Padavalanga Chakkakuru Curry | Snake Gourd With Jackfruit Seeds Curry


Padavalanga Chakkakuru Curry is a traditional styled vegetarian side dish prepared from Snake Gourd and Jackfruit seeds. You can observe the tasty curry as a favorite side dish in almost all homes in Kerala. The bright green vegetable stays green and the addition of coconut will not lose its crispy texture. The dish is unique and tasty with finely chopped Snake Gourd and Jackfruit seeds blended with a creamy coconut mixture. What I like about Padavalanga Chakkakuru Curry is that this is one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Include the dish in your menu chart and make it sure to prepare at least once a week. This is a healthy, wholesome dish and jackfruit seeds make the dish double nutritious and tasty too. Jackfruit trees are very abundant and common in almost all backyards of Kerala homes. Try Padavalanga Chakkakuru Curry at home and do send me feedback of your experience so that I will be motivated to post similar ‘nadan’ recipes.

Fiber rich Snake Gourd With Jackfruit Seeds Curry creates a cooling effect in body and eliminates constipation. It is rich in vital nutrients required for body.  Snake Gourd With Jackfruit Seeds Curry is an exotic side dish, which can be had either with chapattis or with plain steamed rice, sambar-rice or curd-rice. If you are residing outside Kerala, jackfruit seeds can rarely be found in supermarkets, but if you happen to come across them, then go ahead and try this dish. My hubby likes jackfruit in all forms, be it ripe or unripe. So whenever I have jackfruit seeds in stock, I go for the dish. Recent studies have revealed that the nutrition index of jackfruit seeds are real high. Even kids love the healthy dish for its mildly spiced flavor and creamy texture. You can explore a well detailed Padavaalanga Chakkakuru Curry here.

Padavalanga Chakkakuru Curry | Snake Gourd With Jackfruit Seeds Curry

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 People


  • 1 1/2 cup Padavalanga(Snake Gourd)
  • 2 cups Jackfruit seeds(Chakka kuru)
  • Salt As required
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 cup Coconut Grated

For Tempering:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 5 nos. Shallots
  • Curry leaves Few


  • Take a pressure cooker and add chopped padavalanga, cleaned chakka kuru, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt as required.
  • Add required water and pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles.
  • Mash the cooked chakka kuru with a spoon.
  • Grind the grated coconut by adding little water into a smooth paste.
  • Add ground coconut, mix well and adjust the consistency by adding salt as required. Check the salt and turn off the flame when it starts boiling.
  • Keep all the ingredients ready for tempering.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Then add chopped shallots and saute till it becomes light brown in colour. Add curry leaves and pour the seasoning into the curry.
  • Serve!


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