Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chakka Kumbil / Steamed Jackfruit dumplings

Ingredients :

  1. ripe Jackfruit segments de-seeded and chopped - 2 cups
  2. Jaggery melted and strained - 1 cup
  3. Grated coconut - 1.5 cups
  4. Rice flour - 1.5 cup (use as needed to make a very soft dough)
  5. Cardamom - 3 powdered
  6. Cumin seeds - a pinch powdered
  7. salt - to taste
  8. edana ila ,plavila ,vazha ila or aluminum foil - as needed

add the chopped jackfruit to a pan and cook until it is mushy , you can pressure cook it for a whistle and let the pressure escape on it own and use it.
when it cools down a bit add the grated coconut , melted jaggery,cardamom,cumin powders,salt and mix well.
Add in the rice flour slowly until you get a soft dough consistency . It should be softer than chappathi dough.
Make a cone shape out of the leaf you are using and fill in the dough .
wrap it around and secure with a tooth pick
Steam the kumbil appam for 25-30 minutes in a pressure cooker without the weight

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