Kujje Payasa (Jackfruit Dessert)

Recipe by Dimpi
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk.
  • The jackfruit I buy comes in 8oz DRAINED weight, and 20oz net weight. Drain, rinse and dice the jackfruit if using canned.
  • Now add the diced jackfruit and sugar to the coconut milk.
  • Cook on medium low flame, stirring often until jackfruit is tender (about 40 minutes).
  • In the last five minutes of cooking, stir in the cardamom.
  • Serve either warm or chilled.
  • NOTE: If you're able to find it, there's nothing like fresh juicy ripe jackfruit. For this dish, use firm fruit not the floppy one. Don't throw away the seeds - they can be roasted and taste somewhat like roasted chestnuts.
  • For a more authentic flavor, use homemade coconut milk and jaggery in place of brown sugar.
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