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Try this traditional Vishu-special Chakka Payasam (Jackfruit Payasam)

Apr 14, 2022

Festivities in India are closely tied to the changing seasons and many cosmic events. If there is a celebration around you, be sure that either Mother Nature has unveiled her magic or our rich cultural history is being revered.

Vishu or Visu is one such festival that marks the Vernal Equinox - a special day of the year when the length of day and night are almost equal. It is traditionally celebrated in Southern India in the state of Kerala to commemorate this seasonal cosmic event.

For such a special festivity, the food should be equally tasty, isn’t it?

We bring to you an authentic yet creatively traditional recipe - the Chakka Payasam or Jackfruit Payasam as it is popularly known!

Chakka Payasam or Chakka Pradhaman is delightfully sweet and comes with the goodness of ripe Jackfruit and loads of dry fruits.

Jot down the recipe given below and make it at home on the festive eve of Vishu with the amazing FX 1000 DLX Food Processor by India's No.1* Mixing Appliance Brand, Bajaj.

Chakka Payasam Recipe

Ingredients Required
  • Jackfruit - 1 cup(chopped)
  • Jaggery - 1/3 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 
  • Freshly grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp

Making Chakka Payasam
  1. Take 3/4 cup of jackfruit in a saucepan and add just enough water to immerse and cook till the pulp softens.
  2. Once it softens, remove it from the flame and let it cool. Cut the remaining 1/4 of jaggery into small pieces.
  3. Next, add the jaggery into the saucepan and add 1/2 of water and let the jaggery melts.
  4. Once the jaggery melts, strain it once to remove the impurities and add it into the saucepan again, and then add the chopped jackfruit and let it cook until it is tender.
  5. In the meantime, grind the cooked jackfruit into a smooth puree and ground the cardamom seeds into fine powder.
  6. Add the jackfruit puree into the jaggery syrup. Keeping the flame low, add the coconut milk.
  7. Mix it all together well and add cardamom powder, cook it on low flame for 2-3 mins & switch off the flame.
  8. Take a pan, heat ghee and add freshly grated coconut into it. Roast until they are brown and add them into the Pradhaman/Payasam mixture.

Pro Cooking Tips
  • You can use canned jackfruits also
  • Add coconut milk only when the flame is low. 
  • Also, don't let it boil once the coconut milk is added, else it may curdle.
  • Serve it hot or cold, both taste good.
  • Coconut bits give a nice flavour and crunch to the Pradhaman. It is recommended to make the Payasam with coconut bits.
  • Instead of coconut milk, you can make this with dairy milk also.
  • In addition to coconut bits, cashews and other nuts can also be added.
  • Depending on the sweetness of the jackfruit, add more or less jaggery as per your liking.


Serve the Chakka Payasam with love and enjoy it with everyone :-)

Have a blissful Vishu celebration

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