1. Remove the skin from the jackfruit. Cut it into small pieces. There should not be any seeds in it but if there are, discard them.
2. Add 2 cups of water to the jackfruit pieces along with the turmeric and some salt. When it is cooked, drain the water and mash it. Cut it into small pieces.
3. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urud dal. When the mustard seeds begin to pop, add the jackfruit, coconut and pepper. Stir fry for about 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.
1 small unripe jackfruit
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch turmeric
2 Tbs coconut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece ginger, 1/2-inch, minced
2 tsp urud dal
This traditional Kerala recipe for Iddichakka Upperi, or Unripe Jackfruit Upperi, is made with small unripe jackfruit before it matures and becomes sweet. Iddichakka means small unripe jackfruit and upperi means side dish. Not spicy hot, this is a dry fry dish in that it is not cooked in a curry so it is low in calories and very healthy to eat.