First, soak ada in water for 30 minutes. Extract thick and thin coconut milk. Take Jaggery and water in a pan and melt it, strain it through a filter and keep by side. Meanwhile, fry cashews and coconut bits with a tsp of ghee till golden brown.
Roll boil water in a pan, add the ada, and cook till it is soft and but not mushy (half cooked). Drain the water, and rinse it in cold water for 2 to 3 times. This step is to prevent the ada from sticking.
Pour the melted jaggery in a pan, and add the cooked ada. Now cook the ada in low flame.
The ada thickens and now pour thin coconut milk and cook in low flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
Pour thick coconut milk and add fried cashews, cardamom powder, coconut bits, ghee and mix well. Don't boil after adding thick coconut milk or else there is a chance to get curdled. Just give a quick stir and switch off the flame.Ada Pradhaman is ready.