Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Karikku Payasam/Tender Coconut Payasam

Karikku Payasam/Tender Coconut Payasam

Tender Coconut/karikku is a favorite among Malayalees. The water of tender coconut  is refreshing and is a thirst quencher on hot summer days. It is available year around and is used to make several tasty desserts and puddings. Karikku payasam is a simple and quick dessert made with the fleshy meat of the tender coconut along with coconut milk and jaggery. Try this you will surely love it.


Karikku/Tender coconut meat- 1 cup
Tender coconut water- 1 cup
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup

Powdered jaggery- 3/4 cup
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Water- 3/4 cup
Cardamom crushed- 5-6
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 2 tsp

In a heavy bottom pan bring 3/4 cup of water and jaggery to a boil. Simmer till it is completely dissolved.Strain the impurities and return to the stove and allow to thicken.

Cook tender coconut meat in coconut water till it becomes soft (note if it is too tender you can skip this step). Pour the jaggery and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes till the payasam  thickens. Add cardamom powder and finally pour the thick coconut milk and simmer in low flame for one minute.

Heat ghee in a separate pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins till it turns golden brown. Add this to the payasam and mix.Allow to cool and serve.

 Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. I have tasted this payasam only with white sugar, this looks so delicious with jaggery..

  2. Kandittu vaayil vellam varunnu... I want to try this soon...

  3. Wow...nostalgic.. Brings in good old memories of my grandmother.. Thanks dear.. Payasam looks superb and delish

  4. Nice colour with jaggery....Suja ethu kalaki

  5. Adipoli payasam njan vicharithe ullo ee payasam taste cheyyanam ennu, kanichu kothippichu

  6. Ohhh my.. ippo thanne indakkan thonuva.. looks perfect n tempting :)


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