Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chakka pradhaman(JackFruit Pudding/Payasam)

Chakka varatti-1 cup
Coconut milk-2 cups
Water-1/2 to 3/4 cup
Jaggery-2 to 4 blocks(as needed)
Cashew nuts-10 nos
Raisins-10 nos
Ghee- 1 tbsp

Method Of Preparation:
1. Heat a thick bottemed vessel and add the chakka varatti to it along with water.Keep stirring so that the varatti mixes with the water and becomes a liquid.
2. Now heat jaggery in a pan with little water to form syrup ,strain and mix it with the chakka varatti.Add 1 cup coconut milk to it along with 1/4 cup water and cook it on medium for 8 to 10 mins.
3. Once cooked,add the remaining 1 cup coconut milk to it and simmer for 5 to 6 mins.Do not boil.Turn off once done.
4. Heat a pan, add ghee and fry the cashews and raisins till golden.Add this to the pradhaman.Serve warm or at room temperature.

1. You can also add chukku podi(dry ginger powder), Ghee fried coconut pieces, and cashews to the that case 1/4 tsp of chukku powder is added at the last step along with coconut milk and simmered, while rest at the end.
2. Add jaggery if you feel  sweetness is needed.Add accordingly.
3. Usually onnam paal(1st pressed coconut milk) and rundam paal(2nd pressed milk) is used.Rundam paal will be extracted with water, so its dilute.Since I used canned coconut milk, I added water to dilute it.
Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Erivum Puliyum.


  1. delicious looking payasam wonderfully done

  2. nice n delicious kheer..never had this

  3. This looks delicious and different..loved the presentation!

  4. yummy payasam!Last week I prepared it with fresh jack fruits! Will post it soon! ;) :)

  5. drooling over here :) love that cute krishan and radha idol..

  6. I love this.. one of my favorite payasams...

  7. Wow wat an authentic payasam, seriously irresistible.

  8. So delicious. Jackfruit in my city is so expensive. Got 8 pieces for 40/- last week. Atrocious. To think these fruits are just waiting to be picked from the trees down south!

  9. Delicious pradhaman and nice clicks...Have been wanting to make it for quite some time now.

  10. drooling here... it looks too good

  11. never tried payasam with jack fruit before !!!I have some in my fridge !!!will definitely try it out !!!!!n super tempting clicks as always !!!

  12. Hadn't had this in a while,pradhaman looks so tempting.

  13. this would be such a healthy dessert!.....i have never tasted it but it looks soo yummy!

  14. very delicious looking Pradhaman,lovely presentation...recipe sounds so yummy !
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  15. Adipoli adipoli..paryaan vakukkal illa..Kothipichu,Just missing this dear..:-)
    Thanx for linking it to the event..

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  16. Chakka pradhaman looks delicious.

  17. Adipoli payasam,creamy and it

  18. Looks yum

  19. Hi, You have a lovely space, glad to follow you and lovely kheer.. Looks yumm..

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  20. payasam kandittu kothi sahikkan vayya reshmi.kurachingu tharumo? :)

  21. one of my fav payasams....and you made it perfectly dear...yumm!!


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