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chakka payasam with chakk avaratiyathu

simple dessert with the jackfruit preserve and coconut milk that can be prepared easily. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: chakka, chakka varatti, jackfruit, payasam
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/3 cup chakka varattiyathu/jackfruit preserve
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut pieces
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 6-8 no dry grapes


  • firstly prepare the first and second extract coconut milk and keep it ready
  • mix thin coconut milk (2nd extract), jackfruit preserve and jaggery until smooth.
  • boil it for 2-3 minutes and then add cardamom powder, ghee and mix well
  • switch off and add thick coconut milk. mix well. 
  • melt ghee, fry coconut pieces and cashews for 10 seconds and then add dry grapes. fry till reddish. add this to the payasam and mix well
  • serve the payasam warm or chilled. 



  • you can add jackfruit chunks along with the chakka varatti
  • if you are unsure of the dust particles in jaggery, melt and add it separately. 
  • based on the sweetness of the chakka varatti adjust jaggery
  • need not cook after adding first coconut milk as it will curdle the payasam.