Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Kumbilappam/ Jackfruit dumplings
My desire was fulfilled and the crowning glory is I even managed to take some pictures. See the basket in the picture, a 15 year old boy from my sister's class made it for her. (My sister is a teacher) It looks great doesn't it? I simply loved it and decided the best way to have it, if not the real one, was a picture. Did I tell you I had a great vacation? I know I did, but going down that path again even if only in my mind brings a smile I am sharing that with you too. :) Have a good one!
chakka varattiyathu/Jackfruit Halwa aka preserve/Jackfruit mashed- 1/2 kg
Rice flour (mixture of puttu and appam flour)- 1/2 kg
Coconut grated- 2 1/2 cup
Jaggery- 1 cup/ to your taste
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Cardamom- 1/4 tsp
1.Mix the jackfruit halwa, coconut,jeera,cardamom and jaggery well.
2.Now add the flour and mix well. Slowly add water ,just enough to make a smooth dough.
3.The consistency should be little more watery than the chappathi dough.
4.Make cones using the "vazhanayila".You could use the stem of Coconut leaves (eerkkil) to pin it up.Leave the upper edge to close the cone.
5.Fill up the cones with the dough mixture and cook on steam.This takes at least 30 minutes. If you are using jackfruit instead of halwa steam it even longer. Jackfruit needs more time to get cooked.
1.You could also use plantain leaves for making this.
2.I will add the recipe for making jackfruit halwa in the near future :-)