Jackfruit halwa/ Chakka varattiyatu is a traditional jackfruit dish of Kerala. Riped jackfruits and jaggery are the main ingredients for making this delicious recipe. JackfruitÂ is highly beneficial for the health as it is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamine, iron, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, zinc, copper, magnesium, fatty acids etc. It boosts immune system functions and helps to prevent from seasonal diseases
Ripe jackfruit/Chakka â€“ 500 Gram
Organic Jaggery powderâ€“ 250 Gram
Ghee â€“ 40 Gram
Cardamom powder 1tsp
Mince/Grind the jackfruit pieces in a blender.
Take a thick bottomed pan and heat jaggery and little water to make thick syrup. Strain this mixture once dissolved. Add the minced jackfruit and keep tustirring continuously till the mixture thicknesses becomes dark. Add the cardamom powder and stir
Add ghee when the halwa starts to get thicken. At a stage it will leave the sides of the kadai like a halwa. When the mixture can be rolled into a ball, put the contents into a greased dish. Smoothen the top surface with a spoon.
When the jackfruit halwa has cooled down, cut into pieces and serve. Store in airtight containers.
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