Jackfruit is one of the very tasty tropical fruit. In India, Jackfruits can be seen in many people’s backyard. Jackfruit is a bit tricky and time-consuming to clean. However, the taste of the fruit is worth the time spent cleaning them up. This Jackfruit payasam is very famous in Kerala and is called as Chakka Payasam or Chakka Pradham or Palapazha Payasam. When Jackfruit is in season, it is combined with the staple coconut milk to make this yummy and tasty payasam. Jackfruit is basically ground to a fine paste to make this payasam. However, I have hand mashed the jackfruit to get a chunky texture. Do make this Jackfruit payasam for this upcoming Vinayagar Chaturthi and serve as prasadham to Lord Ganesha.
- You can also add a pinch of dry ginger powder along with cardamom powder.
- Instead of coarsely mashing the cooked jackfruit, you can also grind it in a mixer as a paste.
- Roast finely chopped coconut pieces along with cashews and add it to the payasam if you like them.