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Ada Pradhaman ( Kerala dish)

Posted in : Sweet/Dessert on by : Simmi Iyer

Ada Pradhaman is a popular Kerala sweet / dessert made during Onam festival. It is a rich and traditional Kerala style payasam without which the Onam Sadya is incomplete. It is considered to be the king of desserts in Kerala and is a common dish in almost all the major festivals that happen in God’s own country.

Ingredients for Ada Pradhaman

  • 1/2 cup Raw Rice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Coconut
  • 250 gms Jaggery powdered
  • Plantain Leaves as needed
  • 2 tblsp Cashew Nuts
  • 2 tblsp Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Ghee as required

How to make Ada Pradhaman

  • Soak the rice for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Drain well and spread it to dry on a white cloth for an hour or two.
  • Once all moisture has gone, grind to a fine powder and sieve well.
  • Heat 1 tsp of ghee and add to the powder.
  • Add 1 tsp of sugar and enough warm water.
  • Mix well to a chapati dough consistency.
  • Cut the plantain leaves into small-medium squares.
  • Hold them over low flame to make them flexible.
  • Heat a large pan of water and bring to a boil.
  • Make small balls of the dough and place them on the plaintain leaves.
  • Spread them using the back of a spoon or your palm.
  • Drop this into the boiling water.
  • Once cooked, the ada will start to float.
  • Alternatively you can steam cook the ada. Remove, strain and scrape out the adas . Wash them in plenty of water to remove the stickiness and chop them finely.
  • Grate the coconut and extract 1 cup of thin milk (second miland 1 cup of thick milk (first milk).
  • Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the cooked ada and fry well.
  • Add the thin milk, jaggery and sugar.
  • Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Now add the thick milk and simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring thoroughly.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Fry the cashew nuts and raisins in little ghee and add to the pan.
  • Serve at room temperature.
Ada Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Style Rice Ada Pudding With Jaggery & Coconut Milk

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