Chakka Varattiyathu is a popular dessert of Kerala in India. It is made using ripe Jackfruit and is super delicious. This is a dessert which is very close to my heart. My grandmother used to make it for me whenever I visit them during my school holidays to Kerala. And it was not an easy process as it needs to be cooked for a long time if making a big batch. Don’t worry this recipe will take just 30 mins as the quantity is less 😉.
I usually have this dessert as is but you can also use it as a spread due to its jam consistency on roti/ bread. It can also be used to cook Jackfruit pradhaman or payasam with this Chakka Varattiyathu.
Traditionally it is cooked using a heavy bottomed vessel called Uruli but you can choose any vessel you desire which is suitable for continuous stirring.
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Ingredients (serves 2-3)
1. Jackfruit ripe- 400gms
2. Jaggery- 175 gms
3. Ghee- 2 tbsps
4. Cardamom powder( optional) – a pinch
5. Ginger powder (optional)- a pinch
Please watch video for the method.