Mar 17, 2016

Bread Fruit Masala Curry Recipe - Mum's Cheema Chakka Masala Recipe

I love cheema chakka or breadfruit, it is one of my favourite veggie. Amma makes a fantastic masala curry using that and so far i haven't shared any recipe using that in my blog. So few days back when i saw this veggie in my super mart i picked one and make two recipes using that. I made a poriyal before and this is my mom's recipe

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Bread Fruit Poriyal
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Aloo Gobi Sabzi
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This is breafruit season and i am seeing this in abundance. It is very tasty, if you have never tasted it so far and find this in your veggie shop, pick one for sure..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4


Cheema Chakka / Bread Fruit - 1 medium size peeled and cubed (around 4 cups)

Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder ./ Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 3 to 4
Coriander seeds - 1.5 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 4 cm piece
Garlic - 4 peeled
Coconut - 1 cup grated

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs


Peel breadfruit and cube them. Take them in a pot along with onions, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Cover and cook on a low heat for 15 mins till it is cooked. Now the water would be reduced as well.

Heat oil in a kadai, add all the roasting ingredients and roast till golden. Remove it to a blender and make it into a smooth puree. Set aside.

When the bread fruit is cooked, add the masala in along with red chilli powder and water and mix well.

Simmer this for 5 to 10 mins.

Now make seasoning by heating some oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and curry leaves. Let them sizzle.

Pour this over the curry and mix well.

Now serve with rice and rasam.

I used a medium size bread fruit

cut the top off

peel the skin using a peeled

cut it in half

now slice them like this

cube them

i washed them well
These are your roasting ingredients

heat little oil in a pan, add all the stuffs in

fry them off

cook till golden

now it is done

take it in a blender

make it into a smooth puree
In a same pot, add in onions..
Add the breadfruit in

add 1 cup of water

add in salt

add turmeric powder

mix well

cover with a lid and put it on heat

cook till breadfruit is done

add the ground masala

some water

add chilli powder

mix well

simmer for few mins

now it has got thick

heat oil in a small pan, add in mustard and curry leaves 
and let them sizzle

pour it over the curry

mix well.



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  2. Hi Aarthi. This recipe looks lovely. Is bead fruit same as raw jack fruit?


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