Bread Fruit – Dried Prawns / Kadachakka – Unakka Chemmeen Thoran

Ingredients:

1 medium bread fruit / kadachakka / sheema chakka, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried prawns / unakka chemmeen, cleaned
2 green chillies, slit
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 garlic clove
2 shallots
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Preparation:

  1. Peel the bread fruit and chop them into small pieces and keep inside the water.
  2. In a pan, add cleaned dried prawns and dry roast it for few minutesĀ and keep it aside.
  3. Grind together the grated coconut, shallots, garlic and cumin seeds to a coarse paste.
  4. In a pan, add the chopped bread fruit , slit green chillies, turmeric powder and salt and cook covered adding enough water till it becomes soft.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal and when it starts to become golden colour add the dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
  6. Add the cooked bread fruit, dried prawns, coconut mixture and chilli powder and mix well.
  7. Adjust the salt and cook it covered for about 2-3 minutes on low flame, stirring occasionally. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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