Monday, November 23, 2015

Fruits Varattiyathu

Fruits Varattiyathu

Todays recipe is fruits varattiyathu/ fruit preserve  made in traditional Kerala style. Chakka varatti/jack fruit preserve is a popular in  Kerala which is made with fully ripe jack fruit bulbs. Along with chakka/jack fruit I have used pineapple, ripe plantain and ripe mango to make this fruits varattiyathu. It can be used as a jam or it can be served as halwa/dessert. You can also use this to make payasam, ila ada and steamed dumplings. Try this,you will surely love it

Ripe Jack fruit chopped- 15-18 bulbs
Pineapple chopped- 1 cup
Ripe plantain- 1
Mango medium sized- 1
Jaggery powdered- 2 1/2 cup
Ghee- 1/3 cup
Cardamon powder- 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder- 1/2 tsp

De-seed jack fruit bulbs and cut into small pieces. Chop the fruits and keep aside
Boil jaggery with 2 cup of water till completely dissolved, strain and keep aside.
Take a heavy bottom pan and cook the chopped fruits with one cup of water.
When the fruits is cooked completely mash with the aid of a potato masher or make it into a puree,if you like jam like consistency. Add  jaggery to the fruit puree, allow to simmer and  reduce for about 10-15 minutes.
 Stir continuously at this stage as the mixture will have a tendency to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add in ghee little by little  and stir for another 8-10 minutes. When mixture thickens add cardamon powder,dry ginger powder.Stir continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a soft ball. Remove from stove and let it cool down completely. Transfer into air tight container and use like fruits preserve or spread.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Thats a wonderful fruit jam..So delicious

  2. adipoli ithreyum fruits ittu try cheythittilla yummy

  3. This one would be amazing as an ada... lovely...

  4. I'll definitely try this out.
    Looks so delicious, can't wait.!!
    Thanks for sharing.


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