Jackfruit Kheer- Jackfruit Payasam- Payasam with Milk, is a sweet and creamy recipe with cardamom flavor. It is prepared by stir frying the jackfruit pieces in ghee and cooked along with sugar and milk. The detailed recipe with step by step cooking pictures follows.
The flesh of the jackfruit is starchy and fibrous and is a source of dietary fiber. The flavor is comparable to a combination of apple, pineapple, mango and banana. Varieties are distinguished according to characteristics of the fruit’s flesh. In Kerala, India two varieties of jackfruit predominate. One has a hard inner flesh when ripe and other one with very soft and almost dissolving. For this particular kheer recipe I have used the one with hard inner flesh and it is called varikka Chakka in Kerala.
Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet with subtle flavoring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including custards, cakes. The edible jackfruit is made of easily digestible flesh and rich in protein, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium and iron.
This is my kids favorite kheer used to cook by my Amma and is very popular in my family. She used to made with jackfruit, full fat cream milk, milk, little condensed milk, cardamom and rasins. Another version of this kheer is madewith jaggery and coconut milk. The jaggery version looks brown in color and has a mild, sweet taste.
How to Make Jackfruit Kheer- Jackfruit Payasam- Payasam with Milk
Chop jackfruit into small pieces and keep it aside.
Heat a deep bottom frying pan with ghee.
Fry jackfruit pieces until slightly brown.
Add milk and allow to boil along with jackfruit. Let it cook in milk for 15 minutes in medium flame.
Add crushed cardamom and mix well.
Add full fat milk and boil for 10 more minutes.
Add condensed milk and sugar. Combine well and off the flame.
Fry rasins in ghee and transfer to kheer.
Enjoy!! Happy Cooking and stay healthy!!