Sunday, January 1, 2012

Palada Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Palada Payasam

Palada Pradhaman Payasam
Palada Pradhaman - The payasam name reminds of the college days when we used to drink bottles of this palada pradhaman from our mallu friends. They used to bring ada pradhaman / palada pradhaman even before onam for our sake. Now that I know how to make ada padhaman, I can enjoy it anytime of the year...Do try our this easy pradhaman for Onam.

I wanted to start new year with a sweeter note so this payasam post - again thanks to the drafts.You can check the traditional ada pradhaman payasam too.

Hope all are enjoying the new year. Our apt new year party yesterday went great that the memories are still in my mind :) I took my camera but was so involved that I didnt click pics ;) It was soo good to watch the kids play, dance and fill the stage with life. As a additional surprise I was called in as a judge for jodi porutham and I totally enjoyed judging the show. The party ended with a final touch of fireworks and cake cutting at midnight.
Palada Pradhaman Payasam
I made the palada payasam almost the same way how we make semiya payasam and it turned out creamy and yummy. This version is quick and rich to be made instantly even at the last minute. This time I used the left over readymade ada for the payasam, you can make homemade ada too.

Palada Pradhaman Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Rice Ada - 1/4 cup
Milk - 2 cups (1/2 liter)
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch (optional)
Cashews - 5 whole chopped


  1. Measure ada rinse it well.Drain water completely and set aside.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step1
  2. Add milk in a pan, allow it to boil.Keep stirring in medium flame until it thickens and becomes almost half of the quantity.Now add the ada.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step2
  3. Cook until the ada becomes soft - Keep in low flame for 3-5mins stirring often to avoid burning at the bottom.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step3
  4. You can see the ada has cooked.Now add sugar and keep stirring.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step4
  5. Keep in low flame for 3-5mins and switch off in semi runny consistency as it thickens after sometime.Add caradamom powder and switch off. Heat ghee in a tadka pan, add chopped cashews and raisins - fry until golden brown.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step5
  6. Garnish with cashews and serve hot or cold.Set aside.
    How to make palada pradhaman - Step6
Serve hot / cold as per your preference.
Kerala Ada Pradhaman Recipe

My Notes:

  • The quantity of milk can be adjusted too, you can add more milk too, add in condensed milk to make it even more richer version.
  • This payasam tends to thicken with time, add milk at the time of serving.
  • If you feel the paysam to be thick, just add in little milk while serving
  • You can serve it warm or cold - I luv it cold :)
Kerala Palada Pradhaman Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Looks so yummy.Wishing you new year that is as sweet as this payasam.
    Happy New Year

  2. Happy new year Sharmi. Payasam looks yummy.

  3. Yummy looking recipe for me to try :)
    Wishing you a very Happy new year!!

  4. Hi Shamri, wish you a very very Happy New Year! The pal ada pradhaman looks so yum!!

  5. Payasam looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Wishing you a very Happy and prosperous 2012.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Traditional sweets hold a special place in my kitchen and I love this. Lovely presentation Sharmi :)

  7. Hi Sharmi.. Happy new year.. very yummy perfect treat..

  8. happy new year!!payasam looks really delicious!!

  9. Payasam luks so yumm..One of my favs...Happy new year 2012

  10. trekking your yummy blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


  11. wow looks yummy & delicious ..... Also A Very Happy new year .......

  12. mmmm.... mind blowing dessert dish for celebration. Yummmmmy. Happy new year to you too.

  13. very delicious payasam,nice start for d new year

  14. Perfect dessert for New too have palada pradaman in my drafts

  15. A delicious start to the new year...Looks very yum!
    Happy New Year to you and your family

  16. hi sharmi....looks nice....

  17. Looks delish ....gud way to start the year

  18. Happy New Year Sharmi...
    Yummy looking payasam and keep rocking dear!!

  19. I am happy that you are making ada pradaman frequently! yummy looking payasam :)

  20. Happy New year Sharmi.. the pradhaman looks pramadham... great start with the sweet. Hey congrats on ur new blog..keep going.

  21. Happy new year Sharmi. Payasam looks very yummy.

  22. Payasam looks delicious and mouthwatering...

  23. Happy new year wishes to u and ur family..Super rich looking palada pradhaman..

  24. Happy New Year Wishes Sharmi...Payasam looks so rich and delicious...will try this for sure...beautiful clicks !!

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  25. Happy New Year to you and your family...wonderful payasam and my fav..

  26. Love rice dishes...this looks so smooth and delectable.

  27. Ada Pradhaman with home made ada.. I love this recipe.. Looks very yummy.. Happy New Year to you Sharmi...

  28. Lovely recipe..wonderful start for new year..Happy new year wishes to u and ur family..:)

  29. Subtle and delicious.. WIsh u a very happy new year Sharmilee n to ur family

  30. looks so pretty, never made ada before. nice recipe


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