Jackfruit moong dal payasam is a flavorful treat for jackfruit lovers. It is a traditional dessert from regions of coastal karnataka. There are many ways of preparing this payasam. In this recipe, I have used ripe jackfruit pieces, split green gram, jaggery with little soaked rice paste to get nice thick texture to payasam. Do try this dish which is delicious for any occasion. Its a delicious vegan recipe.

Here goes the simple recipe

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Karnataka

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 4 Nos


Jackfruit pieces – 1 cup

Split green gram or moong dal – 1/4 cup

Jaggery – 3/4 cup grated

Soaked rice – 2 tsp

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

Cardamom or yellaki powder- 1 tsp

Almonds – 4-6 nos

Finely chopped dry fruits – ΒΌ cup


  1. Grind together few pieces of jackfruit, soaked rice, grated coconut, few almond into fine paste.
  2. Pressure cook split green gram or moong dal until soft.
  3. Add the ground paste, cooked split green gram or moong dal, remaining jackfruit pieces, jaggery, and cardamom powder to a vessel with required amount of water and boil well on medium flame.
  4. After the jaggery melts, add the ghee fried dry fruits and boil for 1 min. Serve hot.



Jackfruit payasam can also be prepared using only grated coconut, jaggery and ripe jackfruit pieces.

Coconut milk can also be used for payasam preparation.

The jaggery quantity can be adjusted based on the sweetness of ripe jackfruit pieces.

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