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Monday, September 9, 2013

Palada Pradhaman Payasam-Kerala Ada Pradhaman-Onam Special Recipes

Ada Pradhaman is traditionally prepared with coconut milk and jaggery. Palada pradhaman is prepared with rice flakes, milk and sugar. Rice ada or rice flakes is used for preparing both the payasams. As Onam is round the corner (16th, Sept 2013), I wanted to share this easy Palada Pradhaman payasam recipe.Today we will learn how to make Palada Payasam following this easy recipe.

Palada Pradhaman

How to make Palada Payasam
Prep time:15 mins
Cook time:40 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients needed

Rice Ada -1/3 cup (I used ready made rice ada)
Milk -3 cups
Sugar -1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 4(optional)
Raisins - 5-6 (optional)
Butter-1/2 tsp


Soak ada in boiling water for 30 minutes.Wash the soaked ada in cold water 2-3 times. This is done to prevent the ada from sticking together. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.


Boil 3 cups of milk until it reduces to 2 1/2 cups. Then add the washed ada and cook stirring in low flame until ada becomes soft.

Add sugar and cook for some more time. The payasam changes to pale cream color. Mix cardamom powder and switch off the flame.

Heat a tsp of ghee, fry cashew nuts and raisins separately. Add it to the payasam. This is optional. You can add if you prefer as it is not added traditionally.

After 10-15 mins, add 1/2 tsp of butter and stir.

Delicious Palada Payasam is ready. Serve hot or chilled.

Do not forget to check out Ada Pradhaman Recipe (prepared with rice ada, jaggery and coconut milk)

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  1. Hi,
    Palada is the one you have mentioned. The other one which you talked about is actually Ada Peathaman. Both are different. Please verify...

  2. What is rice ada padhu. Can u provide its hindi name

  3. Nithya -Both the payasams are prepared with rice ada. For ada pradhaman - coconut milk and jaggery is used .For palada pradhaman - milk and sugar is used. So I wrote it is an easier version.My next post is ada pradhaman using coconut milk and jaggery. I will update it Nithya.

    Bodichitta - I will post the picture of rice ada/flakes in my next post.

    1. Padhu,
      I know as I prepare ada itself at home. We make both from scratch. Thanks alot for the reply. All the best...

  4. What to do if the sweetness is more?

    1. The above measurement has just the right sweetness. If you want you may add more.


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