Chakka Ada ചക്ക അട – Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings – Kerala Style Recipe

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  • Yield : 10 adas
  • Servings : 5 nos
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

The jackfruit season in Kerala is usually during the month of April.  Jack fruit is one of the seasonal products in Kerala and it is available in different varieties. The fruit is very sweet and tasty. Apart from its delightful taste, it is also rich in important nutrient like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium and many other nutrients.

Chakka Ada (ചക്ക അട) is made with the sweet bits of Jack fruit bulbs incorporated with rice flour and jaggery, the wet dough wrapped and rolled carefully in bay leaves.  Chakka ada is  a seasonal snack, but if you can store the jackfruit as chakka varattiyathu you can make the chakka ada at any time.

Jack fruit ( chakka)  Ada is my all time favorite. You will also love this snack.

Try this evening snack recipe!


  • Jackfruit ripen - 2 cups (chopped)
  • Rice flour - 2cups
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Bay leaf (edana leaf എടന്ന മരത്തിന്റെ ഇല ) -10 nos
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds (jeerakam) crushed coarse - 1/4 tsp


Step 1

Melt Jaggery in 1/2 cup water, filter impurities and boil till thickens to attain the consistency of honey, in a broad and thick bottomed pan.

Step 2

In a saucepan cook the jackfruit with melted jaggery. Allow it to cool down and blend it into a smooth paste. In a mixing bowl take the rice flour, grated coconut, cardamom powder, cumin seeds and add the jackfruit paste to it and mix well.

Step 3

Add water if the dough is too thick. This should neither be too thick nor too loose so as to wrap in the bay leaves.

Step 4

Clean the bay leaf with water. Drop 2 tbsp of batter or more according to the size of the leaf. Press it gently with hands and fold it.

Step 5

Steam the leaves in a steamer for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 6

Chakka Ada is ready to serve with hot tea or coffee.


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