May this Christmas fill your hearts with warmth, peace and joy! Have a Holy and a Blessed Christmas!
Hope all of you are ready for Christmas celebrations with family and friends..... Today’s Christmas special recipe is Jack Fruit Wine or Chakka Wine.... I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, Vimala sometime back..... since it is difficult to get Jack Fruit / Chakka here, or highly priced if available, I never got a chance to try it.... On my last vacation to Kerala there were a couple of jack fruits left over from that season at my mom’s place..... I love chakka and I ate ripe chakka to my heart content that day.... I even asked my aunt to make some Chakka curry/ puzukku too with unripened chakka… Chakka curry with kadumanga pickle is heavenly! So even after eating ripe chakka Chula/ jack fruit bulbs morning, afternoon and evening there was a lot left over..... and she was planning to make chakka halwa.... Then I thought about this wine recipe and told her will make some wine..... so we both made the wine that day and by the time I left Kerala the wine was ready..... so I took a bottle of wine from there and was waiting for the wine to age..... so here is how we made the wine....the quantity of water and sugar depends upon the chakka / jack fruit you use.... You may have to + or - water and sugar accordingly.....
Jack Fruit Wine Recipe / Chakka Wine Recipe
Jack fruit pulp -1 kg (Add enough water to cover 1 kg chakka chula/ ripe jack fruit bulbs and cook well on slow fire. Then beat well in the mixie. This is jack fruit pulp. This should weigh 1 kg).
Sugar- 750 gm to 1 kg
Water – 2 liter
Yeast – ½ tsp
- Make a syrup of sugar and water.
- Dissolve yeast in ½ cup warm water.
- Mix yeast solution and the jack fruit pulp with the sugar syrup and pour in to a clean sterilize bottle / bharani.
- Close the mouth of the bottle/ bharani and secure tightly with cloth tied over the mouth.
- Keep aside for 15 days.
- Strain and keep for another three days.
- This wine mellows with age and is best after a month or more.
Saira, Mohan uncle and Elsy aunty for the beautiful wooden board in the picture… Uncle made it exactly as I wanted, Thanks a lot :)....
To my sister in law for the Jack fruit wine recipe,
To my aunt for making the wine for me.