Chakkavaratty, Chakka Varattiyathu, Chakka Varatti, Jackfruit Preserves or Jackfruit Halwa is a type of food made from jackfruit.[1] The seeds are removed from the fruit and it is cut into small pieces. The fruit is then cooked with ghee and jaggery; it eventually reaches a paste- or jam-like consistency. After cooling it can be eaten; and it keeps for six to ten months.[2] Malayalees prepare ada with this chakkavaratti as a special food.


  1. ^ Swami, Shrikant Baslingappa; Thakor, N. J.; Haldankar, P. M.; Kalse, S. B. (November 2012). "Jackfruit and Its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review". Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 11 (6): 565–576. doi:10.1111/j.1541-4337.2012.00210.x. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Morton, Julia F. (1987). Fruits of warm climates. pp. 58–64.