Cheera Chakkakuru Aviyal | Spinach Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal

SobhaKesavan S

Spinach leaves and jackfruit seeds come together with a lightly spiced coconut cumin chilli mixture in the making of Cheera Chakkakuru Aviyal, a great side dish for rice. This is a gluten free vegan dish very desirable for your health. Jackfruit is the star of the dish, particularly because of the texture it gets after it is fully cooked. For vegetarians and for those willing to abstain from meat and other delicacies, Cheera Chakkakuru Aviyal is a real choice. Jackfruit trees are quite popular in Kerala, almost all houses have a jackfruit fruit in their backyard. The pretty pink hue of spinach staining the curry dish against the yellow backdrop of jackfruit seeds is indeed wonderful in appearance. The tangy flavor of mango grants an awesome taste and flavor to the dish. This is a semi gravy dish with an irresistible flavor.

It is learnt that Cheera or Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium and vitamin C. Similarly jackfruit seeds are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels. Jackfruit seeds helps to lower blood glucose levels and is very good for people with diabetes. Spinach Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal is one of the tastiest dishes that is a favorite with all. The dish is actually a powerhouse of vital nutrients. Both young as well as the elderly love the dish. Spinach Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal is a slight variation from the traditional styled nostalgic dish ‘Chakkakuru Manga Curry’. Spinach leaves are incorporated to make the dish more nutritious and healthy. You can explore a well detailed Cheera Chakkakuru Aviyal recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the dish with your family. You can relish and enjoy the great dish.

Cheera Chakkakuru Aviyal | Spinach Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 People



  • Clean, wash and cut (preferably vertically) the Cheera (Spinach) leaves and stem as shown in the picture.
  • Also clean and cut (preferably vertically) the Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds).
  • Peel the Mango, remove the seed and cut (preferably vertically) it into slices.
  • Grind the grated coconut, shallots, green chilli, and cumin seeds, preferably without adding very little water and keep the paste separately.
  • Transfer the cut cheera pieces and the chakkakuru pieces into a cooking vessel and add about two cups of water also.
  • Add Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder and Salt also. Close the cooking vessel with a lid/plate. Cook the Chakkakuru and Cheera in medium flame.
  • After about ten minutes, remove the lid/plate, stir it well and cook the mix again properly.
  • When the mix is cooked properly (It may take about 10 - 15 minutes to cook), put off the stove and add the paste (made with Coconut, Shallots, Cumin seeds and Green Chilli). Also add Coconut Oil, Curry leaves and some hot water (if necessary) and stir it well and keep it aside for some time.
  • Cheera (Spinach), Chakkakuru Aviyal is ready. This Aviyal can be served with Chappathi/Poori/Dosa/Cooked Rice.


You can visit this link Kerala Cheera Thoran. You can also visit this link Cheera Cutlet.
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