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August 29, 2015

Palada Payasam - Kerala Style Palada Pradhaman Recipe In Pressure Cooker

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Palada payasam in pressure cooker

Kerala palada payasam / Palada pradhaman recipe without condensed milk/milk maid using pressure cooker. Palada payasam is a creamy, rich Kerala payasam recipe that is made specially during festivals like Onam, Vishu. It is made with cows milk, sugar and ada (rice chips). 

Some people add condensed milk by reducing the quantity of sugar. But the traditional and authentic version is made by boiling and cooking ada in milk in a thick wide pan called Uruli in Malayalam. Milk gets reduced and becomes pink (pale rose) in color. This makes the payasam looks pink. But here I used store bought ada. I cooked the ada using pressure cooker and added in thickened, sweetened milk. It was very creamy and white not pinkish. It has 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.

Kerala palada payasam

Palada payasam Recipe

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

1 cup - 250ml
  • Store bought ada - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
  • Full fat milk – 1 liter (OR cow's milk)
  • Cardamom - 3 nos ( crushed)
  • Cashews & raisins - few
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Salt -a pinch
  • Wash and 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. Alternately, you can soak the small sized ada in hot water. Quantity of ada doubles after soaking. Wash the soaked ada in cold water and then add to boiling milk. You can skip pressure cooker step. 
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 rose in color. Now add the cooked ada , boil and cook the ada in milk. Lastly add sugar and mix till it dissolves . Boil for sometime till the desired consitency is reached.
  • If you wish you can add condensed milk at this stage by reducing sugar. Add cardamom powder and roasted nuts. Switch off the flame. 

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

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