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Chakka Ada(Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings)- Kerala Style Recipe

Jack fruit is the one of the seasonal product in Kerala. The recipes of Jackfruit with the flavours of Kerala Spices is just as like a great tasty feast. Jack fruit has a lot of health benefits, it includes the following,

1. Enhancing of immune system
2. Boosts magnesium level in human body
3. Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
4. Help fight cancer
5. Improves Digestion
6. Aids in preventing Osteoporosis

Let’s try the recipe here


1. Jackfruit Ripen- 2 cups chopped
2. Rice flour- 2 cups
3. Jaggery- 1 cup
4. Cardamom powder- ¼ tsp
5. Bay leaf- 10 nos
6. Grated Coconut- 1 cup
7. Water- ½ cup
8. Cumin seed- ½ tsp


Step 1:
Melt Jaggery in ½ cup water, filter impurities and boil till thickens to attain the consistency of honey, in a broad and thick bottomed pan.
Step 2:
In a saucepan cook the jackfruit with melted jaggery. Allow it to cool down and blend it into a smooth paste. In a mixing bowl take the rice flour, grated coconut, cardamom powder, cumin seeds and add the jackfruit paste to it and mix well.
Step 3:
Add water if the dough is too thick. This should neither be too thick nor too loose so as to wrap in the bay leaves.
Step 4:
Clean the bay leaf with water. Drop 2 tbsp of batter or more according to the size of the leaf. Press it gently with hands and fold it.
Step 5:
Steam the leaves in a steamer for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Chakka Ada is ready to serve with hot tea or coffee :) Use organic spices for a better healthy life. You can buy authentic spices from