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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Chakka Varatti(Jam) Recipe| Jackfruit Jam| Palapazha Jam

I am back with another Jackfruit recipe. Already I have posted Chakka Pradhaman here. I had this jam once in my college days, when Appa brought it from his friend's home. It tastes awesome and I never bothered about its preparation until I started blogging. When the last time I had this jack fruit in bulk, I reserved some to prepare this. I called that Aunty and checked her version of this chakka varatti and it came out well. She asked me to chop the jackfruit into small pieces and saute it in ghee until everything mashes. It needs time and patience. You can also steam cook and grind it before mixing Jaggery. Here we go for the detailed recipe:
Jackfruit - 25 pieces 
Ghee - 1/4 Cup(can add little more) 
Jaggery - 1/2 Cup 
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp(Chukku Powder) 
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
1. De-seed the Jackfruit and chop it finely into small pieces.
2. In a pan add some ghee and saute the chopped jack fruit. Saute it approximately for 15 to 20 mins in low flame. 
3.Now the colour of the chakka turns golden brown and leaves out the ghee. At this stage add the chukku powder and cardamom powder. Along with this add the powdered jaggery and cook well until the jaggery dissolves. Add enough ghee and saute it until everything combines. Switch off the flame. 
Allow it to cool and store it in airtight container. Kids will enjoy this and you can serve this with bread or chappathi.
Points to remember:
  • If your jaggery has impurities, heat it with little water and strain it. Then add it to the cooked jackfruit.
  • After adding jaggery the jack fruit will not cook. So mash it well before adding jaggery. Add enough ghee to get rich jam.
  • As already mentioned, if you need you can steam cook the jackfruit after de-seeding and then grind it smoothly. After that add it to the ghee and saute it well.
  • Instead of jaggery you can also add sugar to get pale colour jam. But adding jaggery is more healthy.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. irressistible varatti. Kothiyavunnu...

  2. wow looks yummy, new way to cook jack fruit

  3. ennike vayya...my mom in law had sent across some when my parents had come over...that got over...now after seeing this post, I am helpless but crave for it untill I get to Kerala to have it

  4. Jack fruit is one of my fav but don't get here in USA. This post makes me drool, yummy!


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