Monday, October 7, 2013

Chakka Ada / Jackfruit Ada

I am indebted to my grand-mom for this wonderful recipe... a great tea-time snack, providing all healthy nutrients. Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, manganese & iron. I would like to call this an authentic recipe from my grand-mom, although it has some similarity to the "Kumbilappam"  popular in south Kerala, specially Kottayam.


Chakka varattiyathu / jackfruit halwa - 1 cup
Rice powder / Pathiripodi - 2 tbsp
Semolina / Rava - 1 tbsp
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (if cardamom is already added in the chakka varatti / jackfruit hakwa, then no need to add).
Jackfruit halwa / Chakka varattiyathu

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly with hand.
Once everything is combined, set aside for atleat 2 hours so that the flavour sets in.

All mixed up

After 2 hrs, heat a tawa, rub it with some oil (preferably coconut oil) and spread the jackfruit mixture on to the tawa. Wet your hands with some water before spreading so that the jackfruit mixture doesn't stick onto your palms.
Slowly drizzle some more oil to the sides of the spread. Cover and let it cook for about 2-3 min.
After 2 min, check the cooked side, if its not sticking onto the tawa, then turn it to the other side for that side to cook. Again drizzle some oil to the sides. Cover and cook for about 2-3 min.
Check the sides and once both sides are cooked well, switch off the stove and transfer it to a plate.
Cut into required shape and have with a hot cup of tea or milk.

Tawa fried
The same jackfruit mixture can be spread on a plate and steamed instead of frying on the tawa. Both taste wonderful!

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