Chakka Payasam Recipe

Chakka Payasam Recipe
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Chakka Payasam is a very popular Kerala recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chakka Payasam by following this easy recipe.
Chakka Payasam Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 5
Calories Per Serving 200
  • 3 tbsp Chakka Varatti or Jack Fruit Jam
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) Jaggery (powdered)
  • ¾ cup (6 oz) Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cardamom (pods)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 2 tbsp Coconut chunks
  • 2 tbsp Cashew Nuts
How to make Chakka Payasam:
  • Melt jaggery in 1/2 cup of water and filter it to remove the skin
  • Heat the filtered jaggery syrup in a sauce pan and when it stars boiling add chakka varatti or jack fruit jam and mix well till it becomes a sauce but not too thick.
  • Simmer the heat and add coconut milk and powdered cardamom.
  • Keep on stirring to avoid curdling.
  • Remove from heat when it starts boiling.
  • In a small seasoning pan, add ghee, cashews and coconut chunks.
  • Fry till the coconut and cashews are light golden brown and add it to the payasam.
Serve warm or cold