Jackfruit meat mix / Chakkayum erachiyum – Kerala style

chakkayum erachiyum
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Unripe / Green Jack Fruit : 2 large cups
Beef - 1/2 kg
Ginger and Garlic Paste - 1 tsp each
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Shallots / Kunjulli chopped - 1 tsp
Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Curry leaves : 1 or 2 twig
Salt : As needed
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This is a recipe to prepare traditional Kerala jackfruit and beef mix. Jackfruit meat mix aka “chakayum erachiyum” is an old traditional Kerala food item. You will love it if you love spicy foods. Its a recipe I collected from my grand mother. This is an easy to prepare one and a typical nadan chakka recipe.

Preparation of Jackfruit meat mix.

  1. Slice the green jackfruits into ring sized pieces and wash it.
  2. Cut the beef with bones into small pieces and pressure cook it for 5-7 whistles with grinded garlic, ginger , chilli powder, coriander, turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala, salt and keep it aside. 
  3. Add the sliced jackfruits to it.
  4. Cook again for another 2 whistles.
  5. Take it from the stove and mix it well in a big vessel.
  6. Give low flame to the vessel to keep the mix hot while mixing.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, Splutter mustard seeds and fry curry leaf, shallots & dried chilli for seasoning.
  8. Add this seasoning mix to the jackfruit meat mix.
  9. Serve it hot.


This entry was written on October 7th, 2016 by in Breakfasts and Dinners and tagged with , , , , , , , , . Last revised on October 14th, 2016.

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  • June 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Can the beef be replaced with mutton?

    • June 21, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      @Priya: You can replace beef with mutton. But it needs less cooking time only – 4-5 whistles only.

  • May 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Never made this one at home, although I’ve tasted it many times back. I will try this jackfruit beef mix. Thank you for the recipe.

    • May 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Welcome Chandrika!
      Do try it and let me know your valuable feedback!

  • May 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I liked your interest in cooking though being a doctor. Would you mind suggesting how to cook tender jack without adding beef as I am a thorough vegetarian.


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