Chakka Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Style Jackfruit Payasam Recipe

Chakka Pradhaman
Chakka Pradhaman is a traditional payasam or pudding of Kerala made with jackfruit. Usually this chakka pradhaman is prepared using chakka varatti (jack fruit jam) but I've done this with fresh jackfruit as I didnt get chakka varatti here. Pradhaman basically is payasam prepared with coconut milk, except pradhamans like Palada Pradhaman which is made with dairy milk.
Chakka Pradhaman
My sis kept pushing me to try this during the jackfruit season for making the post ready for Onam and here is the recipe from my kitchen :)

Aishwaryavum, Samriddiyum Niranja nalla nalukal ennum undavatte oppam manassil snehathinte oru onam. Happy Onam to All! :)
Jackfruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

Ripe Jack fruit pieces - 12
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Thick Coconut milk - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashewnuts - 3 tsp broken
Coconut bits - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch


  1. Pressure cook jackfruit with immersing level water(keep it less say 2 tbsp) upto 2 whistles in medium flame or until soft. Cool down, drain water then grind to a fine paste, set aside. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan and add coconut bits and cashews , fry till golden brown, set aside.
    How to make chakka pradhaman - Step1
  2. Mix jaggery with 1/4 cup water and break the lumps formed, strain(to remove impurities)and heat it up for 5mins until it bubbles(syrup consistency need not be checked). Add the jackfruit paste and mix until is evenly coated with jaggery.
    How to make chakka pradhaman - Step2
  3. Let it become little thick, add remaining ghee then add coconut milk and give a quick stir. Dont let it boil for long after coconut milk is added as it will start to separate. So when it is about to boil switch if off and then add fried cashews, coconut bits, cardamom powder and give a stir. I reserved few cashews and coconut bits for garnishing while serving.
    How to make chakka pradhaman - Step3
Serve it warm or cold with nuts and coconut bits. I love it cold!
Chakka Pradhaman Recipe

My Notes:

Chakka Pradhaman Recipe

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