Chakka Ularthiyathu - Chakka Recipe - Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry Recipe
Chakka Ularthiyathu - Chakka Recipe - Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry Recipe

Chakka (Jackfruit) Ularthiyathu is a Kerala Style Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry preparation with out coconut. During Jackfruit season in Kerala some of the Keralites replace rice the common starch staple with Jackfruit. All parts of this giant fruit are edible and can be eaten either raw or cooked or ripened.

Chakka puzhukku, Chakka Ularthiyathu (Ularth), Chakka erisseri, Chakka vevichathu, Chakka vatal (Jackfruit chips) etc are the famous Jackfruit dishes in raw form. Jackfruit fritters, Therali, Chakka Ada etc are the common ripened Jackfruit dishes.

This Chakka Ularthiyathu can be eaten as a snack, breakfast, side dish with rice also as a  main dish with veg or non veg curries.

Best combination

  • Kerala style Fish curry
  • Chicken/ Beef curry
  • Mulak Chammanthi (Chutney)

Chakka Ularthiyathu | Kerala Style Raw Jackfruit Stir Fry Recipe

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 1. Raw Jackfruit - 3 Cups - Cut into lengthy pieces
  • 2. Turmeric powder (Manjalpodi) - 1/8 Teaspoon
  • 3. Mustard seeds (Kaduk) - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • 4. Shallots (Chuvannulli) - 6 Nos
  • 5. Garlic - 3 Medium cloves
  • 6. Dried red chilli - 2 Nos
  • 7. Curry leaves - 1 Stem
  • 8. Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • 9. Salt - As required


  1. Cook raw Jackfruit with turmeric powder, salt and 3/4 cup water (Refer notes).
  2. Crush shallots, garlic and dried red chilli and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add the crushed ingredients and curry leaves and saute till raw smell goes away.
  5. Add the cooked jackfruit and saute for 2 minutes till all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Switch off the flame and serve hot.


  • Cook Jackfruit in little water and check for the tenderness. If not cooked properly add more hot water and cook.
  • Don’t add too much water as Chakka Ularthiyathu will be mushy.

Recipe in Malayalam

  1. ചക്ക ഉപ്പും മഞ്ഞൾപൊടിയും വെള്ളവും ചേർത്ത് വേവിച്ചു മാറ്റി വയ്ക്കുക.
  2. ഒരു പാത്രത്തിൽ എന്ന ചൂടാക്കി കടുക് പൊട്ടിച്ചു ചുവന്നുള്ളിയും, വറ്റൽ മുളകും, വെളുത്തുള്ളിയും ചതച്ചതും കറി വേപ്പിലയും ഇട്ടു മൂപ്പിക്കുക.
  3. ഇതിലേക്ക് വേവിച്ചു വച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന ചക്ക ഇട്ടു ഇളക്കി വാങ്ങുക.