Jackfruit Halwa Recipe | Easy and Healthy Jackfruit Halwa Recipe with Video Recipe. Now it’s the season of jackfruit, here comes a recipe that you can try with ripe jackfruit, which is delicious and easy to prepare halwa recipe. This halwa’s preparation is similar to that of the “chakkvaratti” which is very popular in kerala, Chakka varatti is nothing but jackfruit Preserve. It’s preparation is very simple. First we need to make a puree of ripe jackfruit, then we will cook the jackfruit puree in jaggery syrup until it gets thickens. then we will add ghee into this mixture and cook until this mixture starts to leave from side of the pan and ghee starts to release from the mixture. We can store this mixture as it is in an air-tight container for long time. In kerala ripe jackfruit is preserved for long time in chakka varatti /jackfruit preserve form. U can use chakka varatti for making chakka payasam, chakka ada and chakka uniappam. For getting halwa consistency, in this recipe of jackfruit halwa I have made a slight variation to the traditional chakka varatti/jackfruit preserve recipe. Apart from the normal ingredients of traditional chakka varatti/jackfruit preserve recipe, here I have added one more ingredient, that is cornflour. I made a cornflour mixture by adding water into it . Added that to the jackfruit jaggery mixture. It will reduce the cooking time as you will get the thick consistency of the mixture in very less time. I have made this halwa in a nonstick kadai, it will help the mixture not to stick in the kadai. Otherwise it will be difficult for you to cook the halwa, if it’s sticking in kadai. So try to use a nonstick kadai/pan for cooking this halwa as it will reduce the cooking time. It is a healthy halwa recipe as we are using jaggery instead of sugar for making this halwa. Unlike other halwa this halwa has longer shelf life, if we store it in an air-tight container. If properly stored in an airtight container you can use it for almost a year. Try this recipe if you have jackfruit in your house and let me know your feedback
Preparation Time: 15 minute
Cooking Time:30 minute
Powdered Jaggery-1/2 cup
Corn Flour-3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder-1/2 tsp
Water-1 3/4 cup
Method Of Preperation
- Take jackfruit pods from jackfruit. Remove the seeds from the jackfruit pods.
- Put it in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water into it. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles
- Once the jackfruit pieces are cooked well allow it to cool down. Once it’s cooled down transfer it into a mixer and grind it into a fine puree
- Heat 2tbs ghee in a pan. Add cashewnuts into it. Fry it until it turns light brown in color. Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside.
- In the remaining ghee in the same pan add jackfruit puree. Saute it for 2 minute (Keep the flame in medium)
- Add 1/2 cup powdered jaggery into it. Saute it well and let the jaggery dissolve completely.
- Add a pinch of salt into it and mix well
- In a bowl take 3/4 cup cornflour add 3/4 cup water into it. Mix it well and make sure that no lumps are there
- Add this cornflour mixture little by little into the jackfruit mixture and mix it well. Stir it continuously. Mixture started to separate from the side of the kadai.
- Add 4 tbs ghee into the mixture little by little and mix it well. Sauté it well until the ghee started to release from the mixture
- Finally add cardamom powder into it and mix well.
- Saute it for 2 minutes
- Now you will get correct consistency for halwa
- Grease a tray with ghee.Transfer the mixture to the tray.
- Level it with backside of the spoon ( Apply ghee on backside of the spoon).
- Decorate the top with fried cashewnuts
- Refrigerate it for 4 hours
- After 4 hours, halwa will set
- Remove the halwa from the tray and cut it into pieces