Chakkakuru Vada is a quick and easy appetizer and goes well with hot tea. Jackfruit Seeds Vada is a famous street side food in Kerala. Vada is a common term for many different types of savory fritter type snacks from South India. To prepare Chakkakuru Vada, we need to grind the cooked jackfruit seeds, mix it with besan flour and spices, and finally to fry in hot boiling oil. This is a soft, melt in the mouth vada which had minimal ingredients, but simple and flavourful. You can serve this vadai with coconut chutney, coriander chutney or mint chutney. This is very simple and easy to prepare snack. This is an apt snack dish for evenings with tea. There is no need of any soaking, fermentation and resting time like parippu vada and uzhunu vada. Do try the delicious snack at home. This snack has good nutritional value. It is a rich source of vital nutrients required for body. Jack fruit seeds are very beneficial for promoting hair growth. These seeds are rich sources of Vitamin A. You can explore a well detailed Jackfruit Seeds Vada recipe here.
Remove the outer white layer and the brown thinner skin of the Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds). Cook this Chakkakuru (Jackfruit Seeds) with required water for about 10 minutes (preferably in a pressure cooker). After 2 - 3 whistles, put off the stove and make sure that the Chakkakuru are cooked properly.
Smash the cooked Chakkakuru well and change it into another big plate/Vessel. Add Kadala Maavu, Chopped Green Chilli, Curry leaves, Ginger and Shallots/Onion and required quantity of Salt. Only if necessary add 1 – 2 Tspns of Water and mix it well and keep the dough aside for about ten minutes.
After about ten minutes, apply some Coconut/refined Oil in your palm and take the dough in small quantities (based on the size of Vadas that you want to make) and flatten the dough in round shape and keep them in a plate.
Heat Oil in a Frying pan/Cheenachatti. Change flattened doughs into the hot oil and cook/fry one side of the Vada. Then turn it (Vada) into other side and cook/fry that side also properly. Continue the same procedure for making more Vadas.
The delicious and nutritious snack is ready. This Vada can be served with Sauce/Coconut Chutney/Green Chutney.
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