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Thursday, August 27, 2015


Palada -payasam
Palada | rice ada is the main ingredient of this payasam. Traditionally made in Kerala for Onam sadhya, I have posted ada pradaman recipe using jaggery and coconut milk last year. Two days back when i was cleaning my freezer, i found half packet of rice ada which i got last year. That night one of my friend visited us for dinner with her family. So i made this palada pradaman for her. We all enjoyed it. Since it is night i didn't click the pictures. So i thought i will make this again and post. Actually planned to post yesterday but couldn't make it as i was down with fever and cold. Today i made the palada payasam again and clicked too. Wish all my readers a very Happy Onam.

Palada payasam

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Palada | readymade rice ada      1/4 cup
     Milk      2 cups
     Water     1 cup
     Cardamom powder   a pinch
     Condensed  milk    4 tblsp
     Cashew nuts    4
     Ghee     2 tsp

palada- payasam
  • In a pressure cooker add 1 tsp of ghee. Add the ada and saute for a minute in a low flame.
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  • Add 1 cup of water to this and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Be careful as it will burn if the water gets evaporated.
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  • Add the milk to this and mix well. 
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  • Cover the cooker. After 1 whistle , keep the flame very low for 15 minutes. 
  • Switch off the flame. 
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  • Add condensed milk to this and mix well. If adding sugar add 3-4 tblsp of sugar.
  • Fry the cashew nuts in 1 tsp of ghee and add it to the payasam. Add the cardamom powder too.
palada -payasam
  • Payasam is ready to serve. The payasam tends to thick when it is cool, os do not worry if it is slightly thin.
palada- payasam
  1. You can do it on stove top too. In that case cook the ada seperately drain the water and add it to the milk and cook till the milk reduces.
  2. Sugar can be added instead of condensed milk.
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  1. Photo and recipe beautiful.

  2. I bought a box of Palada from Bangalore and loved the payasam. yours look wonderful too. Happy Onam

  3. Love Palada...yours looks very delicious


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