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..
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Makes : 2 cups
Jackfruit / Chakka – 6 cups
Jaggery – 1.5 cups grated
Ghee – 4 to 5 tblspn
Water – 1.5 cup
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.
1)This will keep good for more than a month in fridge.
|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|
|this is the jaggery syrup|
|Pour it in|
|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|