2tspsCoconut Oil or Ghee or Vegan ButterAdding ghee makes it non-vegan
Preparing Jackfruit Puree
Wash the jackfruit and clean them. Remove the seeds and also the inner inedible layer.
Chop the fruit into small pieces (optional) and pressure cook them by adding ½ cup of water for 4 to 5 whistles.
Let it cool down and grind into smooth puree.
Preparing Coconut Milk
If using stored bought can, shake it well and set aside 1 cup of thick coconut milk.
For the thin milk, dilute ¼ of thick coconut milk with ¾ cup of water. For this recipe, you only need ½ cup of thin milk. (Also you can dilute 2 to 3 tbsps of coconut milk in ½ cup of water)
If preparing fresh, for one half of grated coconut , add 1 cup of luke warm water and grind it. Squeeze out the milk and this is the first and thick coconut milk. Grind again by adding 1 cup of water and extract the milk and this is the second and thin coconut milk. You can add 1 more cup of water and grind again and extract the 3rd milk which will be very thin. For this recipe, you can use ½ cup of third milk and 1 cup of thick first milk.
Grate the jaggery and remove any visible impurities if any.
Chop fresh coconut into small pieces. For this recipe we need about 1 tbsp.
Heat a heavy bottom vessel and add the third coconut milk or the thin milk.
Let it simmer and add the grated jaggery.
Once jaggery melts, add the jackfruit puree and mix well.
Bring it to boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat and add the elaichi powder and dry ginger powder and mix well.
Let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the thick coconut milk now and mix well. Let it simmer for just a minute and turn off the heat.
Now in a separate kadai or tadka pan, heat the Coconut Oil or Ghee or Vegan Butter and add the raisins, cashews and coconut pieces.
Fry them until golden brown and add it to the pradhaman.
That’s it. Yummy chakka pradhaman is ready.
I used ripe jackfruit. If you are using the crunchy semi ripe ones, adjust the jaggery accordingly.
If you are not vegan, along with jaggery condensed milk can be added too for additional richness.
Adjust the dry fruits according to your preference.