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Jackfruit moong dal payasam

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Jackfruit moong dal payasam is a glutenfree dessert from karnataka prepared using ripe jackfruit pieces, split dehusked moong bean. Sweetened with jaggery.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: karnataka
Keyword: Coastal karnataka, Dessert, Glutenfree, Karnataka, Ripe jackfruit
Servings: 4 people
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


For grinding:

  • Jackfruit pieces – ¼ cup
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Soaked rice - 2 tsp
  • Cardamom or yellaki- 2 small
  • Almonds - 4-6 nos

For payasam

  • Jackfruit pieces - 1 cup
  • Split green gram or moong dal or hesaru bele (cooked) - 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery - 3/4 cup grated
  • Finely chopped dry fruits (fried in ghee) - ¼ cup
  • Water as required


  • Grind together ¼ cup jackfruit pieces, grated coconut, soaked rice, almonds and cardamom into fine paste.
  • Boil together cooked moong dal, ground coconut jackfruit paste, jaggery. Adjust required amount of water as per the thickness you prefer.
  • Boil well on low heat with continuous stirring for 5minutes to prevent sticking and burning at the bottom.
  • Next add the chopped remaining jackfruit pieces and boil for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the ghee roasted dry fruits and serve hot.




Continuous stirring is very important to avoid sticking of the payasa at the bottom.
Add jackfruit pieces at the end of boiling payasam, this ensures they do not become too soft.
If you want the vegan version of the payasa, add plain dry fruits without roasting in ghee.
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