Chuvanna Cheera – Chakkakuru / Red Spinach – Jackfruit Seed Aviyal


1 bunch red spinach / chuvanna cheera
15 jackfruit seeds / chakkakuru, peeled and sliced
1 medium raw mango, peeled and sliced
3 slit green chillies
1 1/4 cup grated coconut
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
4 shallots
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste


  1. Separate the leaves and stems of spinach and wash it properly. Finely chop the leaves and cut the stems into pieces.
  2. Crush grated coconut , green chillies, shallots and cumin seeds together and keep it aside.
  3. In a wide pan / manchatti , add sliced jackfruit seeds, chilli powder and turmeric powder and cook adding about 1 cup of water.
  4. When 3/4 th cooked, add spinach stems and salt and cook covered till completely cooked and water is mostly evaporated.
  5. Add mango pieces to this and mix well.
  6. Then add crushed coconut mixture and chopped spinach leaves, mix well and cook covered at low flame till done.
  7. Adjust the salt and add coconut oil and a few curry leaves.
  8. Switch off the flame and keep it covered for 5 minutes and mix gently…Serve with rice….

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