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Chakka Pradhaman Recipe

Chakka Pradhaman is a popular Indian Dessert
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Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Vishu Sadya Recipes from  

Vishu occurs during jackfruit season hence Chakka Pradhaman is a popular way to end a sadya. This payasam or kheer is prepared with ripe, juicy jackfruit pieces or with jackfruit preserve (Chakka Varatti) / jackfruit paste. 

The jackfruit paste is slow cooked along with jaggery and coconut milk. Garnish with cashew nuts and coconut bits and serve warm or cold.


  • 12 - Jackfruits (ripe)
  • 1/2 cup - Jaggery
  • 3/4 cup - Thick Coconut Milk
  • 3 tsp - Cashew nuts, broken
  • 1 tbsp - Coconut bits
  • Cardamom powder (a pinch)
  • How to Make Chakka Pradhaman:

    1. Pressure cook jackfruit immersed in about 2 tbsp water until 2 whistles on medium flame or until soft.
    2. Cool down, drain water, then grind to a fine paste and set aside.
    3. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add coconut bits and cashew nuts, fry till golden brown and set aside.
    4. Mix jaggery with 1/4 cup water and break the lumps formed, strain (to remove impurities) and heat for 5 minutes until it bubbles.
    5. Add the jackfruit paste and mix until it is evenly coated with jaggery.
    6. Let it become a little thick, add remaining ghee, then add coconut milk and give a quick stir. Don't let it boil for long after coconut milk is added as it will start to separate.
    7. When it is about to boil, switch off the heat, then add fried cashew nuts, coconut bits and cardamom powder and give a stir.
    8. Reserve a few cashew nuts and coconut bits for garnishing while serving.
    9. Serve warm or cold.
    10. Recipe courtesy: Sharmi's Passions


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