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Kumbilappam | Steamed Jackfruit Cakes


Healthy and delicious steamed jackfruit cakes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 to 15 


  1. Jack fruit flesh,minced – 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut- 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  3. Jaggery,grated- 1/2 cup( or according to taste)
  4. Rice flour( roasted)- 1 cup
  5. Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Water- as required
  7. Vayana ela/Edana ela /Bay leaves-12 to 15 or as required
  8. Salt- 1 pinch


  • Mince or finely chop the jack fruit flesh.

  • Add grated coconut,grated jaggery,rice flour , cardamom powder and salt.Add sufficient quantity of water and knead to form a slightly sticky dough.

  • Take a bay leaf/vayanaela and shape it into a cone,secure using a tooth pick or eerkil(coconut leaves stem).Fill the cone with the prepared dough.

  • Cover by pressing the leaf stalk into the cone ( as shown in the picture).Repeat with the remaining dough.Steam for about 15 to 20 minutes.Serve warm with tea.


    • You could also use vazhayila/banana leaves to make this.
    • Adjust the quantity of jaggery according to your taste.

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          April 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm

          good and healthy food for children…

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          nandoos kitchen
          April 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

          looks great.. nice clicks..

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          April 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm

          healthy and tasty snack.. totally new to me

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          Revathi Ramkumar
          April 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

          Interesting recipe and awesome clicks as usual

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          May 17, 2020 at 6:05 am

          Simple but Very healthy recipe,use of bay leaf is unique concept.

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