Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe

Delicious ripe Jackfruit halwa recipe

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Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu is a tasty dessert recipe made with jackfruit. It is a halwa made with ripe jackfruit, jaggery, ghee, and cardamom powder. The recipe uses minimal ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy. It is a great recipe to cook during the festive season when you have guests coming over.  

Serve Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu along with Chettinad Kandarappam as festive desserts.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Ripe Jackfruit Cake Recipe
  2. Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe
  3. Jackfruit Idli Recipe

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

180 M

Total in

190 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Jackfruit (Kathal) , ripe, deseeded and chopped
  • 3 cups Jaggery
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin powder , roasted
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cardamom Powder

Directions for Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe

  1. To begin making Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu, first add 1 cup of water to a pressure cooker along with the jackfruit pieces and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles.  Wait till the pressure subsides. Let it cool.  By now, the jackfruit pieces will be cooked well.

  2. Mash the jackfruit pieces with a potato masher or transfer the cooked jackfruit to a blender or a mixer jar and grind to a smooth puree and keep aside.

  3. Now prepare the jaggery syrup. For this add powdered jaggery and one cup of water to a bowl.  Keep stirring till the jaggery dissolves completely.  Once the jaggery is dissolved, turn off the flame and strain the mixture to remove the impurities.  Pour the jaggery mixture to a bowl and boil it on a medium flame until becomes a thick syrup.

  4. Meanwhile, add the jackfruit puree to a heavy bottomed pan or uruli.  Keep stirring and cook on a low-medium flame till entire water evaporates.

  5. Pour the jaggery syrup to the cooked jackfruit and stir continuously.

  6. Add ghee little by little in between.  Keep stirring continuously, otherwise, chakka varattiyathu will stick to the bottom of the pan.

  7.  Keep cooking until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan. At this stage, add dry ginger powder, roasted cumin powder and cardamom powder.  Mix well. Turn off the flame and allow the mixture to cool.

  8. Serve Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu along with Chettinad Kandarappam as festive desserts.

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2017

Last Modified On Thursday, 20 April 2017 11:53

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