jackfruit payasam recipe

jackfruit payasam recipe with step by step pics. there are many payasam varieties. amongst the payasams made with fruits, jackfruit payasam is one variety. this jackfruit payasam recipe is from the kerala cuisine. its called as chakka payasam or chakka pradhaman in malayalam and palapazham payasam in tamil.

the payasam has the aroma and taste of jackfruit coupled with the flavors of coconut milk. both unripe and ripe jackfruit are in season and you can easily make this recipe with ripe sweet jackfruit.

in the chakka payasam recipe, i have used homemade coconut milk, though even packaged coconut milk can be used. the consistency of the payasam can vary from medium to thick by adding more or less water. if making a thick payasam, then add less jaggery and vice versa. the amount of jaggery to add can also vary depending on the sweetness of the jackfruit. for this recipe, please use sweet tasting jackfruit and not the ones which are less sweet or semi-ripe.

to make this payasam, jackfruit preserve (chakka varatti) can also be used. usually cooked jackfruit is pureed and then added. i wanted a slight chunky texture, so i have not pureed jackfruit in a mixer. you can also add your choice of dry fruits and nuts in the payasam.

jackfruit payasam can be served hot, warm or chilled. on cooling the payasam will thicken more. you can also make jackfruit payasam for a sadya meal.

few more recipes you can make with jackfruit are:

jackfruit payasam recipe below:

jackfruit payasam
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jackfruit payasam recipe | chakka payasam recipe | palapazham payasam recipe

this jackfruit payasam recipe is from the kerala cuisine. the payasam has the aroma and taste of jackfruit coupled with the flavors of coconut milk.

course desserts, sweets
cuisine kerala, south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking jackfruit:

  • 1 heaped cup finely chopped ripe sweet jackfruit or 275 grams jackfruit with seeds
  • ¾ cup water for cooking jackfruit

for jaggery solution:

  • 1 cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery or 150 grams
  • ½ cup water

other ingredients for jackfruit payasam:

  • 1 cup thin coconut milk or third extract of coconut milk or ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

for frying nuts:

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 10 to 12 cashews
  • 10 to 12 raisins
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coconut bits – optional

how to make recipe?

cooking jackfruit for making jackfruit payasam:

  1. take 275 grams of ripe sweet jackfruit (with seeds). first remove the seeds and the cover from top of the seeds. then finely chop the jackfruit. you will need 1 heaped cup finely chopped ripe sweet jackfruit.

  2. take all of the finely chopped jackfruit in a pan or kadai.

  3. add ¾ cup water.

  4. cover the pan with its lid and cook jackfruit on a medium-low flame.

  5. in between do check when the jackfruit is cooking. if the water dries up, you can add some more water.

  6. simmer till the jackfruit is softened and mushy. switch off the flame.

  7. then using a potato masher, mash the cooked jackfruit. you can also puree the jackfruit in a mixer or blender.

making jaggery solution:

  1. when the jackfruit is cooking, you can make the jaggery solution. take 1 cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery (150 grams) in another pan or sauce pan.

  2. add ½ cup water. jaggery is always added, but sugar can be used instead of jaggery. if using sugar, then add as per taste.

  3. keep the pan on a low flame and stir so that the jaggery dissolves.

  4. simmer till the jaggery solution comes to a boil.

making jackfruit payasam:

  1. pour the jaggery solution through a strainer in the cooked jackfruit pulp.

  2. mix well. switch on the flame and keep it to a low.

  3. now add 1 cup thin coconut milk or third extract of coconut milk. you can also add ¾ cup water instead of thin coconut milk. mix very well.

  4. simmer this payasam mixture on a low to medium-low flame.

  5. simmer till the mixture thickens.

  6. reduce the flame to its lowest and add 1 cup thick coconut milk.

  7. mix well and switch off the flame.

  8. add ¼ teaspoon ginger powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

  9. mix again very well. cover and keep aside.

frying nuts for jackfruit payasam recipe:

  1. heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a small pan or tadka pan. coconut oil can be used instead of ghee.

  2. add 10 to 12 cashews.

  3. stir often while frying cashews.

  4. fry cashews till they become light golden.

  5. when the cashews become light golden, add 10 to 12 raisins. you can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coconut bits at this step before adding raisins. first fry coconut pieces till light brown and then add the raisins. fried coconut tastes very good in the jackfruit payasam. i did not have fresh coconut, so have skipped adding them.

  6. stirring continuously fry till the raisins become plump.

  7. switch off the flame and pour this fried mixture in the jackfruit payasam. mix very well. then cover and keep aside for 5 minutes.

  8. then serve jackfruit payasam hot or warm or chilled. leftover payasam can be refrigerated and served later.


how to make chakka payasam or jackfruit payasam recipe:

a) cooking jackfruit:

1. take 275 grams of ripe sweet jackfruit (with seeds). first remove the seeds and the cover from top of the seeds. then finely chop the jackfruit. you will need 1 heaped cup finely chopped ripe sweet jackfruit.

jackfruit for making jackfruit payasam recipe

2. take all of the finely chopped jackfruit in a pan or kadai.

jackfruit for making jackfruit payasam recipe

3. add ¾ cup water.

jackfruit for making jackfruit payasam recipe

4. cover the pan with its lid and cook jackfruit on a medium-low flame.

jackfruit for making jackfruit payasam recipe

5. in between do check when the jackfruit is cooking. if the water dries up, you can add some more water.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

6. simmer till the jackfruit is softened and mushy. switch off the flame.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

7. then using a potato masher, mash the cooked jackfruit. you can also puree the jackfruit in a mixer or blender.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

8. keep aside.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

b) making jaggery solution:

9. when the jackfruit is cooking, you can make the jaggery solution. take 1 cup jaggery powder or grated jaggery (150 grams) in another pan or sauce pan.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

10. add ½ cup water. jaggery is always added, but sugar can be used instead of jaggery. if using sugar, then add as per taste.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

11. keep the pan on a low flame and stir so that the jaggery dissolves.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

12. simmer till the jaggery solution comes to a boil.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

making chakka payasam:

13. pour the jaggery solution through a strainer in the cooked jackfruit pulp.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

14. mix well. switch on the flame and keep it to a low.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

15. now add 1 cup thin coconut milk or third extract of coconut milk. you can also add ¾ cup water instead of thin coconut milk.

making jackfruit payasam recipe

16. mix very well.

making chakka payasam recipe

17. simmer this payasam mixture on a low to medium-low flame.

making chakka payasam recipe

18. simmer till the mixture thickens.

making chakka payasam recipe

19. reduce the flame to its lowest and add 1 cup thick coconut milk.

making chakka payasam recipe

20. mix well and switch off the flame.

making chakka payasam recipe

21. add ¼ teaspoon ginger powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making chakka payasam recipe

22. mix again very well. cover and keep aside.

making chakka payasam recipe

for frying nuts:

23. heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a small pan or tadka pan. coconut oil can be used instead of ghee.

making chakka payasam recipe

24. add 10 to 12 cashews.

making chakka payasam recipe

25. stir often while frying cashews.

making chakka payasam recipe

26. fry cashews till they become light golden.

making chakka payasam recipe

27. when the cashews become light golden, add 10 to 12 raisins. you can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coconut bits at this step before adding raisins. first fry coconut pieces till light brown and then add the raisins. fried coconut tastes very good in the payasam. i did not have fresh coconut, so have skipped adding them.

making chakka payasam recipe

28. stirring continuously fry till the raisins become plump.

making chakka payasam recipe

29. switch off the flame and pour this fried mixture in the jackfruit payasam. mix very well and cover and keep aside for 5 minutes.

jackfruit payasam recipe, chakka payasam recipe

30. then serve jackfruit payasam hot or warm or chilled. leftover payasam can be refrigerated and served later.

chakka payasam recipe