Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe- Ripe Jackfruit Halwa

A traditional halwa, Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe, is a unique recipe made with ripe jackfruits, cooked in jaggery. Serve it as a dessert after a traditional kerala meal.

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe- Ripe Jackfruit Halwa
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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.  

Did you know: Jackfruit is a rich source of dietary fiber that makes it a bulk laxative. This helps to improve digestion. It is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which can strengthen your immune system.

Serve Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu as a dessert after a delicious Kerala meal that includes Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans (Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew) and Kerala Style Appam Recipe (Fermented Rice Pancakes With Coconut) for a weekend meal. 

Other recipes that you can try with Ripe Jackfruits

  1. Ripe Jackfruit Cake Recipe
  2. Karnataka Style Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasa Recipe
  3. Jackfruit Idli Recipe

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

180 M

Total in

190 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Jackfruit Ripe (Kathal) , deseeded and chopped
  • 3 cups Jaggery
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) powder , roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder

How to make Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe- Ripe Jackfruit Halwa

  1. To begin making Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu, first add 1 cup of water to a pressure cooker along with the jackfruit/chakka pieces and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles.  Allow the pressure to release naturally and cool.  

  2. Transfer the cooked jackfruit into a mixer jar and grind to a smooth puree and keep aside.

  3. Taste the jackfruit to check sweetness, and use jaggery accordingly to ensure the Chakka Varattiyathu is not overly sweet and is just right to eat. 

  4. Now prepare the jaggery syrup

  5. Heat a pan, on medium flame, add powdered jaggery and one cup of water to it.  Keep stirring till the jaggery dissolves completely. Boil it on a medium flame until becomes a thick syrup. Turn off the flame and strain the mixture to remove the impurities.

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

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

  8. Add ghee little by little, stirring continuously, otherwise, chakka varattiyathu will stick to the bottom of the pan.

  9.  Keep cooking until the Chakka Varattiyathu 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 Chakka Varattiyathu to cool.

  10. Serve Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu as a dessert after a delicious Kerala meal that includes Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans (Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew) and Kerala Style Appam Recipe (Fermented Rice Pancakes With Coconut) for a weekend meal.

Kerala Style Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe- Ripe Jackfruit Halwa is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2017

Last Modified On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 16:01
     
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