Palada Pradhaman Recipe | Palada Payasam Recipe

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Palada Pradhaman Recipe
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This palada pradhaman recipe is a traditional kerala delicacy, usually made during Onam, Vishu and other festive occasions. It calls only for basic and minimal ingredients like ada, milk, sugar which is very simple to prepare. I have heard from my malayali friends, that the original recipe is a laborious process, that ada is made from scratch, sugar is caramelized to attain the cream colour and milk is reduced to half quantity. Everything is done in simmer which takes hours and no cashews or raisins are used. I have already shared ada pradhaman which is prepared with jaggery, ada and coconut bits. Do try this palada payasam recipe for vishu which falls on 14 April 2017.

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Palada Payasam Recipe

Palada Pradhaman Recipe | Palada Payasam Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: KeralaSouth Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert / Payasam recipes
Preparation Time : 40 Mins | Serves : 5 to 6

  • Rice Ada – 1 Cup
  • Milk – 6 Cups
  • Sugar – 1 Cup
  • Whole Cardamoms – 5 
  • Cashew – 10
  • Raisins – 10
  • Ghee – 2 tsp

1. First get ready with the ingredients. Add the ada to a large bowl.
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2. Rinse the ada well and drain the water.  Pour 2 cups of hot water over the ada. Close it with a lid for 15 minutes. Now the ada would have increased in size.
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3. Drain the water and rinse it well in running water for 2 times. This step helps to avoid ada sticking to each other. Keep the ada aside. In a pan add 2 tsp of ghee and roast the cashews and raisins till golden brown.
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4. Pour boiled milk in a heavy bottomed pan and add the ada. Keep stirring in medium flame till the milk reduces to half the quantity and turns to cream colour. The ada would have cooked now.
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5. Now add sugar and mix well till it dissolves well. Continue stirring for 2 to 3 minutes, else it gets burnt at the bottom. Then add crushed cardamom pods, cashews and raisins. Switch off flame, when the payasam is in semi runny consistency itself as it thickens with time.
Palada Payasam Recipe Steps5Delicious palada payasam is ready. Serve it warm.


Palada Pradhaman Recipe 1

Palada Pradhaman Recipe


1. Adjust sugar level as per sweetness preferred for this palada pradhaman recipe.
2. For more richness and creaminess 1/4 cup of condensed milk can be used. But reduce the sugar level.
3. Soaking the ada in hot water helps in easy cooking.
4. Also step 3, rinsing the ada in running water is very important as it avoids the ada sticking to each other.
5. Always use a heavy bottomed vessel or non stick pan to avoid the ada sticking to the bottom of the pan .
6. If the ada is larger in size, just break a little for quick cooking.
7. Traditionally no cashews or raisins are used to prepare this palada payasam recipe.
8. This payasam thickens with time, dilute it with warm milk and little sugar before serving.
9. A pinch of salt can be added, which enhances the sweet of this payasam.
10. Always stir the payasam at regular intervals to avoid burning at the bottom.
11. If you have homemade ada, no pre- preparation work is needed, just use it directly.
12. Cardamom pods can be replaced with 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder.

Palada Payasam Recipe

Palada Payasam Recipe

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Comments (6)

  1. posted by Swapna Rakesh on April 12, 2017

    Mouth watering Recipe and superb clicks

  2. posted by traditionallymodernfood on April 12, 2017

    my fav payasam. my aunt s from kerala she makes it often.. yours looks yum

  3. posted by sharmili kannan on April 12, 2017

    Beautifully presented.

  4. posted by Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen on April 12, 2017

    This payasam looks so delicious. Are Rice Ada and flattened rice are the same?

    • posted by Priya Santhamohan on April 12, 2017

      No, Anu both are different.

  5. posted by Gayathri on April 12, 2017

    Yummy & delicious Payasam.nice clicks.


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