Kumbilappam/vazhanayila appam/chakka appam/steamed jackfruit dumplings

2 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Ripe Jackfruit Bulbs - 2 cups

Jaggery - 1 cup

Freshly grated coconut - 1 cup

Rice flour - 2 cups

Cardmom - 1/2 tsp

Vazhana Ela or Banana leaves


  • Melt jaggery in 1/2 cup of water. Remove the impurities.
  • Make a smooth paste of jackfruit pieces without adding any water.
  • In a big bowl add jackfruit paste,jaggery syrup and coconut. Mix well with your hands.
  • Add rice flour little by little and make a smooth dough. It should not be too thick or too loose.
  • Now take the leaf and make cones with it and fill the dough inside.
  • Bend the top of the leaves and press inside to cover the top. Use toothpicks to keep the leaves closed.
  • Steam it around 30-45 minutes or till its done.


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