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Aug 25, 2015

Chakka Pradhaman Recipe - Jackfruit Payasam Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes

This is one of my all time favourite payasam. I have made this many times but i forgot to take pictures of them, so couldn't share it here. Finally i made this few weeks back and reserved it for sharing it during onam..

This payasam is so easy to make, many people make chakka varatti first and then use that to make this.. But i just made this using jack fruits. The key for getting the perfect taste is to cook the jack fruit with jaggery for quite a long time, till it gets jam like. This gives you the perfect taste.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 40 mins
Serves : 6 to 8


Jackfruit / Chakka - 4 cups chopped

Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 3/4 cup
Jaggery / Sarkarai- 2 cups grated
Thick Coconut Milk - 2 cups (Recipe here)
Water - 3 cups + more as needed
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews a handful
Coconut - 2 tblspn finely chopped
Kishmish / Sultanas a handful


Take jack fruit, chana dal and water in a pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 4 whistle. Simmer for 10 mins. Switch off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash it well.

Add in jaggery and keep cooking it and keep stiring till it get thick and dark.

Now add in coconut milk and mix well. Simmer it for 2 mins and turn off the heat. You can more water as needed

Now heat ghee in a pan and add in cashews and roast till golden. Add in coconut and roast till nicely toasted. Add in raisans and fry them..

Pour this into the payasam and mix well.


Take chopped jack fruit in a pressure cooker

add in chana dal

cover with water

cook them

mash lightly

add in jaggery

mix well

keep cooking this till it gets thick

look how dark the colour has become

keep cooking

it will get even thicker like a jam

now add in coconut milk..if u need add more water

add in cardamom 

mix well and take it off heat

heat ghee in a pan

Add in cashews

fry till golden

add in coconut and fry till it gets toasty

add in kishmish

fry for few more mins

now it is done

pour into the payasam

mix well




  1. One of my all time favourite payasams...I drink them by the gallons.

    Thank you for the share...Makes me feel all nostalgic

  2. Hi Aarthi,
    Wont the coconut milk curdle if we add it with jaggery?

  3. @Anonymousno it wont, you shouldn't boil it after adding coconut milk. just simmer for a min and turn off the heat

  4. Can v use moong dal instead of Chana dal?


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