Monday, October 4, 2010

Kumbilappam/Vazhanayila Appam/Chakka Appam/Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings

Kumbilappam made with Vazhanayila
 Kumbilappam is another authentic dish from Kerala.The main ingredient of this recipe is Chakka pazham(Jackfruit). Jackfruit, jaggery ,rice flour and some fresh coconut are mixed together to prepare the dough. It is then wrapped in Vazhanayila (this aromatic leaf gives a special flavour to the appam) in Kumbil(Cone) shape. That's why the name kumbilappam! The flavour of jackfruit and aroma of the leaves together gives a great taste to this dish.

Here goes my mom-in-law's recipe for kumbilappam.

Ingredients:

 Ripe Jackfruit Bulbs(chopped finely)  - 2cups
Jaggery(scraped) - 1 cup(adjust according to your taste)
Freshly grated coconut - 1cup
Rice flour (roasted) - 2cups.
Cardmom (powdered) - 1/2tsp(optional )
Vazhana Ela or Banana leaves - as required.
Method:

1 Melt jaggery in 1/2 cup of water.Remove the impurities.
2 Make a smooth paste of jackfruit pieces without adding any water.
3.In a big bowl add jackfruit paste,jaggery syrup and coconut.Mix well with your hands.
4.Add rice flour little by little and make a smooth dough.It should not be too thick or too loose.
5.Now take the leaf(Vazhana leaf or banana  leaf) and make  cones with it and fill the dough inside.
6 Bend the top of the leaves and press inside to cover the top.Use toothpicks to keep the leaves closed.
7Steam it around 30-45 minutes or till its done.

Here is some pics of kumbilappam that i made  with banana leaves.


Notes

1 You can  prepare this appam with Chakka varatti /jackfruit jam as well.Add some rice flour and grated coconut to the chakka varatti.Rest of the method  is same as above.
2 If jackfruit is not available ,try this recipe with  small bananas.

27 comments:

  1. Kidilan aayittunde tto.. Love it..

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  2. Sreem

    Adipoli chakka kondu enthu undakiyalum kollam

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  3. Classic recipe sree!kurenalai kazhichittu.....Kandittu sahikunnila tou..:) evide njan chakka thappi nadakkuva, kittarilla...kurachu ingottu parcel cheyyutto..:-)

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  4. As sanghee said..classic recipe Sree...Chakka erupund, vazhyilayum kittan budhimutiila evide, a must try...Ente vayyil vellam niranju tto...

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  5. Hi Sree,

    It been a long time since i had one...Wish you could send me some!!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  6. Havent heard of thid or tasted this yet...looks gud

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  7. It looks simply awesome ... mouthwatering one and its very new to me ... love it love it

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  8. yummy and looks perfect!....nice click da!

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  9. Woww gorgeous appam, truly awesome and prefect..

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  10. New, innovative and interesting recipe. Dumplings looks yummy, fabulous and tempting.

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  11. Wowwwwwwww.. what a classic recipe.. looks very delicious and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!

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  12. Wow,this is new to me,looks very tempting! Should be very flavorful!

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  13. wow adipoli anallo ente fav anithu

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  14. love it...my grand mom makes them and i am now craving it

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  15. I had tasted these during hostel days..ithu nammude naatil illallo..looks perfect n yummmmmmmm

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  16. OMG! When shall I visit you, simply irresistible. Where did you get the leaves? is there any alternative for that, does it adds any special taste as well.

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  17. Superb clicks sree, it looks really good wrapped with a banana leaf...

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  18. That looks simply awesome..adipoli,kothiyavunnu

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  19. ooh eeshoye njan enthu thettu cheythu!!!! enne sree nee kothipichu kothipichu oru paruvam akkumallo..adipoli!!

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  20. They look absolutely gorgeous..very new n interesting recipe!

    US Masala

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  21. Superb pics!! Aa last picture kandittu sharikkum kothi varununde..Njan novemberil naattil pokunundu..Ennittu venom ee kothi ellam theerkkan :)

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  22. ayyo enikku ippol ithu venam....yummmy yumm...lovely clicks Sree

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  23. very new dessert to me ...looks wonderful ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  24. Awesome recipe. It has come out perfectly.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  25. oh, thanks for letting us see this post. really great! wish to have this menu later after i got home, ill let my wife to visit this blog and request her to make me some.

    im starting to crave! really mouth watering!

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  27. chakka is my favorite fruit..My mother also knows too cook this dish very well..thanks for the post..:)

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