Jackfruit Payasam


Jackfruit Payasam

Jackfruit Payasam is a traditional Kerala style payasam with soft and sweet tender jackfruit pieces, coconut milk and green gram. This is a healthy version of payasam with the addition of green gram. This payasam is fully prepared with the coconut milk alone without any inclusion of normal milk. The jaggery is added instead of sugar which gives you a different taste.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cut the jackfruit into small pieces.
  • Cook it along with the green gram in a pressure cooker for about 7 mins or upto 3 whistles.
  • Heat up a pan or a kadai.
  • Add jaggery and little water and allow it to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, strain it to remove the dirt in the jaggery.
  • Heat up another pan or a kadai.
  • Add the strained jaggery syrup and allow it to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the mashed dal and jackfruit pieces.
  • When it starts to boil, lower the flame and stir well using a spatula.
  • When it starts forming a lump, add a tin of coconut milk mixed with 1 cup of water to it.
  • Allow it to boil.
  • When it boils well, remove from flame.
  • Add the other tin of coconut milk and mix well.
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