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Jackfruit Halwa

Jackfruit Halwa, the traditional way of preserving jackfruit and you could never stop eating it. So addictive dessert for all jackfruit lovers.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Desert, Desert Recipe, Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 427 kcal


  • 6 cups Jackfruit puree
  • 2 cups Jaggery or to taste
  • ½ cup Ghee


  • Take pureed jackfruit, crushed jackfruit and chopped jackfruit in a heavy bottom large pot.
  • Stir fry for 2 mins.
  • Add in jaggery and mix well.
  • Now keep mixing this till it starts to thicken.
  • Now add in ghee little at a time and keep cooking till it thickens. It will take around 30 mins or so.
  • Once the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan. You can transfer it to a greased pan.
  • Press evenly and let it set for 1 hour.
  • Un mould and serve.


How to Prepare Jackfruit

Jackfruit Puree: Take seeded jackfruit flesh in a blender and puree till smooth. Don't add any water.
Crushed Jackfruit : Take jackfruit in a blender and pulse just 3 to 4 times till it is coarsely crushed. There will be some big chunks and some small chunks.
Chopped Jackfruit: Use a knife to chop jackfruit into even tiny pieces. 


  • Ripe jackfruit is best in this recipe.
  • Don't use mushy variety of jackfruit. It will be so stringy. 
  • Using three texture of jackfruit makes this varatti so tasty. You get bits of jackfruit when you bite into them which makes it yummy.
  • Add jaggery as per your sweet taste. You can add more or less as you like. 
  • Add cardamom and ginger powder and mix well.
  • Add ghee little at a time.
  • You can scoop the halwa as it is and serve in a bowl.
  • You can transfer the halwa into a greased pan and leave it to set. Then cut into squares and serve.


Jackfruit halwa can be stored in fridge for upto 3 to 4 months. 
Nutrition Facts
Jackfruit Halwa
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 74g82%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chakka varatti, Chakka varattiyathu, halwa recipes, Jack fruit halwa
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