Chakka Varatti Recipe – How to Make Jackfruit Jam

post modified on May 19

Written by Puja

Chakka Varatti Recipe is a sweet recipe made out of ripe Jackfruit and is also called as Jackfruit Jam.

Chakka Varatti Recipe

It feels really good when you take a break at least once every year. I think it’s much needed for everyone. You don’t just enjoy the break, infact you tend to become more productive after you come back from the break. Since it was vacation time for my daughter, we planned for a trip to Hyderabad and Kerala.

And this time I took a real break from blogging and cooking as well. It was all fun time with my little daughter.

It wasn’t really a break for my husband as it was for me because he was on an official trip and I on my vacation break.

So though it wasn’t really a good time to plan a vacation to Kerala or, to Hyderabad we still had to take a forced vacation to these places.

It was terribly hot in both these places but it was fun.

Chakka Varatiyathu

My hubby had to go for an official trip to Hyderabad so we planned for the Hyderabad trip. And then we had some function and ceremonies in Kerala, so we planned for Kerala trip. We planned it in such a way that we could attend the functions there and also get a much-needed break from work.

In spite of the scorching heat, we did enjoy our trip. If I talk about Hyderabad trip, it was just awesome, I am still not able to come out of those lovely stays in Hyderabad.

Second, I liked two things about the Kerala trip. First one was the road trip to Kerala. And the second thing I liked about the Kerala trip was the Jackfruit season. Though most of us don’t like summer season but it’s this summer season when you get those juicy, pulpy and sweet fruits. And jackfruit is one of them.

Chakka Varatiyathu

Jackfruit has lot’s of health benefits too. It strengthens the immune system, protects against cancer, aids digestion, boosts energy, lowers blood pressure, controls asthma, strengthens the bones, and prevents anemia.

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever tried jackfruit jam? If not, then I must tell you that you are missing something. But, better late than never.

So today I am going to share with you a recipe called Jackfruit Jam which is also known as Chakka Varatti.

Chakka Varatiyathu

Chakka Varatti Recipe

Chakka varatti recipe is easy but very laborious and time-consuming. And the most difficult part of the whole process is to pull out the fruits and get it deseeded. Total time in making this recipe also depends on the quantity you are making. But trust me the taste is worth the effort.

Chakka Varatti Recipe

Chakka Varatti Recipe – How to Make Jackfruit Jam

No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Share on Facebook
Author: Puja


  • Ripe Jackfruit - 2 cups (deseeded and chopped)
  • Powdered jaggery - 1 to 2 cups powdered jaggery gets dissolve easily with water
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 3 tbsp
  • Water - 3/4 cup


  • Dissolve the jaggery in warm water. Filter if necessary to remove any dirt or stones. Set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom kadhai or pan cook the jackfruit in 3/4 cup water until soft.
  • Mash it well with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the jaggery water to it and cook on low heat, stirring constantly.
  • When the mixture starts thickening and starts sticking add the ghee and keep stirring and cook until it reaches the jam consistency and the mixture starts to leave the sides.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool down.
  • Once it gets cold, store in a air-tight jar and refrigirate.
  • It tastes great with bread, roti or parathas.
  • This recipe can also be used to make many delicious and irresistible dishes, like elai ada (pan poli), payasam, sweet idli etc and many more.


Empty into a dry, air-tight container and refrigerate. Take out small portions when needed.
This preserve stays fresh for a long time if used with care. Do not use wet spoons or put your hand.
Tried this recipe?Post a picture to Instagram & Mention @thetastesofindia or tag #thetastesofindia!


A lot of time, effort and passion goes into each post. My greatest satisfaction comes from your feedback. If you really liked this post and found helpful to you, please take a minute of your time to leave a comment and share it so that others have access to it as well. Thank you all for your support. ????







A self-proclaimed Champion Cook, who gets the confidence from the love and praises showered upon me by my family consisting of a Cute little Daughter and a husband who loves the Internet more than me (LoL..) and who incidentally happens to be the man behind the technical aspects of this blog.
I love working from home and the benefits that come from it and that is why I started this blog where I document all my adventures with cooking.
Follow me on my journey..

Read More Articles:

Soya Chunks Masala Recipe - How to Make Meal Maker Masala Recipe

Want to receive Recipe updates into your inbox every week?

  • No more missing out on our latest recipes
  • Save your recipe emails for referring to it in the future
  • No fluff or, spam. Just pure value
Signup for today!
You will get one short email per week. You can unsubscribe anytime.