Palada pradhaman is a sweet dish made of flakes of cooked rice, milk, and sugar. A Sadhya means “big feast” in Malayalam is not completed without a dessert. Since “Vishu” (Malayalam New Year day) is nearing I decided to make palada pradhaman. Anyone who visits Guruvayoor temple
wouldn’t miss this dessert. Ready made rice ada is available in all Kerala grocery stores, and it is pretty easy to make this recipe.
Ingredients (Recipe for two)
- Rice ada ½ cup
- Milk 2 ½ cups
- Sugar ½ cup
- Ghee 2 tsp
- Cardamom powder ¼ tsp
- Cashews 1tbsp
- Soak rice ada in boiling hot water for 10 minutes and rinse them in cold water.
(Rice ada- available at Kerala Grocery stores)
- In a pressure cooker, add milk, rice ada, sugar, and cardamom powder and cook in medium heat until the cooker releases the first whistle. Turn off the heat and let it remain in the same stove top for 10 -15 minutes.
- Remove the lid, milk and ada turns to a light pink color.
- Transfer the mixture to another vessel and cook the mixture in medium heat for another 20 minutes until the consistency becomes thick.
- Once the mixture becomes thick turn off the heat. In another pan, add 2 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews and add to the mixture.
Serve hot or cold.
- You can make Palada prathaman in a traditional way by skipping the cooker method. Instead of making it in a cooker, you can heat milk, sugar, rice ada, cardamom and cook until the consistency becomes thick. This will take minimum 1 hr to 1 ½ hrs, and follow rest of the seasoning process as above.
- Preparing pradhaman by cooker method saves time and the results are the same. The cooker method helps to cook the rice ada fast.
Ellavarkum ente Vishu Ashamsakal - Wishing everyone a very happy New Year:)
Simple sadya (pappadam, manga achaar, puli inji, avial, pachadi, cabbage thoran, vazhakka thoran, rice, kerala sambhar, palada pradhaman)
Labels: Palada Pradhaman, Pradhaman, Rice ada, Rice flakes, sadhya, vishu, Vishu sadya, vishukani