Red Spinach – Jackfruit Seed / Chuvanna Cheera – Chakkakuru Thoran


2 cups red spinach / chuvanna cheera / red amaranth, finely chopped
18-20 jackfruit seeds / chakkakuru
3 shallots, sliced
2-3 green chillies, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Clean and cut jackfruit seeds / chakkakuru into medium pieces.
  2. In a pan, add chopped chakkakuru and cook at medium flame adding salt and enough water for 10 minutes. Keep it aside.
  3. Grind together grated coconut, shallots, chilli powder and turmeric powder to a coarse mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  5. Add curry leaves, green chillies and garlic and saute well.
  6. Add chopped spinach and salt and mix well. Cover and cook at low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add coconut mix into this and mix well and cook it covered for 3 minutes at low flame.
  8. Open the lid and add cooked chakkakuru, mix well and cook at low flame for another 3-4 minutes until it gets dry, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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