Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Palada Pradhaman the name says it all, its similar how you make the Ada Pradhaman. The difference is you make that with the jaggery and here we use the milk instead, its similar to how you make a simple semiya payasam. Its one of a very famous dessert served in most temples in Kerala and even served at weddings. The taste is really incredible that we have it at home with the Boli( a kerala dessert). The making is very simple as its not as lengthy as how you made the Ada Pradhaman. I really love the one which i tasted in "Padmanaba Swamy"  temple at Trivandrum. Omg! its just awesome,if anyone visiting that temple, do not forget to get that prasadam from the temple.

As I really wanted it simple and fast, I used the ready made ada which is store brought, but I used the small ones for making Palada Pradhaman remember it makes difference.The traditional method involves in two ways either by making it in uruli( a broad thick vessel) or in a pressure cooker. The one I made is the pressure cooker method. Which is easy and time consuming as well. Just one thing to make sure is if you are using the store brought ada always remember to wash and soak in hot water for about 10 minutes before you are getting into action :)


  • Ready made Rice Ada- 1 Cup
  • Milk- 5 Cups
  • Sugar- 2 Cups
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 Tspn
  • Ghee- 2 Tspn
  • Condensed Milk/Milk Maid- 3 Tspn
  • Cashews- few(optional)
  • Raisins- Few(optional)


  • Wash and soak the ada hot water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cook the ada in water of 2 cups and cook until it becomes soft.Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add the ghee,when it melts add the sugar and keep until its melted completely.
  • Add the milk and the cooked ada and cook for 1 whistle.
  • Open the lid and cook uncovered for another 20-30 minutes until it becomes thick.
  • Add the condensed milk/milk maid and cardamom powder to it and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Fry the cashews and raisins separately in ghee and add it to the payasam.

"Usually in the traditional method, cashews and raisins are not used, so adding that is complete optional.

Adding condensed milk will give a good taste however its optional too.

Adjust the sugar as per your requirement, you can add the extra sugar at any point."



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