Chakka Varattiyathu Recipe (Jackfruit Preserve)

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Chakka Varattiyathu

Chakka Varattiyathu is a traditional Kerala dish cooked from non-ripe jackfruit. If this dish brings back the summer memories of your childhood, then you should definitely try this diabetes-friendly Chakka Varattiyathu recipe.

Ingredients for Chakka Varattiyathu

  • Jackfruit (non- ripe,  fresh, seed removed flesh only) cut into  half inch pieces : 250 grams
  • Coconut ( grind) 5 tablespoon
  • Green chillies  2/3 nos
  • Spring onion 3/4 nos
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic. 3/4 dents
  • Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon

Grind altogether gentle just to mix it up in a mixer grinder.

  • Spring onion (Cut into small pieces):  1 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves,water, salt to taste.

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Chakka Varattiyathu


  1. Cook the jackfruit flesh with a little water, some curry leaves and salt.
  2. Add the grinded coconut mixture when cooked and stir well.
  3. Heat a frying pan, add the oil, bring it to boil, then crack  mustard seeds, add cut onion, then curry leaves.
  4. Remove from the fire when onion turns golden brown.
  5. Add the whole garnish to the cooked jackfruit and stir well.

Serve with fish curry/ chicken/ mango pickle/curd chutney.

(You could preserve the just-cooked jackfruit with salt in the freezer for a year.)

Read More: Jackfruit Flour Recipes for Diabetics

Recipe by: Sosamma Stephen

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