Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jackfruit jam / Chakka varatti

Chakka varatti is a traditional recipe in kerala. It is a popular jackfruit dish in kerala which is prepared using ripe jackfruit bulbs. It is also rich in nutrients and proteins. Jack fruit contains minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber and energy. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins

Jackfruit bulbs – 10
Jaggery – 2 cups
Water – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tbsp

1. Heat water in a pan, add jaggery to it. Heat it up till the jaggery dissolves in water. Strain to remove impurities and keep aside.
2. Remove the seeds from jackfruit and chop them. Grind it to a smooth paste without adding water.
3. In a heavy bottomed pan, add strained jaggery syrup and allow it to boil till it reaches a string consistency.
4. Add jackfruit puree to the syrup and stir continuously for about 15 mins. It starts to thicken, now add ghee and mix well.
5. Keep stirring for about 10 mins. At one stage, the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Switch off and serve.


  1. I have never made jackfruit jam before, but this looks so deliocus! Would love to try this! :)

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