Jack fruit preserve is made from ripe jack fruits. Generally this preserve is prepared when jack fruits are in season and used when they are not in season. Best way to preserve the jack fruit as a paste form for later use.This Jack fruit preserve is used generally to make Jackfruit Pradhaman, Jack fruit Paniyaram/ Kulipaniyaram/ Neyyappam/ Appam/ Unniyappam, Jack fruit Ada/ Ilai Ada..etc.

       It is a finger licking preparation when i prepared this i finished almost by eating as such at the time of preparation itself. I followed easy pressure cooker method and cooking further in the same vessel. Generally it is prepared in a heavy bottom vessel called 'Uruli'. I did not find any difference by making it in pressure cooker. I have prepared this within 30 minutes.

Chakka Varatti


Jack fruit- 25 pieces (I used thick fleshed medium sized pieces. Use 50 nos if the flesh is thin)
Jaggery- 1 cup
Water- 1/2 cup+1/2 cup
Cardamom, powdered- 4 cloves
Cloves, powdered- 3
Dry ginger/ Chukku, powdered- 1 teaspoon
Ghee- 1/2 teaspoon

Jack fruit jam


  • Cut the Jack fruit and take the edible carpels and remove the seeds from that.
  • Pressure cook the Jack fruit with half a cup of water till three whistles on medium flame.
  • In a pan add the grated jaggery and water and allow to dissolve and make  a syrupy string consistency; Set aside. (If you drop the syrup from spoon last drop has to form a string while dropping from spoon. Otherwise you can check by dropping some syrup inside water if  you can able to make ball out of it)
  • Once the pressure releases mash the fruits with masher or backside of a ladle as a paste.
  • Keep the pressure cooker on top of stove and allow to evaporate the water by stirring.
  • Once the water content almost evaporates add the jaggery syrup by staining through a sieve to collect dirt's from the syrup.
  • Allow to cook and reduce by constant stirring to get a jam like consistency.
  • When the water content almost evaporates add ghee, cardamom, cloves, dry ginger powders and stir well.
  • Cook till the water content totally evaporates and gets the flavour of the spices added.
  • Allow to cool and refrigerate till you use.
  • Can be stored for months in refrigerator can be used when jack fruit is not in season.

Jack Fruit Preserve