Pala pazham paniyaram (in Tamil language) or Chakka pazha paniyaram as known in Malayalam language is a traditional, regional delicacy made from ripened jack fruit. Let’s see how this dish is made in our step by step visual method.
- Jackfruit (ripe) – 25-30 pieces
- Jaggery (shredded) – 1 and 1/2 cups
- Rice flour – 1 cup
- Coconut (shredded)
Step 1: Take ripened jack fruit pieces, clean them and cut into pieces.
Step 2: Shred the Jaggery.
Step 3: Grind together both the Jack fruit pieces and the shredded jaggery into fine paste.
Step 4: Mix rice flour into the jack fruit – jaggery paste and set aside for 10 minutes into idly batter consistency. Check the taste, if you need more sweet, add shredded jaggery and mix well. Do note, we will be adding sugar also in the later stage.
Step 5: Mix the ingredients together into a fine batter. Paniyaram batter is ready.
Step 6: Clean plantain leaves and cut into pieces like in picture below.
Step 7: Flatten the batter onto the leaves like show below.
Step 8: Spread shredded coconut over the flattened batter.
Step 9: Sprinkle sugar as per your taste.
Step 10: Fold the leaf.
Step 11: Now, you have to steam the preparation. In the picture, I have used a traditional idly cooker for steaming purpose.
Step 12: Jack fruit paniyaram getting steam cooked.
Step 13: Once you are assured it is cooked properly, remove them from the container.
Pala pazha paniyaram (in Tamil) or chakka pazha panniyaram ( in malayalam) or your Jack fruit paniyaram is ready to serve and eat!
Enjoy this wonderful delicious traditional snack!