Chakka Varatti

Chakka varatti is a delicious jam or preserve prepared with ripe jackfruit, ghee and jaggery. It is a traditional Kerala recipe that is often made during the jackfruit season.


  • 4 cups Ripe jackfruit pulps, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Jaggery
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger/ Chukku, powdered
  • 1 cup Water


  1. Pressure cook jackfruit pulp with 1/2 cup water for about 3 to 4 whistles and grind it to a smooth paste.
  2. Melt jaggery in 1/2 cup water and strain the jaggery liquid.
  3. Mix the jackfruit pulp and jaggery and cook on low flame till mixture thickens.
  4. Add 1 tsp of ghee every 30 minutes. Continue cooking until the mixture becomes dark brown in colour.
  5. Keep chakka varatti in a dry airtight container.

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