Chakka Appam Recipe

Chakka Appam Recipe
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Chakka Appam is a very popular Kerala recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chakka Appam by following this easy recipe.
Chakka Appam Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
Calories Per Serving 120
  • 450gms (16 oz) Jackfruit bulbs (riped)
  • 450gms (16 oz) Jaggery (dark, grated)
  • 2 cups (16 oz) Rice Flour (Rice Powder)
  • 4-5 Cardamom (Elaichi) (seeds removed and crushed)
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut (pieces finely chopped)
  • Malabar or Banana Leaves (for wrapping)
How to make Chakka Appam:
  • Chop the jackfruit into thin slices and pressure cook with 1/2 cup water till it becomes soft.
  • Remove and mash the pulp well.
  • Melt the jaggery in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Stir the mashed jackfruit and cook on a medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Keep on stirring till the mixture becomes thick and appear like a jam.
  • Cool the mixture.
  • When cooled enough mix in the rice flour, adding just enough to form soft dough.
  • Mix in the coconut and crushed cardamom.
  • Place small amounts on each leaf and wrap well, sealing all the edges, use a toothpick if necessary especially if using the malabar leaves.
  • Steam for about 15-20 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.