September 08, 2022

Chakka Pradhaman using Chakkavaratti - Sadhya Special

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 Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala and also the day to comomerate and celebrate Vamana and King Mahabali .Whole of Kerala and Malayalees world over celebrate the day with a lot of joy and happiness. Onam is a ten day festival and as per gregorian Calender falls anyday between August - September which coincides with the  Chingam Month as per Malayalam Alamanac on the star of Thiruvonam or Sravanam which is the 22nd star or Nakshatra.

Mahabali was a very generous and powerful king who ruled Kerala and there was abundant prosperity and happiness during his reign. It is believed that on this day King Mahabali or Maaveli visits the land of Kerala and rejoices with the people of the land . To welcome the King ,an elaborate rangoli or kolam using flowers is decorated at every home , a lavish spread known as Sadhya is prepared and the annual boat race is held by the State .

ONAM is the annual state festival of Kerala.

I have already posted almost all recipes prepared for a Sadhya on my blog .I will post the link below which can be used as a ready recokner. 

Today we shall see a very traditional and authentic sweet chakka Pradhaman made using Jackfruit Jam known as Chakka Varatti . I have already posted how to make chakka varatti during jackfruit season .

This paysam is really easy to make if we have the chakka varatti ready on hand . The other  version to make Chakka Pradhaman from scratch can be found here. 

Without further delay,let me get to the recipe quickly .

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Complexity - simple
Serves - 2 to 3


1/2 cup chakka varatti / jackfruit jam
3/4 cup grated coconut 
3 tbsp jaggery 
1/2 cup thick coconut milk 
2 tbsp finely chopped coconut bits 
2 tsp ghee 


  • Blend the chakka varatti, grated coconut and jaggery with 1/4 cup water to a very fine paste .
  • In a heavy pan ,heat the ghee and fry the coconut bits until they turn crisp and brown.
  • Pour the blended paste to this fried coconut and bring it to a quick boil .
  • Add the thick coconut milk in the end ,mix well and turn off the stove .Donot try to over cook or boil the Pradhaman after adding the coconut milk ..the Pradhaman will curdle .the heat is enough to cook the coconut milk and take away the raw smell.
  • Delicious chakka Pradhaman is ready. 

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Sadhya recipes on the blog. Click on the individual items below to get detailed recipe


  1. AN interesting recipe using jackfruit jam to prepare a traditional sweet dish. Looks so inviting. Would love to try it.

  2. Chakka Pradhaman is a new dish to me. I am sure it tastes delicious with jackfruit jam, coconut milk and jaggery.

  3. Lovely chakka pradhaman- lipsmacking and tasty. Am yet to cook anything with jackfruit yet but sure to look up ur recipe when I do - kalyani

  4. Wow what an interesting recipe made using jackfruit jam. How I wish I had made some jam this year. The taste must be so very yum.


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