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Chakka Ada

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Chakka ada is a summer favorite of Malayalis because chakka fruit/jack fruit comes in abundance. This dish is mostly served as an evening snack.
Ingredients
  Rice flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), roasted
  Ripe jackfruit 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Warm water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Jaggery 150 Gram
  Coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 2 Teaspoon
  Dry ginger powder 1 Teaspoon, optional
  Cumin seed powder 1 Teaspoon, optional
  Banana leaves 10 Small, central stem removed
  Ghee 2 Teaspoon, melted
Directions

GETTING STARTED
1. Halve a ripe small sized jackfruit. Remove its gums using newspaper and halve it once again. Remove the central core and pluck the bulbs using hand or knife. Cut the bulbs into small pieces and keep them aside.
2. In a bowl add roasted rice powder, water and knead well to the consistency of dough. Make equal sized balls and keep it aside.

MAKING
3. In a kadai, heat 2 tbsp ghee, stir in jaggery, jack fruit and cook over low heat until the water evaporates.
4. Add coconut, cardamom powder, cumin seed powder, ginger powder and cook for about 5 minutes. The chakka ada filling is ready.
5. Grease a banana leaf with melted ghee and press a ball of dough against it.
6. Spoon sweet chakka ada filling over one half of the pressed dough and fold it at half to join both ends. Press the leaf from all sides to avoid spilling of ingredients. Arrange dough filled banana leaves in a plate.
7. In a steamer, add some water and place the plate of stuffed banana leaves over it. Close the lid of steamer and cook for about 15-20 minutes.

SERVING
8. Serve this chakka ada with hot cup of tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Adai
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Jackfruit
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Subtitle: 
Jack Fruit Ada

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