Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chakka Varatti (Jack Fruit Halwa)

Jackfruits when tender,can be used to make variety of savory dishes and when ripe,can be eaten as a fruit or for preparing a kind of jam called Chakka Varatti. This Chakkavaratti is used as a key ingredient in authentic dishes like Chakka Pradhaman, and Ela Adai .

Ripe jackfruit-1/2 kilo
Grated coconut-1 cup
Ghee- 1/2 cup

1. Remove the seeds from the chakkapazham (jackfruit)
2. Cut into small pieces and boil this with 1 cup of water and smash it well using a spatula
3. Then grind it to a smooth paste in a blender.
4. Add jaggery and boil.No need to add water.
5. Allow the mixture to cook on medium-low heat till the water is reduced
6. Stir continuously till it becomes very thick .
7. Add 1 tsp of ghee,whenever it starts to stick,probably in every 15 mts.
8. Add ghee and coconut and remove from the flame
9. Allow it to cool naturally and keep it in a dry air-tight container.
10. Want to keep this chakkavaratti for a longer period do not add coconu


Andhra Flavors said...

delicious recipe.nice idea halwa with jack fuit.

Unknown said...

I have ripe jackfruit in my freezer and was wondering what to do with it. Your delicious halwa recipe solved my problem!

All your recipes are mouth watering! Will try soon.

Jaishree Iyer said...

Welcome Andhra flavours&pearl to my blog,thanks for the lovely visitagain.Pearlwaiting to hear from ur side abt the recipe jack fruit halwa ur gonna try.

Sum Raj said...

perfect jackfruit halwa....i miss a lot....ihad b4 2 years....this is mouthwatering

Vidhya said...

I love this Chakka Varatti. My patti used to make it after vishu. BTW r u from Kerala??