Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kumbilappam/ Jackfruit dumplings

   This is another special dish made from jackfruit.,also known as "chakkayappam" or "theraliyappam".  The flavors from jackfruit and the leaves blend together to give a fabulous taste to these dumplings.  Some things I quite miss from home. Even before leaving for vacation this summer, every time I spoke to my mom I kept asking her if 'vazhanyila' (the leaf used to wrap the dumpling) was available.  I knew they were cos they always are found in our back yard.  Attribute my anxiety to the desire to have some of this deliciousness. 

  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!

Kumbilappam

Ingredients:

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
Water
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Cardamom- 1/4 tsp
Vazhanayila/Tejpatta

Kumbilappam

Method:

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.

2010_06_18 for blog

Notes:

1.You could also use plantain leaves for making this.
2.I will add the recipe for making jackfruit halwa in the near future :-)

Contributor: Namitha

59 comments:

  1. Hi namita, this dish looks very innovative and new to me...the coning option with the coconut leaves is also new to me ...thanks for sharing the recipe....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Namitha, enngine kanichu kothipillakela, Therali appam kazhichittu kalam kore aayi. Clicks makes me nostalgic.

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh this one is absolutely new to me.. i am so glad am blogging which otherwise I wuldnt have come to know all these delicacies ... love it ....
    as usual pic rocks

    ReplyDelete
  4. this sounds very new to me.....love to see and try such different delicacies..thanks for sharing this recipe...and the basket looks beautiful..

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love chakkayappam...i was eagerly reading through your blog hoping that you got vazhanayila from some supermarket in US :(

    ReplyDelete
  6. Amme enikithu epol venam..Adipoli..natile pictures ano Nami?

    ReplyDelete
  7. the halwa inside the cones looks lovely and cute.

    ReplyDelete
  8. No Clue abt this recipe till now...Seems Interesting...Lovely Clicks too :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks very authentic Nami. I am drooling here..

    ReplyDelete
  10. ente nami,egane enee kothipikathee.. enikku ettavum ishtam ulla snack..innale njan ammayode ithuokke kazhikan thonnu ennu paranjeullu ....vaayil vellam niranjittu type cheyyan kude pattunnilla..kidulamtto :D :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. ayyo..reminds me of home and the backyard and all that..ithu kazhichittu kore kaalam aayi..

    ReplyDelete
  12. First time came to know bout jackfruit halwa...waiting for its recipe...these dumplings luk gr8.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow!!! It looks soo delicious and I am craving for it now. Yummy!!! Never tried this before.

    ReplyDelete
  14. totally new ..looks interesting
    loved your cute presentation!

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow this looks greattt, nice recipe and very nice presentation!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. njan ethu kettitte ullo.. ethu vare kazhichittilla.. But love chakka varattiyathu... Feel like tasting this now..

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely presentation.
    Vazhanyilla is the one where the dried variety is used for flavouring in rice dishes, is it not?
    We use jackfruit leaves for the chakka-varatti, and we call it kumblappam when made in this leaf-cup shape.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is completely new to me..looks delicious

    ReplyDelete
  19. Interesting and delicious recipe. Like the way the leaves are folded and cooked.

    ReplyDelete
  20. love this... as you quite correctly said, one of the many things that I miss being away from home...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Namitha

    Jackfruit dumplings look so delicious and innovative preparation. Loved the packing made with leaves.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh..ethenteyum fav anu.Kottayathu nu kore kazhichittundu:)ente draft il kedapundu.Great presentation Nami:)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks very delicious. Beautiful basket too.

    ReplyDelete
  24. love jackfruit...this looks amazing...if only we cld find some jackfruit!

    ReplyDelete
  25. such a traditional dish,looks very nice. Really the basket is so nice.
    these dumpings reminds me about the ela adai payasam ,which my friends mom make for us

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Namitha
    Jackfruit dumplings look so delicious and innovative dessert ...love jack fruit ,love the way u prepared this ...happy to follow you

    ReplyDelete
  27. hey namitha jackfruit dumplings looks fabulous...this iz a must item in a famous temple known as aatukal devi at tvm...we used to make it as a ponkala nivedyam...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love jackfruit and this dish is so interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Something which mom made every year, and yet another thing which i have not had in 20 yrs.

    ReplyDelete
  30. That is new and very nice way to prepare it...looks lovely and yum

    ReplyDelete
  31. pics look gorgeous...and yes i love kumbilappam as well:)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Namita, to be honest..I waited for the picture of the basket to load...just how creative is that 15year old!
    Sadly, neither of the ingredients that would go in this dish is available here :( Just have to satisfy my cravings with the picture.... but I think it will haunt me for a long while...

    ReplyDelete
  33. wor, lovely pictures, and this sound new to me, yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Lovely elaborate post...nice presentation with deliciuos clicks dear.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wow.. sounds too good.. thanks for sharing dear.. looks really awesome :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love jack fruits but never used it for cooking, just eat the sweet flesh toasted seeds hehe, so completely new ideas frm you abuot jackfruits :) , what kind of leaves are those u have used for wrapping the dumplings?

    ReplyDelete
  37. delicious dessert and awesome presentation...

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you ladies :-)
    @? :I think they are from the same family but not exactly the same. These leaves are much bigger than bay leaves.
    @ Satya: Glad that you liked our site. Will see you often :-)
    @ Reshmi: Though I know about Pongala festival, didn't know that this is the nivedyam there
    @ Lataji: You are so sweet :-)Yes, He is so creative. How I wish I have one of these here :-)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh my engine kanichu kothipikalle..love it.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Oh dear what an innovative wrap! Is it tej patta? I want to know, it's very interesting and the jackfruit halwa is very delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hey this is something new to me.

    but sounds so yummy and interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  42. This is so new to me... Looks so gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Oh Nami..this is my fav,pakshe I dont miss this ..reason ariyano?? kerala storil poyal I buy frozen kumbilappam all the time.Engilum Fresh kumbilappa thinte taste onu vere thaneyanee....

    ReplyDelete
  44. Ayyo..ayyo kothiyayittu vayye!!!! njanum kerala storeil ninnu vangikkum..pakshe nattile taste kittilla...ithu kandittu kothi sahikkunnilla..adipoli!!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. This is something new to me. Love the presentation.

    ReplyDelete
  46. What an exciting and new dish,Looks very unique.Beautiful click.
    Welcome back I hope you had a super holiday.
    Simply.food is hosting event Flavours of Gujarat.I am inviting you to participate.

    ReplyDelete
  47. wow the kumbilappam all time favorite one.. but its hard to find these leaves:(.beautiful basket too..

    ReplyDelete
  48. That kid is so talented..beautiful basket. oh, i am craving for a kumbilappam right now.

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is so bad..u making me Nostalgia... Jackfruit is one of my fav Fruit and I cant think how the flavour would be when u cook with leaves . we make idlis out of it.

    Truly, A feast Namitha... Been long long time...

    ReplyDelete
  50. Looks great! Very creative recipe and presentation!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Entamme, ethu kandittu sharikkum kothiyakunundu...Basketum kumbilappavum okke kannan nalla rasmundu...Beautiful presentation!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. This is new to me... never tasted this ever. Loved the beautiful and elegantly packed parcels.

    ReplyDelete

We are glad you visited us and welcome your valued opinion.