Chakka Ada (Jackfruit Ada)

Chakka Ada is prepared using Jack fruit vilayichath. In this Kerala traditional delicacy, well ripened jackfruit is smashed well and fried adding jaggery and ghee. The content should not be dry or thickened.

Ingredients for Chakka Ada (Jackfruit Ada):

1. Jack fruit vilayichath (sauted and fried well) – 1 cup

2. Water – 2 cups

3. Oil – 1 small spoon

    Salt – ½ small spoon

4. Palappam powder – 1 cup

5. Scrapped coconut – 1 cup

    Water -1 big spoon

6. Cardamom powder (optional) – ½ small spoon

7. Banana leaves – 6 pieces to cook ada

How to prepare Chakka Ada (Jackfruit Ada)?

1. Boil 2 cups of water.

2. When water starts boiling, add oil and salt and mix well.

3. Pour this boiling water to rice flour and mix well using a big spoon.

4. When it cools, mix the ingredients using hands and make 6 balls out of it.

5. Place ingredients no: 4 in flame and when it heats add jackfruit vilayichath to it.

6. Stir continuously till the contents mix well, and it should not be thick.

7. Put the flame off and add cardamom powder if you need.

8. Divide this mixture to six parts. This mixture is used as filling for Chakka ada.

9. Spread each rice ball on banana leaf bits using moist hands.

10. On one half of this leaf, place one set of jackfruit vilayichath filling and fold the banana leaf.

11. Jackfruit vilayichath will be sandwiched in between two layers of rice powder layer (see the image).

12. Repeat the process till 6 adas are prepared.

13. Steam cook your chakka ada using a steamer for minimum 20 minutes.

How to prepare Chakka Vilayichath (Jackfruit Vilayichath)?

Finely chop half kilos of well-ripened jackfruit. Add a little water and make a fine paste. Add this paste to a thick bottomed pan and cook. Add ¼ kilo melted jaggery (prepared by melting jaggery in boiling water) to it and stir continuously. When water content is fully absorbed, add 50 gm ghee, mix well and put the flame off.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 15-31, 2012

Jackfruit Ada (Chakka Ada) – Recipe 2

Ingredients for Jackfruit Ada (Chakka Ada) – Recipe 2:

1. Jaggery – 150 gm

    Water – 150 milli

2. Ghee – 5 small spoons

3. Well ripen jackfruit – 200 gm

4. Cardamom powder – 1 small spoon

    Cumin powder – ½ small spoon

5. Rice flour – 250 gm

6. Banana leaves – As required

How to prepare Jackfruit Ada (Chakka Ada) – Recipe 2?

1. Melt jaggery using water and strain it.

2. Heat ghee and sauté jackfruit.

3. When it’s done, add melted jaggery and cook again.

4. When it’s done, add ingredients no: 4, mix well and take from flame.

5. Allow the contents to cool.

6. Mix it with rice flour, knead well and prepare the dough.

7. Make small balls from them and spread on banana leaf bits.

8. Fold the banana leaf and continue the process for remaining dough too.

9. Steam cook adas for 15 minutes and serve.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine September 1 – 14, 2013

Read a few more Ada recipes here. Here is the page link. Click on the images in the gallery to read. 


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2 Responses

  1. Frog says:

    Wow! I think it is so tasty!
    I should advice to mom to cook it definitely! Filled the flood on mouth..

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