Kujje Payasa (Jackfruit Dessert)

50 mins (prep 10, cooking 40)
4 ingredients
4 servings
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.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-60-mins , fruit , easy , coconut , indian , nuts , time-to-make , asian , dessert ,
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Serving Size (62.26 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 53.87 Calories from Fat 3.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.36g 2.23%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 2.21%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.13mg 0.19%
Total Carbohydrate 13.18g 17.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 13.61%
Sugars 10.82 g %
Protein 0.98g 7.8%
Vitamin A 62.37IU% Vitamin C 7.77mg%
Calcium 13.61mg% Iron 0.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
light coconut milk, dark brown sugar, ground cardamom