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August 29, 2015

Palada Payasam Recipe - Palada Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Onam Sadya Recipes

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Kerala palada payasam / Palada pradhaman recipe without condensed milk
Palada payasam is a creamy, rich Kerala dessert recipe that is made specially during festivals like Onam, Vishu. It is made with milk, sugar and ada (rice chips) Some people add condensed milk by reducing the quantity of sugar.But the authentic version is made by boiling and cooking ada in milk in a thick wide pan called Uruli in Malayalam.Here I used store bought ada.I cooked the ada using pressure cooker and added in thickened, sweetened milk.It was very creamy and its become my favorite payasam now.Iam happy that I have tried Kerala's most popular Ada pradhaman and palada payasam for this year's onam sadya.Lets see how to make Kerala style palada payasam with step by step photo.

Palada payasam Recipe

Palada pradhaman Recipe Palada payasam using store bought ada
Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 40 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Store bought ada- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 1/3 - 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 1 liter
  • Cardamom - 3 nos ( crushed)
  • Cashews & raisins - few
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Salt -a pinch
  • Soak the ada in hot water for 30 minutes & pressure cook it in medium flame for 1 whistle adding water twice the quantity of ada. Don’t worry even if ada turns slightly mushy because if you put them in milk ,it will separate.Remove the ada and set aside.
Ada Pradhaman Recipe
Palada Pradhaman Recipe
  • Boil the milk in a pan and keep stirring to avoid burnt bottom.Boil the milk till it reduces to half.Milk turns pale orange in color.Now add the cooked ada and sugar. Mix well and boil for sometime.
  • If you wish u can condensed milk at this stage by reducing sugar. Add cardamom powder and  roasted nuts.

Enjoy !
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • Use full fat milk for rich taste.

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