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Chakka Pradhaman

Chakka Pradhaman-Learn how to prepare Kerala Jackfruit pudding / dessert prepared with ripe jackfruit, jaggery and coconut milk.

Chakka Pradhaman

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 5 to 8 Cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Ripe jackfruit,finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery ,grated ( according to taste,see notes)
  • 1.5 cups Thin coconut milk
  • 1 cup Thick coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp Caradamom powder
  • 1 pinch Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 pinch Dry ginger powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.Add the cashews and fry for about 30 seconds,then add the raisins and fry until it turns golden brown.Set aside until required.
    frying cashew nuts and raisins in ghee
  • In the same pan,add the chopped jackfruit and 1/2 cup water.Cover and cook until it turns soft and mushy.
  • Meanwhile melt the jaggery along with 1/4 cup water.
    cooking jackfruit and jaggery
  • Add the melted jaggery to the cooked jackfruit.Add 1 tbsp ghee and cook stirring continuously for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Next add the thin coconut milk and cook over medium flame ,stirring well in between until the mixture turns thick.
  • Add the thick coconut milk and immediately switch off the stove.Add the salt,cardamom powder,cumin powder,dry ginger powder , fried cashews and raisins.Stir well and serve warm or chilled.


  • 1 cup=250 ml
  • Make sure the coconut milk that you add to the jaggery -jackfruit mixture is at room temperature.If the coconut milk is cold, the mixture might curdle.
  • You could also add fried coconuts bits along with the nuts.
  • Adjust the quantity of jaggery according to the sweetness of the fruit.

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