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Chakka Kinnathappam – Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake


Chakka Kinnathappam recipe

Chakka Kinnathappam – Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake

By Dr. Vaheeda Nawas

‘Kinnathappam’ –  Kinnam (Pan) and Appam (Rice cake)

Kinnathapam is a steamed rice cake that comes in different flavors. This Chakka Kinnathappam uses Jackfruit Jam/ Preserve mixed with rice flour, jaggery and coconut milk to make a steamed sweet snack.

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Recipe Name: Chakka Kinnathappam – Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Total time: 
Yield: 1 steamed cake

Chakka Kinnathappam – Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake


  • 1 ½ cups ripe jackfruit
  • ¾ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 100 gms jaggery (about 4-5 lumps/cubes)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • ghee for greasing



  • Remove seeds of ripe jackfruit and pressure cook with ½ cup of water. (Single whistle)
  • Cool and make a pulp by grinding in a mixer. ( Caution : Do not blend moist ingredients while hot as this can cause the pressure and heat build up to result in explosion of contents).
  • Dissolve jaggery by boiling in ½ cup water. Cool the mixture and filter to remove any impurities.
  • Add this jaggery syrup as well as ½ cup coconut milk, rice flour and cinnamon powder to the jackfruit pulp.
  • Mix well. The resulting batter should be smooth and thick but pourable (like Idli Batter).
  • Pour the batter into a greased pan / kinnam. (Use ghee for greasing).
  • Chakka Kinnathappam
  • Steam in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes. (Without using the pressure regulator on top i.e: weight or spring device).
  • Cool and cut into cubes / diamonds.

Chakka Kinnathappam – Steamed Jackfruit Rice Cake

  • Dried Ginger Powder and/or Powdered Cardaom is also sometimes used to flavor this dish.

Key Ingredients: Jackfruit, Rice Flour, Coconut Milk, Water, Cinnamon

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One Comment

  1. Avatar Anonymous 1 year ago

    Delicious ! 🙂 Tried it and came out very well.. thank u 🙂

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