Chakkakuru Manga Thoran (Jack Fruit Seed and Raw Mango Dish), is a traditional Keralite dish made particularly during the rainy season. In ancient Kerala, most of the people where farmers. As they could not cultivate any crops/plants during rainy season, they kept aside dried Jack fruit seeds for this particular season. There are various typical Keralite dishes made out of Jack fruit seeds. The most popular and tastiest ones are the Chakkakuru Manga Thoran and Chakkakuru Manga Curry. As Jack fruit and Mangoes are seen abundantly in Kerala, these dishes were the cheapest and easiest ones to be prepared.
Health benefits of Chakkakuru Manga Thoran
Before getting into the detail health benefits of this dish, I would like to say that the Chakkakuru Manga Thoran is an apt dish for the current situation prevailing in our country. Most of the vegetables we get these days contains acids and chemicals, so does the meat we buy. Hence to be on the safer side lets go back to the nature and try something better for a healthy tomorrow. Chakkakuru Manga Thoran is a dish made out of ingredients easily available in our farm, hence these are free from chemicals and highly injurious preservatives. According to me this itself is one of the major health benefit of this particular dish.
These days most of us just throw away the Jack fruit seeds and will enjoy eating the fruit alone. Jack fruit seeds are not to be thrown away as they are rich in proteins and is nutritious too. It is fiber rich seed containing carbohydrates. The potassium content in the seed helps to lower the blood pressure level. It is a good source of Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12. It also contains Vitamin A & C. This seed helps in preventing cancer, ulcer, constipation and aging. It is a good food to fight against obesity as well. So, what you think now? Isn't it a dish worth trying?
Jack Fruit Seeds : 1 Cup
Raw Mango : 1 No (Medium Sized)
Grated Coconut : 1/4 Cup
Garlic : 3 - 4 Cloves
Green Chilly : 2 Nos
Dried Red Chilly : 2 - 3 Nos
Salt : To Taste
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 Tsp
Red Chilly Powder : 1 Tsp
Water : 1/4 Cup
Coconut Oil : 1 Tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 Sprig
How to prepare Chakkakuru Manga Thoran
The Chakkakuru Manga Thoran is a slight yellowish color dish, hence green color will make it amazing. Curry leaves is the best ingredient for garnishing this particular dish. As this is a typical Keralite dish, serving this dish in a Banana leaf will make it even more tempting and pleasing to the eyes.
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