Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chakka Pradhaman/Jack fruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman/Jack fruit Payasam

Chakka Pradhaman is a tasty dessert with ripe jack fruit.Chakka pradhaman can be made fresh jack fruit when they are in season. But it can be enjoyed all year round by using chakka varatti or jack fruit preserve. Pradhaman is part of Kerala Sadhya menu. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.


Chakka Varatti- 1 1/2 cup

Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Thin coconut milk- 2 cup
Jaggery - powdered - 1/2 cup
( according to sweetness you like)
Ghee- 2 tsp
Dry ginger powder- 1/8 tsp
Cardamon crushed- 4-5
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Sliced coconut-  a few

Add one cup of water to jaggery and bring it to a boil. Strain the impurities and pour the warm syrup over the chakka varatti/jack fruit preserve. The chakka varatti will be thick, allow it to sit for half an hour.
In a heavy bottom pan add thin coconut milk and chakka varatti jaggery mix and simmer for 6-7 minutes in medium. When the consistency thickens add dry ginger powder, crushed cardamon and mix well. After a minute pour the thick coconut milk and switch off the flame. Heat ghee in a pan and roast the coconut pieces, cashew nuts and raisins and add to the pradhaman.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Inji Thayir

Inji Thayir

Inji Thayir is a healthy side dish that can be served with rice or as a dipping sauce. It is spiced yogurt flavored with ginger. This can be serve with sadhya meal.Sadhya requires elaborate cooking and sometimes quick fix recipes like these are real time savers.  Try this, you will surely love it.

Ginger-1 inch thick
Yogurt- 11/2 cup
Green chilly- 2
Grated coconut- 1 tbs
curry  leaves- 2-3
Salt to taste

Using mortar and pastel make a course mixture of coconut, ginger, green chilly and curry leaves. Mix this with yogurt and salt and serve.
You can also do a tempering with 1 tsp oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the inji thayir.
Note: the one with tempering is served in different regions along with sadhya and is called also inji kichadi

Try this
Hop you will all enjoy!

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