Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chakka Kumbil / Steamed Jackfruit Cakes

Varattiya Chakka or Jackfruit Steamed : 1 1/4 cup.
Jaggery Syrup : 1 cup
Coconut Grated : 1 cup
Roasted Rice Flour : 1 1/4 cup
Roasted Corn Meal*  : 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powdered : 3
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Bay Leaves( if not shape it into small balls in your palm)



  • Make the dough. First add jaggery syrup or molasses, varattiya chakka, crushed spices, and slowly add flour mixture while stirring it well with a spoon.
  • The consistency should not be too thick or thin. It should be in between. (See the picture above)
  • Shape each bay leaf into a cone, and fill it with the dough.
  • Steam cook this in a suitable steamer for about 20 minutes or till it is done.


  • *Rava can be substituted for corn meal.
  • If no bay leaves available, shape it into small balls using your palm, and steam it. It will be good.

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