Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry | Jackfruit Seeds Drumstick Leaves Curry


Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry is a traditional styled ‘nadan’ dish from Kerala Cuisine. This delectable tasty dish is prepared using two main ingredients: jackfruit seeds and drumstick leaves. The combination of these two key ingredients creates a unique harmonious blend of taste and flavors that is truly special of Kerala’s culinary heritage. The preparation of Jackfruit Seeds Drumstick Leaves Curry depicts a meticulous procedure that highlights the expertise of Kerala Cuisine. Jackfruit seeds or Chakkakuru is first cleaned, peeled and cooked perfect. They posses a creamy texture and a nutty flavor that adds an extra touch to the dish. Drumstick leaves on the other hand are full of nutrition and vibrant, rich in minerals and essential vitamins. There is a perfect balance, combining the freshness of muringayila with the earthy content of chakkakuru. Drumstick leaves should be cleaned well before cooking. You can observe small insects on the leaves.

Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry was traditionally prepared in a clay pot on the ‘adupu’ which was common in all Malayali homes and that enhanced the overall taste and aroma of the dish. The slow cooking of Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry dish allows the flavors to combine well creating an aromatic and rich curry. Jackfruit Seeds Drumstick Leaves Curry is often enjoyed with steamed rice, or Indian breads. The combination of the creamy dish with steamed rice creates a symphony of aroma that is truly rewarding. The dish showcases and illustrates the resourcefulness of Kerala Cuisine that requires only readily available ingredients. This is a must try dish for all that will transport you to the diverse food culture of Kerala, God’s Own Country. And don’t forget to send me feedback. Eat healthy nutritious food and your body will sure give you back the returns. You can explore a well detailed Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry recipe here.


Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry | Jackfruit Seeds Drumstick Leaves Curry

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Peel the jackfruit seeds and cut into two pieces.
  • Cook jackfruit seeds with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and water as required for 5 whistles.
  • Grind the coconut with little water and make a smooth paste. Add it to the cooked jackfruit seeds and cook the curry for one or two minutes. Don't let the curry boil for too much time.
  • Heat oil in a clay pot and splutter mustard seeds and then add chopped shallots and saute until light brown in colour.
  • Add cleaned and washed drumstick leaves and saute for one minute.
  • Add the curry and combine well. Remove from the flame.
  • Nadan Chakkakuru Muringayila Curry is ready.


You can visit this link Chena Muringayila Thoran. You can also visit this link Chakkakuru Thoran.
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