with Rice and popular in Kerala Cuisine and Cochin GSB called as Upkari.

Serves: 2

You will need

250 g breadfruit pieces, cut into 1- inch slices
1 cup water (100 ml)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Pressure cook breadfruit slices with 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Switch off the heat after 2 nd whistle. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.

Other ingredients

2 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)


Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add boiled breadfruit slices, red chilli powder, turmeric powder & hing. Adjust with extra salt if you required. Cover with lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 12 minutes or till done / water dries up / breadfruit well coated with spices. Serve as a side dish with rice.

You can add breadfruit slices directly for cooking (without using pressure cooker). But I’m not very sure about the cooking time. It may take 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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