Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chakka Pradhaman / Jackfruit Kheer

Here comes my Vishu Special….

Chakka Pradhaman 1


Chakka varatti/Jack fruit halwa    -   1 cup packed
Jaggery                                                      -   4 - 5 blocks (this depends on how sweet the chakka varatti is. So adjust accordingly.)
Water                                                           -   1 cup
Thin Coconut milk                                  -   2 cup
Thick Coconut milk                                -   1 cup
Cardamom                                                -   4 no ( crushed into fine powder)
Dry ginger powder(chukku podi)   -   ¼ teaspoon
Coconut pieces                                        -   ¼ cup
Cashew nuts                                             -   15 - 20 no
Ghee/clarified butter                           -   1 tablespoon
Rice flour                                                   -   1 tablespoon  (optional)

Preparation of Chakka Pradhaman:


In a thick bottom pan add jaggery and ½ cup water. Let it boil and let the jaggery melt completely. Strain the melted jaggery into another pan. Mix the chakka varatti and strained jaggery and keep on low flame, so the chakka varatti loosens and becomes jam consistency.

Add the thin coconut milk to the mixture and let is cook for about 8 - 10 minutes, Until it reaches a slightly thicker consistency. Add dry ginger and cardamom powder.

Meanwhile, in a small pan heat ghee and first roast the cashew nuts till they become golden brown and set aside. In the same pan add coconut pieces and fry them until they brown in color and set aside.

Then add thick coconut milk along and cook for another 3 - 5  minutes and switch of the flame.

If you feel that the consistency of the payasam is still thin, take 2 tbsp of the payasam, mix rice flour into it and make a paste out of it. Add this paste into the payasam and cook for 2 minutes.

Chakka Pradhaman 2

To this add roasted cashew nuts, coconut pieces.  Serve hot / cold. I love to have chilled payasams :)

And here is my Vishu Kani…



  1. i love this payasam..reminds me of home:)

  2. Chakka pradhaman looks delicious. Happy vishu to you and your family.

  3. Looks yummy .I am craving for it now

  4. Happy Vishu Nitha..Chakka pradhamn kidu, njanum unndakirunu ennale..Shalll post soon..

  5. Lovely clicks Nitha. Happy Vishu greetings to u and ur family

  6. Creamy and rich payasam..looks so tempting.

  7. love your click....looks awesome !kheer looks yummy!!Happy vishu..

  8. Omg, cant take my eyes from the kheer, simply irresistible..

  9. adipoli aayitonda........nice colour

  10. Hi Neetha,I really likes your blog and the recipes :-).

  11. Dear Nitha
    How are you? I am off blog these days..must have missed a lot ..This recipe is so new for me, very nice...but where do I get jack fruit Halua to make this ? Ha ha
    have a nice day

  12. Hi Nitha,
    Lovely payasam ..hope you had a wonderful festive day.
    Plz collect an award from my blog.

  13. Kheer looks super delicious dear! :D

  14. Tasty payasam and love the way it was presented!

  15. Happy Vishu to you...Lovely Vishu Kani...Chakka Pradamam looks perfect...First time your recipes...glad to follow you

  16. Never had jackfruit kheer before...looks very intriguing!

  17. Very nice clicks and yummy payasam.. i am longing for some now.