A fruit which is often undervalued, jackfruit can be used to make innovative and delicious dishes. One such recipes prepared with jackfruit is Jackfruit Payasam, which is quite popular in southern India and is known as ‘palapazham payasam’. This payasam recipe is amazingly delicious and is cooked using coconut milk, grated coconut, pureed jackfruit, and jaggery powder. Prepared on special occasions and festivals, this dessert recipe will be loved by all. Try this mouth-watering sweet dish at home and enjoy with loved ones!
Ingredients of Jackfruit Payasam
500 gm pureed jackfruit
2 teaspoon cashews
1 cup grated coconut
2 cup coconut milk
2 cup powdered jaggery
1/2 teaspoon green cardamom
2 teaspoon ghee
mixed dry fruits as required
How to make Jackfruit Payasam
To prepare this delicious payasam recipe, put a deep-bottomed pan on medium flame and melt ghee in it. When the ghee is hot enough, add the cashew nuts and roast them. Once done, transfer to a bowl and keep aside. Add the grated coconut in the same pan and lower the flame, dry roast till golden brown in colour.
Now, add the pureed jackfruit in the pan along with jaggery powder and roasted cashews, and cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure that the mixture is thickened. (Note: You can also use the pulp of the jackfruit.)
When the jackfruit mixture is thickened, add the coconut milk along with cardamom powder and stir continuously. Stop in between and bring the milk to a boil. Let the milk and jackfruit mixture simmer for another 10 minutes.
Once cooked, turn off the flame and garnish with mixed dry fruits. Serve hot!