CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE | How to make CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE

By Saranya Manickam  |  23rd Mar 2018  |  
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CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKEby Saranya Manickam
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    45

    mins
  • Serves

    10

    People

6

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About CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE Recipe

Kerala cuisine is unique and it is very natural.Recently I tried Chakka Appam ( Steamed Jack fruit rice) and here Iam sharing the recipe with you.

CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE

Ingredients to make CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE

  • Jack fruit / pazhapazham – 8 pcs
  • jaggery – 1/2 cup
  • Roasted rice flour – 3/4 cup.
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup.
  • cardamom – 5 pods.
  • banana leaf – for steaming.
  • ghee – for greasing.

How to make CHAKKA APPAM / STEAMED JACKFRUIT RICE CAKE

  1. Sieve rice flour twice and dry roast it for 3 mins without burning.
  2. Powder cardamom and keep it aside.
  3. If your jackfruit is much ripe and soft , you no need to boil.Else if it is little hard boil it.
  4. Add jackfruit in 2 cups of water and boil till it softens, drain the water and let the jackfruit come down to room temperature.
  5. Grind jackfruits to fine puree.
  6. Heat 1/4 cup water in a wide pan and add jaggery to it and boil till jaggery melts.
  7. Now add jackfruit puree and boil till the mixture thickens to creamy consistency.
  8. Add rice flour, coconut, cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Keep mixing till the mixture forms a soft dough , remove from flame and let it come down to room temperature.
  10. Cut banana leafs to desired size and heat slightly in flame ( this is done to prevent leaf from tearing while folding).
  11. Grease the banana leafs with ghee and place 2 tablespoon of mixed dough in middle.
  12. Gently flatten the dough with palm and fold the leaf. If needed you can knot the folded leafs with thread.
  13. Steam the folded leafs in idli steamer for 15 mins till the banana leafs changes its colour.
  14. When done remove from flame , open the leafs and enjoy the Chakka appam with evening tea.
  15. The appam stays good even for 2 days when refrigerated.

My Tip:

You can increase the jaggery level upto your taste , as we like it mild sweet I added medium amount of jaggery.

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