Palada Pradhaman

Palada Pradhaman
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Palada Pradhaman – traditional style

 
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Serves
3-4
Cuisine
Kerala
 
Palada pradhaman is a traditional dessert, which is usually served after the ‘sadhya’ (a traditional banquet). It comes under the category of payasam. Nowadays, there are many quick and easy methods to prepare this dessert. Here you can try a traditional kerala palada pradhaman.

Ingredients

  • Fine rice flour (നന്നായി പൊടിച്ച അരിപ്പൊടി)- 1 Cup
  • Hot water (ചൂടുവെള്ളം) – as required
  • Milk (പാല്‍) – 1 Litre
  • Sugar (പഞ്ചസാര) – ¾ Cup

Method

  1. To make the ‘ada’, pour hot water (as required) to the rice flour and mix it evenly. Knead it well with your hand till it is soft and smooth.
  2. Spread the dough on a plantain leaf or an aluminium foil as thin as possible.
  3. Steam it for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour milk into a vessel and boil it. Reduce the flame and add sugar to it. Stir it continuously till the milk thickens and becomes almost half of the quantity.
  5. Separate the ada from the plantain leaf / aluminium foil. Cut it into small pieces (½ inch pieces).
  6. Add the ada to the boiling milk, stir it for a few minutes and remove from the flame.
  7. Usually a traditional palada pradhaman will not be garnished. If you want, garnish it with cashew nut and raisins which is fried in ghee (optional).
  8. Serve it hot or cold as desired.

Tips

Instead of cooking ada directly in boiling water (which is a bit difficult for beginners), here I used the method of steaming.

 

       

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Myself, Shaan Geo basically a Software Engineer started my career in IT Industry. I have had a passion for food and cooking from an early age. This habit made me keep an eye out for the new variants of food and the different cuisines where ever I go. According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

12 comments on “Palada Pradhaman

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Thanks for your traditional palada recipe. I don’t like instant ada from stores, but I want to make paalada for my husband’s birthday… difficulty of boiling ada in water worried me a bit. And u suggested the steaming method.. thanks a lot.

Hi,
Thanks for posting this recipe. I prepared for my wife birthday.

Thanks for this recepie Shaan. I tried this Palada Pradhaman when last week after Easter of suddenly my in-laws came from native. I didn’t know what to cook in the evening and I search in net for this recipe. I got it. I did. It came out so well I was appreciated from my in-laws. Thanks and Thanks a lot.

    You are welcome Shanmaria. Thanks a lot for taking time to share your feedback. I am really happy to know that it came out well for you and you got appreciated. Hope you will try other recipes too and see you here often.

Hi Shaan, I tried palada pradhaman and it was really mouth watering, delicious !!!! Thanks for such a simple and yummy payasam recipe. Please put more evening snacks recipes…

    Hi Amida, Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and also for the wonderful feedback. Sure, I will try to include more snacks recipes. Once again thanks for the regular visit.

Hai Shaan, your recipes very helpful can u help me how to make cherupayar payasam.
With regards, Brother Avab.

    Hi Avab, It is pleasure to know that this place is very helpful to you. My next recipe is cherupayar payasam. Its already done, will be posting soon.

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