Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chakka Pradhaman/Jack fruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman/Jack fruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman is a tasty dessert with ripe jack fruit.Chakka pradhaman can be made fresh jack fruit when they are in season. But it can be enjoyed all year round by using chakka varatti or jack fruit preserve. Pradhaman is part of Kerala Sadhya menu. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.


Chakka Varatti- 1 1/2 cup

Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Thin coconut milk- 2 cup
Jaggery - powdered - 1/2 cup
( according to sweetness you like)
Ghee- 2 tsp
Dry ginger powder- 1/8 tsp
Cardamon crushed- 4-5
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Sliced coconut-  a few

Add one cup of water to jaggery and bring it to a boil. Strain the impurities and pour the warm syrup over the chakka varatti/jack fruit preserve. The chakka varatti will be thick, allow it to sit for half an hour.
In a heavy bottom pan add thin coconut milk and chakka varatti jaggery mix and simmer for 6-7 minutes in medium. When the consistency thickens add dry ginger powder, crushed cardamon and mix well. After a minute pour the thick coconut milk and switch off the flame. Heat ghee in a pan and roast the coconut pieces, cashew nuts and raisins and add to the pradhaman.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. chakka varetti alochichappozhe kothiyavunnu...pinne pradhamante karyam parayenno,very tempting one !!!

  2. yumm.. kothiyavunnu.. lovely color..

  3. So pretty and mouthwatering Suja...Love to have a glass full now.

  4. wow... what deep dark color of that payasam!!! slurp...

  5. Look at the rich color, looks absolutely delicious..


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