There are many kinds of payasa (also known as payasam) made in Karnataka in South India, where I am from. This one is made with the yellow flesh of the jackfruit, is seasonal, and not usually made as a holy offering. The taste, however, is fabulous and it remains one of my favorite. It is said that jackfruit is somewhat an acquired taste, but what an acquisition! Here in the USA, I was able to find canned jackfruit in syrup in oriental stores. So I have adjusted this recipe to use ingredients that are available to me.