Apr 15, 2015

Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe / Jackfruit Halwa Recipe



This halwa is one of my all time favourite. But we dont make this often, because we dont have jackfruit tree in our home. But my aunt has that in her house, so whenever there is a ripe fruit in that tree, she sents half of that large fruit to our home. Most of the time we eat it as it is, if the fruits are too sweet. But sometimes the fruit wont be that sweet, so it need some help and it would be transformed into this or payasam.

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This sweet is pretty easy to make, each people have their own way of making it. My aunt used to chop the fruit finely and cook them in jaggery syrup and make this. But i find that very time consuming, because you have to spend quite a long time separating the fruits from the rough jack fruit. So this is how i do it. It is easy and and delicious.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Makes : 2 cups

Ingredients:


Jackfruit / Chakka - 6 cups

Jaggery - 1.5 cups grated
Ghee - 4 to 5 tblspn
Water - 1.5 cup

Method:


Take jackfruit and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame for 10 mins. Turn off the heat.


Now transfer this mix to a kadai.


Take jaggery and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan, heat so the jaggery is melted. Strain this and add to the jackfruit mix.


Now heat this on high heat and let the mixture gets thick.


Keep cooking them and keep stiring, it will get dark in colour and very thick.


Add ghee at this point and keep mixing them,


At a stage it will leave the sides of the kadai like a halwa.


Turn off the heat and let it cool.


Serve.


Notes:


1)This will keep good for more than a month in fridge.

Pictorial:
Separate the fruist from the jackfruit


Take them in a pressure cooker


Add a cup of water


cover and pressure cook


now the fruits are completely cooked


take them in a kadai
Now take some jaggery in a sauce pan


Add water to it


Heat so the jaggery is melted


strain them


this is the jaggery syrup


Pour it in


Mix well


Keep cooking them


it will start to get thick


Now the excess water has evaporated


You have to keep cooking it for 15 mins or so, till it reaches this consistency..Keep stiring and mashing them


Add in ghee at this point


keep cooking them..I added around 4 tblspn of ghee


At a point the mixture will leave the sides of the pan..this is the right consistency


Serve

12 comments:

  1. Mouth watering..I love chakka varatiyathu

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  2. Lovely... Pass this plate of halwa to me...

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  3. We had a jackfruit that was not very ripe but we had to cut it as it was getting spoilt. Bit of googling got me to your site. I followed your instructions and made this halwa. It does not have the same colour as yours but it is extremely tasty. Actually, I am not sure how this is supposed to taste because we never had it before. In any case, scored lots of brownie points from wife☺. Thanks a lot for the recipe. I will come back to look for more.

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  4. We had a jackfruit that was not very ripe but we had to cut it as it was getting spoilt. Bit of googling got me to your site. I followed your instructions and made this halwa. It does not have the same colour as yours but it is extremely tasty. Actually, I am not sure how this is supposed to taste because we never had it before. In any case, scored lots of brownie points from wife☺. Thanks a lot for the recipe. I will come back to look for more.

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  5. This ill try when I come to Kanyakumary next week.

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  6. Six cup of jackfruit means approximately how many jackfruit

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  7. Godddd!!! This is heavenly. Your precise recipes makes cooking so easy. It turned out exactly like in your pictures. Thank you!!!! :P

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  8. Looking so good...i wanna try the recipe

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  9. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Since we have jackfruit in abundance, I tried the recipe today. The color turned out exactly like in the pics. It was lovely taste. A
    recipe to keep and share.

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  10. Awesome recipe aarthi its already drooling so am not gonna eat jackfruit gonna prepare this yummy halwa

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  11. Awesome recipe aarthi its already drooling so am not gonna eat jackfruit gonna prepare this yummy halwa

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