Thursday, November 3, 2011

Uppad Pachir Aajadina / Raw Jackfruit(preserved in salt water) Sukka

South Canara is famous for its fresh fish..... beaches......coconut trees......greenery......Kori rotti.......Kambala(buffalo race)......jasmine.....the heat...... and not to forget...........the Monsoon .....if it rains in South Canara then it won't stop for days.Every year around July... Aati  is observed by us Tuluvas. Because of the constant rain,its almost impossible to get fresh vegetables and the closest market would be kilometers away.....This is time when the ladies of the house start stocking up for the Monsoon season......nungel meen chutney(dry fish chutney).......pathrode.....kudutha saar (horsegram curry).....padengi ghassi(sprouted moong dal curry)......pejekai da chutney(my fav).....Moode.......Timare da chutney........pundi and ......Uppad pachir......all  these and many more are our South Canara Monsoon food.

Uppad Pachir are pieces of raw jack fruit preserved in salt water ....this can be stored for more than a year...before uppad pacchir was made only during the monsoon but now you get it throughout the year.....Iam worried that there will come a time pretty soon that we may never get to have this wonderful and unique dish.

Print this recipe
  • 3 cups Uppad Pacchir (Raw Jackfruit preserved in salt water)
  • salt to taste
  • 5 dry red chillies (roasted) 3 long red chillies and and 2 small
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds (roasted)
  • 1/4 tsp  cumin seeds (roasted)
  • 3 garlic (with skin)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 cup  fresh  grated coconut
  • 2 tsp jaggery (adjust to taste)
For Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal 
  • 3 garlic (crushed)
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly
  1. Remove the Uppad Pacchir (raw jack fruit) from salt water and rinse briefly to remove excess salt.
  2. Place the raw jackfruit in the pressure cooker add 1/2 cup water and cook till 2 whistles.Alternately you can cook in in a vessel(this will take a longer time).I my Uppad pacchir to be Just done (al dente) 
  3. Place  roasted red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, garlic and jaggery in a small mixie jar and grind to fine powder. Add coconut and grind for less that 10 seconds (coconut should be coarse). Keep aside.
  4. Place a pan on medium heat , add oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds, when it starts popping add urad  dal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and red chilly and stir for few seconds.
  5. Now add the ground coconut masala and fry for a minute or two to remove raw smell.
  6. Add cooked Uppad pacchir(raw jackfruit) and mix well. adjust salt. If its too dry sprinkle little water.Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Take off the flame.
  7. Serve with rice and Thouthe Kodel.


  1. wow this is very healthy recipe,you have capture it nicely...

  2. Wow Cherieeee! We have the same MIL just gave me a jar of salted raw jackfruit pieces & I was thinking I shud put it to use before I forget it :) So nice to see traditional recipes and yeah, i hope it never goes out of style!

  3. Yumm and classic tender Jackfruit Stirfry recipe Dear.Luv it

  4. This looks yummm... I think we can simply eat this salted jackfruit pieces.. :)

  5. Omg, super delicious stir fry, never tried this way..

  6. Its completely new tome...Very interesting recipe....

  7. wow.. never thought of this! If its not to much trouble, please link back to my Healthy Lunch event if you can! (you have to mention both mine & Smita's link too)
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    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  8. Thanks for sharing with us
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  9. Hi Cherie,

    Can you tell me where we get these in Bangalore? My mom was looking for these...

    Rupa Shetty

  10. Hi can check out Mangalore Stores..anywhere in Bangalore..But Iam not hundred percent sure if you get it Granny prepares this every year for we never had to go to stores and purchase it :)just let me know if you were able to get hold of it
    cherie :))))

  11. Thanks a lot Cherie :) ...will check in the mangalore stores and will let you know if i find it....



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