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Kadachakka/ breadfruit payasam

Kadachakka/ breadfruit payasam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 50


Serves 4

  • Bread fruit sliced 3 cups

  • Sago pearls/ chowari 1/2 cups

  • Thick coconut milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Thin coconut milk- 3/4 cups

  • Powdered jaggery 1 cups

  • Water 3/4 cups

  • Cardamom crushed 5-6 nos

  • Chukku/dry ginger powder 1 pinch

  • Sliced coconut 3 tbsp

  • Raisins and cashewnuts 1/2 cups

  • Nova Ghee 2 tbsp


  • 01

    To cook the sago boil 5-6 cups of water

  • 02

    Add the chowari and allow it to boil for two to three minutes, drain and add fresh batch of boiling water (again 5-6 cups) and continue cooking till it is clear and translucent

  • 03

    Strain and run under cold running water and set aside

  • 04

    In a heavy bottom pan bring 3/4 cup of water and jaggery to a boil

  • 05

    Simmer till it is completely dissolved

  • 06

    Strain the impurities and return to the stove and allow to thicken

  • 07

    Chop bread fruit into thin slice

  • 08

    Heat one tbs of ghee in a pan

  • 09

    Add the sliced bread fruit and saute for two to three minutes or till it changes color to golden

  • 10

    Add the thick coconut milk and cook for two minutes or till it is soft

  • 11

    Pour the jaggery and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes or till the payasam thickens

  • 12

    Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and thick coconut milk and simmer in low flame for one minute

  • 13

    Heat one tbs of ghee in a separate pan and fry sliced coconut,cashew nuts and raisins till it turns golden brown

  • 14

    Add this to the payasam and mix

  • 15

    Allow to cool and serve



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