Wondering what to do with your jackfruit preserve? Try out this unniyappam recipe

Wondering what to do with your jackfruit preserve? Try out this unniyappam recipe
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Storing jackfruit cooked in jaggery syrup with cardamom and other condiments and spices has been a tried and proven practice in Kerala. Stored in air-tight containers, this jackfruit preserve or 'chakka varattiyathu' can stay good for months. This comes handy when you crave a taste of the fruit during off-season months.

Onmanorama here can help you make it even better – try making unniyappams with the chakka varattiyathu. This sweet and delicious snack is sure to take you back to your childhood. Check out the recipe here.

1 cup wheat flour
¼ cup rice powder
½ cup jaggery powder
2 tbsp jackfruit varattiyathu (jackfruit cooked in jaggery)
¼ cup grated coconut
¼ cup coconut shards
1 tsp dried ginger and cumin powder
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin
A pinch of salt
Ghee/ oil as required

Mix wheat flour with rice powder, jackfruit cooked in jaggery and salt with some water
Into it add dried ginger and cumin powder, cumin seeds and coconut shards
Mix well
Keep the batter aside for at least ten minutes
Heat oil/ghee in an unniyappam pan
Pour a ladle full of batter into the greased holes
Flip and fry until all sides are cooked.

Watch recipe video here

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