Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chakka Pradhaman

Jackfruit with its distinct sweet flavor adds a vibrant tweak to any payasam/kheer and specially the pradhaman which is a rich syrup made with jaggery and coconut milk. And this seems like the perfect one to finish the elaborate Kerala Sadhya on a sweet note.

Prep Time: 45 mins
Ingredients

Ripe Jackfruit pieces: 10
Coconut milk: 1 can
Jaggery (melted): 1cup
Raisins: 1 tablespoon
Cashew nuts: 1 tablespoon
Ghee: 4-5 tablespoons
Coconut cuts: 1 tablespoon

* Since we didn't get fresh jack fruit here in Seattle, we had to make-do with the canned version of the fruit you get in Asian stores.


Pressure cook these fleshy pieces or steam them until they are soft and cooked. Grind it in the mixer until smooth. Heat some ghee in a deep dish, add this ground jackfruit to it and keep stirring for about 15 mins. The ghee starts to come out on the sides. Meanwhile melt the jaggery until you get a nice brown syrup. Pour this melted jaggery to the jackfruit mixture and mix thoroughly. Now add the coconut milk diluted with very little water and let it come to nice boil. Fry the coconut cuts, raisins, cashew pieces in ghee and pour it into this.

Chakka pradhaman is ready to serve hot or cold anyway you like it.

30 comments:

  1. Never had this dessert.Looks yummy.

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  2. Yummyilicious pradhamam, looks absolutely divine..

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  3. amme....kidilam dears...njangalum vishune chakka payasam vaikanundu loo..Yummy yummy..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. Lovely Pradhaman! Where do you get these Jackfruit in Seattle? Is it canned?

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  5. never had this but its looks so yummy..

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  6. My My !! Your are me nostalgic now..how I wish I can grab that chakka from the screen :( Yummy dear.

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  7. happy vishu..this is something I gotta try!

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  8. lovely pradhaman...sadya is awesome @ your place:)

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  9. Lovely... Looks delicious... I did not know we would get the canned jackfruit here in US.

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  10. @cool Lassie we got the canned jack fruit... its really good..

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  11. Very yummy.Can see from the picture its A1 payasam. Love the click too.

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  12. Oh wow I am drooling looks too too tempting.. Really yumm.. loved the first click.

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  13. Adipoli dear....Yummy Yummy Happy vishu...

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  14. hooooooo vishu pramanichu chakka prathaman annaloo.....

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  15. Happy vishu to you...Vishu special???looks yummy!

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  16. that's a nice delicious drink, I love jackfruits!!! this pradhaman looks creamy, rich and fantastic!!

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  17. What a delicious recipe, one of my fav payasam.. pic looks super yumm!

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  18. Such tempting dessert....looks so yum :)

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  19. Wish you both and your families a Very Happy Vishu !!

    htp://heartyfeast.blogspot.com

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  20. Chakka pradhaman, kiddukidilum......Vishudina ashamsakal

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  21. kidilan...vayil vellam niranju..Happy Vishu !!!

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  22. Woooww... innu thanne asian storeil poyii nokkam...chakka kittuvaneel vishunnu ithu thannee... HAPPY VISHU dears...

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  23. That is an awesome dish...never tried it...will do try and cannot wait to eat it!!:)

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  24. Awaiting a Padmasri for your Culinary talents.....!

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