Kadgi Chakko

Kadge chakko is one of my favourite konkani dishes. My mom makes the best chakko, I have never had better. Though I follow the same recipe, it never turns out as good.

What you will need:
1.5 cups of raw jackfruit cut into pieces ( OR 1 can raw jackfruit)
1 cup fresh/frozen grated coconut
8-10 fried dry red chillies
tamarind - lime sized soaked in water
jaggery - lime sized
2 tsp urad dal
3 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 strands of curry leaves
salt to taste

How to prepare:
Cook the raw jackfruit in a pressure cooker until soft.
Heat a drop of oil and fry the urad dal and coriander seeds and set aside.
Grind together the coconut, red chillies and tamarind into a paste. Add the fried urad dal ,coriander seeds, jaggery and salt and grind again. The paste does not have to be very smooth. Do not add too much water when grinding.
In a separate vessel, mash the cooked jackfruit coarsely. Add the ground mixture to it and mix.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle add curry leaves. Now add the jackfruit and masala mixture and 1/4 cup of water. Mix well and cover and cook for about 5 minutes on a low flame. Cook for some more time until the water evaporates.
Serve hot with rice and dalitoy.