Bread Fruit – Clams / Kadachakka – Kakka Thoran


1 medium bread fruit / kadachakka / sheema chakka, finely chopped
1 cup clams/ kakka/ elambakka, cleaned
2 green chillies, slit
1/2 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


  1. Peel the bread fruit and chop them into small pieces and keep inside the water.
  2. In a pan, add cleaned clams and cook it adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt and 1/4 cup of water. Keep it aside.
  3. Grind together the grated coconut, shallots, garlic, chilli powder and cumin seeds to a coarse paste.
  4. In a pan, add the chopped bread fruit , slit green chillies, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt and cook covered adding enough water till it becomes soft. Keep it aside.
  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, clams and coconut mixture 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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