Fleshy parts of jack fruit 15
Jaggery 3 big blocks or 6 small
Coconut milk 1 ½ cup thick
Ghee 4 tea spoons
Coconut pieces small fried in ghee 1 table spoon
Cardamom, cumin seeds and dry ginger pieces powdered 2 or 3 pinches
How to prepare
Cut the jack fruit into small thin pieces.
Pressure cook this in 2 table spoons of water.When done, remove the water and keep aside.Grind this very well without water. Melt jaggery(boil) in the water used for cooking jack fruit.If needed add little more water.( I did this to avoid using much water. Since desiccating is too much difficult while making chakka varatti, it usually splatter out ). Mix the jaggery water with ground jack fruit paste. Add ghee. Mix very well and heat. Stir continuously till there is no water. Stop stirring when the paste turns ball and doesn’t stick to the pan.
Add coconut milk in to this. Mix and when begin to boil remove from fire.Sprinkle powdered cardamom, cumin seeds and dry ginger. Garnish with the fried coconut pieces.
I followed the instructions of my friend Valsala, for making this tasty dessert.Thanks Valsala!
Submitted to JFI for Jack fruit hosted by Bee of Jugalbandi.