Kerala Recipes/ Kerala Sadhya Recipes/ Kerala-Vegetarian/ Side dish -with gravy-vegetarian



  1. Kadachakka /Breadfruit diced-1 1/2 cup
  2. Potato diced- 1 small
  3. Shallots sliced vertically-10 to 12 nos
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  5. Tomato-1 big
  6. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  7. Garam masala- 1/2 tsp(optional)
  8. Mustard seeds
  9. Salt to taste
  10. oil
  11. Water

To roast and grind

  1. Coconut grated- 1 cup
  2. Red chilies- 5 nos
  3. Garlic- 2 cloves
  4. Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  5. Shallots-4 nos
  6. fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
  7. fennel seeds- 1/4 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  9. Cloves- 2 nos
  10. Cinnamon stick – 1 1/2 ” piece
  11. Chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp
  12. oil- 1 tsp(optional)


  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and shallots and potato.Saute for a minute.
  • Add kadachakka/breadfruit , tomato , turmeric powder,salt and water.Cook till tender.
  • Meanwhile,heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast ingredients 1 to 9 (of  ingredients to roast and grind),stirring continuously.
  • Roast till coconut turns golden brown.Now add chili powder and roast for a minute.Switch off the stove.
  • Allow it to cool  and grind this to form a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Add the coconut paste to cooked kadachakka/breadfruit and adjust salt to taste.Add garam masala(optional).Cook till the gravy thickens. 
Serve with rice
(Note: You can also use tamarind instead of tomatoes ,just add 1 tsp tamarind paste to the curry while  you cook the breadfruit/kadachakka,just avoid tomatoes if you are doing so.)


Sending this to Kerala kitchen July event at Magpies recipes.

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  • Reply
    July 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Hey…another beautiful post…I just love the way you photograph your food….

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    Mehjabeen Arif
    July 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Beautiful Pictures.. very well taken 🙂

    New to ur space and absolutely love it here.. following u
    Do visit me as time permits

    Jabeen's Corner

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    July 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

    delicious I haven't added potatoes with the breadfruit looks wonderful lovely colour in the gravy

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    Prathima Rao
    July 24, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Im drooling looking at this damn delicious, aromatic gravy…Loved the rich color too!!! 🙂
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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    vandana rajesh
    July 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    first time here..the theeyal looks fabulous. You have a really nice space.

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    July 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Reminds me of the kadachakka I have in the fridge waiting to be cooked 🙂 I cook it just the same way but without the potatoes. Gotta try with the potatoes this time!

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    July 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Wow mouthwatering recipe,looks so tempting and inviting too…
    New to your space and love it.I glad to follow u.

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    Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)
    July 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Hey dear first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..hope to hear a word from u too…
    this looks deliciousssssss ..any leftovers pls.?..Wht a flavorful curry with amazing color..Yummo..
    Following u…wil come often…

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    July 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Absolutely love your ground paste, delicious and spicy 🙂

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    July 26, 2011 at 3:24 am

    This looks superb…love this with steamed rice…

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    July 26, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Thank you all….

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    July 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Kadachakka is one of my fav..theeyal looks superb!!!
    U hav a good collection of Kerala recipes here:-) Yummmy

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    July 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

    looks spicy and SO yummy!!!!! love breadfruit few times I've had/made it

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    April 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    For theeyal we usually don't add garam masala and garlic..
    Nice post

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      April 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Hi Ampili thank you for visiting my lil space.Regarding the preparation, even i don't usually add garam masala to ulli theeyal,but for kadachakka theeyal i feel that it adds lot of flavor to the curry.This is how my MIL makes it and it is one of our family fav recipes.
      Happy cooking!!

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    June 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Hey hi .. if I am using only potato, then I can skip garam Masala and garlic right???

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      June 16, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Hi vidya..regarding your question ,garam masala is optional… .do not skip the garlic though.It adds a lot!!


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