Unakka Chemmeen Chakkakuru Manga Curry (Dried Shrimp with Jackfruit seeds and Raw Mango)

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Treat your taste buds with this mouth watering ‘Unakka Chemmeen Chakkakuru Manga Curry’ and rice. This curry is a unique combination of Unakka Chemmeen (Dried Shrimps), Chakkakuru (Jackfruit seeds), Manga (Mango) and is one of the most delightfully flavorful seafood specialty of Kerala.


  1. Dried Shrimps – 1 cup
  2. Jackfruit seeds – 15 to 20, peeled and cut lengthwise
  3. Raw Mango – 1, medium sized, cut lengthwise
  4. Drumsticks – 2, peeled and cut into 2″ pieces
  5. Grated Coconut – From one 1/2 of  a coconut
  6. Shallots – 8 to 10, medium sized
  7. Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin seeds – A pinch
  10. Dry Red chillies – 4
  11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  12. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  13. Salt – As per taste
  14. Coconut oil – For tempering
  15. Water – For gravy


  1. In a mixer, add coconut, 3 shallots, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin seeds and little water. Grind into a fine paste and keep it aside.
  2. Pressure cook jackfruit seeds by adding some salt and water. Cook in a medium flame up to 2 whistles or till it is done. Keep it aside.
  3. Dry roast the shrimps in a medium-low flame for 1 minute and keep it aside.
  4. In a vessel, add jackfruit seeds, mango, drumsticks, and some water. Mix and close with a lid.
  5. Once it boils, add the roasted shrimps and mix well.
  6. Add salt and coconut paste. Add water if needed.
  7. Cook till the shrimps are done. Switch off the flame.
  8. In a kadai, heat some coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  9. Add chopped shallots, curry leaves, and dry red chillies. Stir and cook till the shallots turn light brown in color.
  10. Add the tempering to the curry and mix well.
  11. Serve with hot rice.

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