Chakkakuru Unda ~ Jackfruit Seeds Sweet

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This weekend, we took the time to complete off our Ramadan grocery shopping. Though not much, it is still a task in itself. During the month, normally our visits to the supermarkets go to the minimum since there will be hardly time to adjust in between. As we picked up what was required and was waiting at the counter, the family in front of us had already put in their groceries on the till and were waiting for their bill. They stood in the line with the trolley, then a pram, and the ladies of the family (a mother and a daughter) behind it. Their billing was already done, the grocery was packed, the gentleman was paying the bill, yet nobody took care to move a bit ahead to put the grocery back into the trolley and make way for the others in the queue, since there were already three others waiting behind us. I politely asked the lady if she could move a bit ahead so that I could start keeping our stuff on the till. Even though the daughter wanted to move ahead, her mother discouraged her and said, “Rehne do (“leave it” in Urdu/Hindi), nobody is in a hurry here.” I was shocked by the cold attitude. This was just a small matter, yes, but sometimes I really wonder how much our insensitivity can affect a lot of people around us. We, as parents, are supposed to be role models to our children and encourage them when they show a bit of compassion, but when we ourselves discourage, what right would we have to rant in our old age that our kids are not behaving well to us? πŸ™ It is a sad reality, that many of us don’t want to understand…


Moving on from my rant (off my head! πŸ˜‰ ), coming to a very traditional sweet made of excess jackfruit seeds in Malabar. Personally, I have never seen my grandma or anybody make this. A few years ago, when the cooking bug had just bitten, I came across this recipe in a forum and wondered how it would taste. Since I had some stock, I went ahead and made a little batch. The first bite and I knew I had eaten this somewhere. There was this far relative of my umma’s we used to go last when on a relative visit. Ask me why… because she would always delay us going back home. πŸ˜€ She would purposely make us sit there and keep talking about everybody in the locality while she would be making something with whatever she had, most of the time it would be freshly roasted cashew nuts. I totally love the aroma and flavor of it, miss it all the more while doing my post. πŸ™ I had eaten these unda from her house. Now, she is not in the best of health, so when we turn down her request to have tea, she gives in. May Allah make it easy for her! My first batch was distributed to all my relatives who kept coming home and they wouldn’t believe it is chakkakuru. πŸ™‚ Each time, I make a very small batch, as these can get spoiled very easily due to the fresh coconut and too much of hand handling, so I make sure that I finish it off in time.



Chakkakuru Unda ~ Jackfruit Seeds Sweet

Course Sweets
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 20 jackfruit seeds
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • A good pinch cardamom


  • Peel the jackfruit seeds and take off parts of the brown skin.
  • Put into a pressure cooker with water upto its level and cook for 8 to 10 whistles on medium flame. Switch off and allow it to cool completely.
  • Drain the jackfruit seeds into a bowl. Mash well till smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. In case the mixture is sticky, add a little roasted rice flour to adjust.
  • Roll them to balls and enjoy!


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  1. They look delicious…never heard dessert about seeds…yummy share

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nisa…

  2. If I was in India, I would have ensured she and her daughter moved the moment her things were billed! I have come across such “attitude in wrong place” people and have never let them get away. I never had such situations here in Yanbu because as soon as we reach the billing, if there is man, then the ladies move out and stand outside. If there are no men, then the staff helps and makes sure the line moves on. Anyways rants off your head! This Chakkakuru sweet balls are so new to me. I have never heard about, but like you said might get a ring when I taste it. I will ask my mom about this so I know where I had it from πŸ˜› I love Jackfruit and havent had any this year πŸ™

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess these are made in some areas, and some areas it is not. πŸ™‚ Even I haven’t got any chakka or chakkakurus this year… So you are not alone… Thanks a lot Fami…

  3. I have had just roasted Jack fruit seeds .On your blog I came.up with so much versatility of this in the former of curry and laddo ….Hats off to your spirit of clicking while on vacations

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I didn’t click them on vacations, dear… I made them at home, hehe… Thank you so much Nusrath, love roasted seeds too…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Beena…

  4. Unique recipe,looks yummy thanks for sharing

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  5. Its very true that parents are the great teachers of their kids. If parents choose to behave like that, then we cannot expect any better from kids.
    This sounds like a unique recipe. Lot of companies are trying to make use of this big fruit in many ways as it has tremendous amount of health benefits. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I totally agree with you, Shibi… Thank you so much dear…

  6. My aunt had taken a class on different dishes made from jackfruit, and This time when I went to kerala, she was showing me the list of recipes….I was shocked to see the ladoo made from chakka kuru…..I could never think of it but my aunt said it was delicious….now seeing you post I can believe that such a thing exist…I should try it this chakka season…looks good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

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