Chakkakuru Payasam ~ Jackfruit Seeds Payasam

Just returned home after a nice family get together. Really enjoyed it to the core, a lot of talking and laughing… it’s been quite some time since we have had such a get together. Also considering the fact that this week will see the advent of Ramadan, which will mean a serious shortness of time in case of social activities as most of the time will go in a lot of religious activities, this get together was really enjoyed. Even though I am feeling tired, I am seriously feeling nice about it. πŸ™‚


Once, my biggest-support colleague bought some payasam for us, so lovingly made by his wife. As usual, I got it in a little cup and being a food blogger, he wanted me to guess the ingredients that went into it. Seriously, I should tell you that I am very bad at guessing. When you sit to guess what goes into food, then how do you really enjoy it and eat?? Am I right or wrong?? πŸ™‚ I told him that I wouldn’t guess, rather enjoy it. He was adamant that I guess with what the payasam was made. As usual, I lost! It tasted exactly like parippu pradhaman – a kheer made with chana dal, so I thought it was that. Then he told me that it was jackfruit seeds. I asked him, “What??? Can you tell me one more time??” Very soon, I was on the phone with his wife asking her for the recipe and really there was nothing complicated in it. But I should admit that the payasam I made was not even close to what she had made. It was really awesome. So then why do I post this recipe if I wasn’t satisfied with the end result? Because – the next time I get my stock of jackfruit seeds, I am going to improvise on it again and update this post then… πŸ™‚



Chakkakuru/ Jackfruit Seeds Payasam

Course Payasams
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • Jackfruit Seeds - 25 nos washed and peeled quite well
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 2 cups water
  • 200 gm jaggery melted in 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 5-6 cashes
  • 5-6 raisins


  • Pressure cook the jackfruit seeds in 1/2 to 3/4 cup water, just enough to cover them, till they become really soft. I cooked them on high for three whistles and left them on low flame for around 45 minutes. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Add the coconut and the remaining water into a mixer and blend well. Strain through a seive and reserve the coconut milk. Throw away the residue of the coconut.
  • Melt the jaggery in water and allow it to cool.
  • Drain the cooked jackfruit seeds into a thick saucepan and nicely mash it using a potato masher, till it represents a pulpy mess.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and the melted jaggery and mix well.
  • Switch on the flame and simmer for 10-15 minutes for the flavors to mingle in.
  • Heat the ghee, fry the cashews and raisins. Dump into the payasam and devour!


1. The thickness of the kheer will solely depend on the jackfruit seeds. Certain seeds are more grainy, and therefore the kheer will thicken. The seeds I used were not grainy and hence was slightly a bit runny.
2. Adjust the coconut milk and the jaggery according to the consistency of the seeds and the sweetness required.
3. You may keep the husk of the seeds, just like I did or remove it completely.
4. The mashing depends entirely on you. If you like to have bites, don't mash it to pulps, so that some bites may remain.

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  1. Yummy!!!Wish I could have this right now!!!

    1. Thank u so much aysha… πŸ™‚

  2. Chakkakuru payasam … enikku vyaa !!!Idea is really good because it easily available at home and does not cost so much as lentils he hee…

    1. A very good way 2 use up the kurus…I was also pleasantly surprised ven he said dat!!! πŸ™‚

  3. thats something I have never heard of ! brilliant recipe !

    1. Welcome 2 the gang!!! Me 2… πŸ™‚

  4. Looks lovely and interesting

    1. Thank u so much dear…

  5. thats truly a different payasam.. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, it is!! πŸ™‚ thank u laxmi…

  6. yummy and interesting payasam..

    1. Thank u so much shabbu…

  7. yummy I love Jackfruit and it seeds

    1. Thank u so much veena…

  8. ithu kollalo …..will try this next time when i get chakka.

    1. U'l really love it if u love chakkakuru… πŸ™‚

  9. Ninte chakkakkuru nt over, yet? πŸ™‚
    Ths s interesting … I. Wanted to make this,bt as kids r holidaying at Grandmas ..cant do it nw:-(noora s a great fan of chakkakkurus… Is it necessary to cook it fr so long in pressure cooker?

    1. Haha..kazhinju kuttiye…made this with the last batch dat remained… πŸ™‚ if u pressure cook 4 long, it gets really soft, recipe thanna etha 9-10 whistlesa paranje, evide cheriyalku pediyayathu kondu I did 3 n left it 4 45 minutes..

  10. lovely and this is new to me.

    1. Thank u so much ramya… πŸ™‚

  11. Jackfruit payasam completely new to me. Sounds interesting

    1. It isnt jackfruit humi, it's the seeds… πŸ™‚ thank u so much dear…

  12. unique but never the less delicious, amazing thanks for sharing
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    1. Thank u so much..wud come by ur page soon…

  13. this is very very new to me….

    1. 4 me 2 dear, till I drank it!! Thank u so much arthy. .

  14. Payasam are one of the desserts I tend to like but with jackfruit, never tasted before. Its really interesting to note how the fruit can be used for payasam. Quite a catchy recipe and very spectacular.

    1. hi nava… thanks a lot dear… but the payasam is made with jackfruit seeds, not jackfruit, dear… πŸ™‚

  15. What Jack fruit seeds??!!! WOW sounds interesting and totally new. Your glass is tempting me πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much rekha… πŸ™‚

  16. This is very new to me,so tempting.

    1. thank u so much meena…

  17. looks so creamy and rich..loved it..

    1. thank u so much gayathri…

  18. Chakkakkuru Payasom? Oooh, that is one totally new recipe πŸ™‚ And by the looks of it, it has come out great I guess Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. if u feel mine looks gr8, i'm wondering what you would think about how the original payasam looked like… mine was nothing! πŸ™ neways, thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  19. Payasam with chakkakuru – really? wow, never have heard of it. But its a really good idea and thanks for sharing the recipe. I like chakkakuru..its so yummy!
    Shema | LifeScoops

    1. Same pinch Shema… I too love chakkakuru… thank u so much!!! πŸ™‚

  20. new and unique payasam….

    1. thank u so much hetal… πŸ™‚

  21. innovative and irresistible paayasam..really very new to me..

    1. thank u so much ruxana…

  22. A new recipe,looks very delicious πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much reni… πŸ™‚

  23. I have heard almost all the recipes that can be made with the parts & cores of jackfruit when I was on vacation this time.. But still, this is something new to me.. Jackfruit always amazes me.. Multi purpose fruit it is πŸ˜‰

    1. love ur comments, chitra… πŸ™‚ thank u so much… i don't like jackfruit, but the seeds drive me nuts… hehe…

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