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Chakka appam/ Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake

Delicious steamed jack fruit rice cake wrapped in banana leaves .Goes well with coffee or tea.
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chakkappam, Jackfruit recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 421kcal


  • Steamer


  • 20 Jack fruit you will get 1 ¼ cup jack fruit puree
  • 1 cup Jaggery Raw Indian sugar
  • 2 cup roasted rice flour
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut
  • 5 cardamom pods seeded
  • Ghee for brushing banana leaves


  • Soak 1 ¼ cup raw rice for 5 hours and then pound it into fine rice powder.
  • Sieve to get fine. Then roast ground rice powder in medium flame until entire moisture is removed.
  • You will be able draw a line clearly with rice powder if it is dried well. If you want you can pulse them once more to get uniform texture. I skipped that part.
  • In blender puree the jack fruit and set aside.
  • In a small bowl add jaggery and ¼ cup water until it melted completely.
  • Then strain for impurities.
  • Bring back to heat and add the jackfruit puree and cook until it thickened about 35-40 minutes.
  • To this a roasted rice powder and coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Mix everything into dough.
  • Cut banana leaf into small squares, and slightly wilt them in open flame, that way it will be easy pliable.
  • Then brush the banana leaves with ghee
  • and place small round dough in the center
  • and spread it into in ½ inch circle.
  • Fold it into two then fold once again to form a wrap.
  • Place it in a steamer and cook for 15-20minutes
  • or until banana leafs color changes.
  • Once it is cool enough to touch remove the wrapper and enjoy with hot tea.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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