Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Breadfruit/Kadachakka Thoran

   Collaborative curry was on a roll last weekend.  We were featured in the prestigious Hindu Newspaper. Huh! Can you imagine the thrill.  We are mighty pleased and want to thank you all for supporting and being there to cheer us on.If you haven't got a chance to take a peek, here is a link  A special thanks to Rachel of Tangerine's Kitchen, the lovely lady who brought the published feature to our attention.

Kadachakka thoran

  Mostly, the news paper highlighted our Kerala Cuisine and we are proud of it.  I decided there is no better way to concur with this sentiment than to give you one more of our favorite recipe from Kottayam.  This recipe is Namitha's, but since I got access to frozen breadfruit before her, I cooked it.  It is quite different from the regular thoran but very good by its own right.    

Bread fruit Thoran

Ingredients:

Bread Fruit              - 1   Lb
Shallots                   -  2   nos
Coriander Powder   -  2   tspn or to taste
Chili Powder           -  1   tspn or to taste
Turmeric Powder    - 1/2 tspn
Coconut                  -  1/3 rd Cup

For tempering:
Mustard                  - 1/2 tspn
Shallots,finely chopped- 2
Curry Leaves          - 1    sprig
Dry red chilies         - 3   broken

Method:

1. Cook the breadfruit with water at par with the vegetables in the pot.
2. The cooking time for the breadfruit varies.  Check frequently to make sure it does not overcook.
3. Once the vegetable is almost cooked add coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder and cover the vessel
4. Give the coconut and shallots a whirl in your mixer to lightly crush
5. Add this mixture and salt and stir
6. Temper in coconut oil or oil of preference.  (Heat oil, add mustard and wait till it splutter, follow up with shallots, curry leaves and dry red chilies and when they are fried and aromatic pour over the vegetable)
7. Serve it with rice and curry

Note:
1. Bread fruit like I mentioned earlier have varied cooking time and some time you might have to pressure cook it.

Contributor: Sunitha

49 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely delicious and awesome ...

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  2. yummmmmmy and inviting me to grab it and taste.

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  3. Congrats on being featured in the 'Hindu',lovely read. Dish looks very tempting.

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  4. congrats ladies, bread fruit thoran looks great

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  5. congrats Namitha and sunitha for article. kadachakka thoran looks delicious. I make them without adding coriander powder. I have some frozen in my hand.

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  6. Encore un plat plein de saveurs.
    Tes photos sont magnifiques.
    Bravo pour l'article. Un peu de reconnaissance fait toujours du bien.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

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  7. One of my favourites....Need to wait for the next trip to Kerala to get a taste of it....The recipe is Perfect
    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  8. awesome dish!...congrats to both of u guys!!:)) enjoy!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  9. Congrats Gals! This curry should be awesome!

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  10. Congrats dearies... the curry looks too good and offcourse the picture too..awesome.

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  11. Congrats once again to both of you, the curry looks awesome.

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  12. love this ..looks so yummy!! nice clicks..

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  13. Congrats Nami and Suni,that's great dearies..lovely read..This looks so yummy,tempting clicks..

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  14. Congrats to both of u...Great recipe...Pls collect your award at my space...

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  15. Congratulations! You deserve it because you do have a wonderful blog. Great recipe, delicious flavors:)

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  16. awesome clicks and looks very yummy..loved it..:)

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  17. Thumbs up on your feature!! This dish sounds equally amazing.Keep rocking!

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  18. That was a well-deserved recognition Ladies!

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  19. congrats for that.Great clicks and wonderful recipe.

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  20. A fascinating dish and a big applause for the published article; you totally deserve it!

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  21. Congrats on ur achievements and thoran luks tempting.

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  22. congrats dear!!yummy n healthy thoran!!great click!

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  23. Congrats for being featured in the papers! I love bread fruit but never cooked this way. It's always marinaded with sugar and salt and deep fried. Yours looks very delicious with all the spices. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  24. Congrats dear ...this looks yum

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  25. Congrats and wishing u many more to come....thoran with breadfruit sounds and looks yumm

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  26. I love bread fruit, they are so amazing in taste, yum ...Looks delicious:)

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  27. Something new to me and recipe sounds amazing too!

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  28. interesting recipe..looks awesome!

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  29. I love kadchakke thoran. I have not had in years, when i was living at home mom used o make it oftne whenshe got kadachakk from a neighbours garden.
    Drool

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  30. My fav and something i miss here..Adipoli aytund ketto ;-)

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  31. Congarts to you both.
    This dish is new to me but looks delicious.

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  32. Congrats on being featured in the paper..you guys totally deserve it..This dish sounds new to me but looks yummy!

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  33. Adipoli!! Wonderful recipe and clicks!!

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  34. nostalgia dats fabulous....wow

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  35. Absolutely delicious and mouth-watering dish for me to try soon:)

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  36. Congrats gals..very well deserved!

    US Masala

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  37. hi!! congrats ladies, thats a great achievment!! you must be thrilled!!. Must give this recipe a try next time i get my hands on breadfruit

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  38. Love the authentic treat from you! The Need to find breadfruit.

    Lite Bite

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  39. Congrats dear, the thoran looks so nice, very new for me.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  40. Can someone tell me what breadfruit is?

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  41. love eating breadfruit you have a done delicious job looks wonderful

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  42. Thank you everyone for leaving your comments. I am glad I brought back memories of this dish/fruit to a lot of you.

    @Ashley - You can read about bread fruit on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadfruit

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