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Chakka Payasam – Jack Fruit Kheer

Jack fruit kheer or Chakka Payasam is a popular sweet in Kerala. The main ingredient of this kheer is Chakka Varatti or Jack fruit Jam. This jack fruit  jam is made by cooking steamed ripe jack fruit , ghee and jaggery. It lasts for over an year without loosing its taste. We make Chakka Varatti during the jack fruit season and use it through out the year for making Elai Adai, Chakka Payasam and other sweets. This Chakka Payasam is a simple yet delicious sweet for any occassion or an auspicious day. Here you go…

Preparation Time: 15 mins (with ready made chakka varatti)

No. of Servings: 4 to 5

Check here for the recipe of Chakka Varatti or Jack fruit jam.


  • Chakka Varatti or Jack fruit jam – 3 tbsp
  • Powdered Jaggery – 1/4 cup
  • Coconut Milk – 3/4 cup (I used can coconut milk)
  • Cardamom – 2 pods
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut chunks – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Melt jaggery in 1/2 cup of water and filter it to remove the scum
  2. Again heat the filtered jaggery syrup in a sauce pan and when it stars boiling add chakka varatti or jack fruit jam and mix well to become a sauce but not too thick.
  3. Simmer the heat and add coconut milk and powdered cardamom.
  4. Keep on stirring to avoid curdling.
  5. Remove from heat when it starts boiling.
  6. In a small seasoning pan, add ghee, cashews and coconut chunks or bits.
  7. Fry till the coconut and cashews are light golden brown and add it to the payasam.

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  1. i love chakka varatti…so im sure il love this

  2. HI Nithu

    Loved the Jackfruit Payasam. Color looks great.Would love to try it out very soon in my home.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. my mom makes this, but i never tried this on my own. looks very nice and u have got a nice texture

  4. I have never had this type of kheer but looks really good…

  5. I love jackfruit kheer!N ur method looks too delicious!

  6. wow!! my fav payasam…Looks yummy…reminds me of home.
    Last day, me & my cousin was talking about this payasam.. Was surprised to see same on ur blog today!! 🙂

  7. this is making me want to have it now… but with no Chakka Varatti or Jack fruit jam, all I can do is sit and drool at the pic !

  8. once i tasted this when i was in chennai…but never tired it in home!!Delicious…

  9. I loved this recipe, i tried it yesterday.


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