Saturday, May 29, 2010

Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)

Am back after a long vaccation in India.We had a great time there..but i really missed blogging and my friends:-( So here am! Back to be with you all!
Malaysia,our new place is very nice, except the fact that, the climate over here is very hot,same like Kerala.That is the only thing i don't like.Everything else is so good .Everybody knows Malaysia is one of the famous tourist destinations. 20% of the population are indians! So its a home away from home for us. :-)
Malaysia is also famous for variety of food. Here we can find out Indian,chinese,Malay,Middle-Eastern,Korean,Western,Japanese and many other types of cuisines.
Coming back to today's recipe Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam).This is prepared by my MIL when we were at my hubby's home. Jack Fruits were available in plenty during that time and so one fine afternoon, she made this for us :-)


Ripe Jackfruit pulps - 1kg
Jaggery - 750g
Ghee - 250g
Cardmom Powder- 1 tsp

1.Finely chop the jackfruits and steam it till it become soft.Cool it and make a paste in a blender.
2.Melt the jaggery using little water.
3.Put a thick bottomed pan in the stove(Traditionally this is made in 'Uruli'.)
4.Add ghee and jackfruit paste.Saute well.
5.Add jaggery syrup and mix well.
6.Cook on medium heat till the water is reduced.Add cardmom powder to this.
7.Stir it continuously till you get a jam consistancy.


  1. welcome back sree, really missed you...i hope you settled down in a new place and seems your very happy...jackfruit jam is something which i have not heard abt, but looks worth trying...

  2. Dear Sreelekha
    welcome back..I thought you have forgotten us totally..
    What an wonderful recipe, Jack fruit is very favorite of me and SOMEONE, we can finish one big fruit at one go.
    Now you must try some Duriyan, which I could not develop a taste.
    I was in KL for a year or so in 2001 and 02, quite an interesting place and I enjoyed the stay.
    have a nice weekend

  3. Welcome back SreeLekha , jam with jackfruit looks great and totally new to me.

  4. Hey Sree ..welcome back. Really happy to see you blogging again :-) Glad that you are liking the new place.Hope you are all settled by now.

    chakkavarattiyathu kandittu kothi aayittu vayya..adutha aazhcha enikkum ithu kittumallo ennorkkumbol oru samadhanam :D Will catch up once I come back in July..till then take care da

  5. Welcome bac sree... Really missed u!!! this one is completely new... I guess I must try it :)

  6. Slurpppp!!!wat a tempting jam..awesome!

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  8. Aha..thirichu ethiyallo....
    welcome back dearie...
    ithu kandittu ippo kazhikkan thonnunnu...

  9. Oh u r back ...grt grt.Ithu kanditu vellam irakanalle pattu :( Thanks for the anniversary wishes dear.

  10. I absolutely love this dish, yours is lot better...wanna grab from a spoonful right now:):)

  11. Hello Sreelekha..

    Good to see you back with a great post. We love your space and were regular visitors.

    Chakkavaratti looks yummy ..

    PLease do check us out sometime when you get a chance @

    Kairali sisters

  12. Welcome back dear...Hope to see more malaysian dish from u soon..Jackfruit Jam is new to me..but it sounds so delicious

  13. my here..luv ur recipes..following u

  14. is the cardamom powder significant in this recipe or it can also be optional??


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