Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jack fruit halwa / Sweet / Jam

Jack fruit is a tropical Asian tree having large edible fruits, uni sexual flowers, and fine-grained durable wood.It is a native to southwestern of India, Philippines, Sri Lanka and east of Malaysia. It is believed that jack fruit origin to the rain forests of the Western Ghat of India.Jack fruit contains many vitamins and minerals,and offers numerous health benefits.It is also known to help cure ulcers and indigestion. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh.Here I am going to share with you a sweet recipe using jack fruit.This recipe is my Mom's specialty.

Jack fruit - 18 pieces
Jaggery - 1 cup or more
Ghee - 1/2 to 1 cup
Cashew nuts - 2 tablespoon
salt - 1 pinch
Rice flour - 1 tsp

This is a photo from our trip to Athirapally Waterfalls in Kerala

1)Pressure cook the jack fruit without the kernel and paste it in a blender(without water).
2)Fry the cashew nut in ghee and keep aside.
3)Heat a pan of ghee,add jack fruit and jaggery.Keep stirring continuously over medium-low heat till it thickens to a jam consistency and stops sticking to the pan.
4)Mix rice flour with very little water and add to the sweet and stir for another 2-3 minutes (this is done for the sweet to thicken).

1)Can also use canned jack fruit for making this taking care to wash the fruit very nicely.


  1. Awesome recipe and good photo !

  2. This is my fav.We call it as Chakka varatti:)

  3. first time here and you have a lovely blog and recipes....

    Jackfruit halwa looks great.....

    when you find time do visit mine... thanks...

  4. Looks perfect and great.

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