Monday, October 26, 2015

Kadachakka Ethapazham Stew

Kadachakka Ethapazham Stew

Kadachakka/ breadfruit is widely cooked in Kerala and there are a verity of sweet and savory dishes made with breadfruit. The recipe today is a delicious stew with breadfruit and ripe plantains. This is a sweet version  is usually served as a  breakfast curry. This is my mom's favorite and this is a nice combo with appam. You can also serve this as a dessert. Give this recipe a try, you will surely love it.

Bread fruit cubed- 2 cup

Ripe plantain- 2 small
Thin coconut milk- 1 cup
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup 
Rice flour- 1tsp
Sugar- 3 tbs
salt- a pinch
raisins and cashew nuts - a few
ghee- 1 tbs
cardamon powder-a pinch
Fennel seeds- 1/4 tsp
Whole Cardamon-3-4

Cut ripe plantain and bread fruit into thick cubes. You can either steam it or cook in a heavy bottom pan with  1/2 cup of  water and a pinch of salt. Remove from stove when it is cooked and soft but not mushy.

Heat ghee in a pan and add whole cardamon, fennel seeds, raisins and cashew nuts and roast for a minute. Now add the cooked bread fruit,plantain and sugar and saute them gently. Allow sugar to caramelize.
Pour in  3/4  thin coconut milk and allow to simmer for two minutes.
Now add in the thick coconut milk and the cardamon powder. Take the left over thin coconut milk and mix the rice flour till there is no lumps. Quickly add this to the stew and mix. Let it get heated and thicken.Serve warm with appams.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. I have had this with ethapazham alone... this sounds really delish!

  2. nice combination never tried this.. yummy

  3. wow..this looks unique and delicious,yummmy !!

  4. Hello Suja,
    Very delicious and testy recipe.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  5. This is very new to me.. Sounds so yummy and delicious


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