A new venture embarking on Wednesday hopes to fulfil all the jackfruit (chakka) cravings of Thiruvananthapuram citizens. A jackfruit truck, promising to take one back in memories with the taste, has nearly 200 jackfruit dishes from chakka puzhukku to chakka soup. The all-time availability of jackfruit products, was the idea behind this venture.
H M Rafeekh, who caught the attention of public by making chakka sadya and other jackfruit products, is the chef of this kitchen, along with a group of trained women from Santhigram. This initiative was taken by Panasa Farmers Producer Company for the jackfruit farmers, which is another venture handled by Chapath Santhigram in collaboration with NABARD.
Along with the jackfruit dishes like chakka puzhukku, soup, chips, halwa, ada, aviyal, ice cream and drinks, they also serve, kanji, fish curry, and idichamanthi, all of it mouthwatering, promising to satiate your chakka cravings. Jackfruit saplings, grown for over a year, are also sold on the truck for those who wish to have their own tree.
Minister V S Sunil Kumar, inaugurated this initiative at Press Club Wednesday morning. The truck is said to be in the vicinities of Press Club till 7 pm, going to other important centres of like Statue, Museum, East Fortlater on. The truck will be functioning from 10 am to 7 pm.