Chakka Appam/ Chakka Kinnathappam /Steamed Jackfruit Rice cakes

My mom makes the most excellent Chakka Varatti aka Jackfruit preserve .I never dared to ask the recipe as I am pretty sure that it is a very tedious process.
So I stick to the my lazy path and get a big bottle of Chakka varatti from homeJ  
It always comes handy, you can make a lot of delicious dishes with Chakka varatti ..of course it tastes great by itselfJ
Kinnathappam is one among that, it is a popular snack in Kerala.This one is my Amma’s version of Kinnathappam aka Steamed Rice cake.
Amma usually add her signature Chakka varatti to the batter which makes it even more delectable

Chakka Appam/ Chakka Kinnathappam /Steamed Jackfruit Rice cakes
1 Cup Rice powder
½ Cup Coconut Milk
4 tbspn Jackfruit preserve/Chakka varatti
1-2 Cardamom
1 Cube Jaggery

Heat ½ Cup water in a pan and add the Jaggery.
Once it is melted ,add the jackfruit preserve and powdered cardamom .
Lower the flame and stir , mix well , it is ok to have small lumps of jackfruit preserves.
Switch off the flame and let it cool down
Add the coconut milk and the cooled down Jaggery liquid to the rice flour and mix well.
The batter should be the consistency of cake batter/Idly batter.
You can add more flour or water to adjust the consistency of the batter
Pour into greased plate and steam for about 10-15 minutes.
You can cut easily into squares once it is cooled down.

Off this goes to Kerala Kitchen hosted by  Prathibha


  1. That looks quite yummy..neatly cut burfis..yumm yumm

  2. Kinathappam is my all time favorite. Ur version with chakka sounds too yum...

  3. Am I in dream land? Jackfruit rice cakes sounds so delectable , lovely clicks

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. I'm not a jackfruit lover, this looks so cute and delicious

  5. Looks tasty and my hubby's fav. Love the colour.

  6. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  7. Hey Ramya, now you have told half the recipe, please do post the chakka varatti recipe sometime, this is new to me, delicious..

  8. Love this! Chakka varatti is one of my favorites!

  9. Super delicious kinnathappam...I will get my share of chakka varatti this time when I go home..:)

  10. Kandittu kodthi varunne...chakka varatti is my weakness.

  11. Very interesting recipe. nicely presented and cute clicks

  12. sounds new and healthy too and looking delicious..

  13. Thanks for sharing such authentic recipe, pictures are very colourful and clear!

  14. Looks fabulous. And the pictures speak a thousand words. Well done..!

  15. Fantastic! Brilliant pictures! :-)

    and same pinch...i got some chakka varatti from home as well...

  16. yummy delicious chakka varatti appam. Wish I could pick at-least one piece from them :)
    Thanks a lot for sending this yummy treat to KK Event



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