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Parippu pradhaman recipe

Parippu pradhaman recipe a creamy and delicious kerala style payasam made during special occasions like onam,vishu etc.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
AuthorSharmilee J



  • In a pressure cooker heat a tbsp of ghee - first add cashews fry till golden brown, set aside.Then add coconut pieces and fry till golden brown,set aside.Now add moong dal and roast for few mins until fragrant, do not let it brown.
  • Add water and pressure cook for 2 whistles in low medium flame.Switch off.
  • Let the pressure release by itself, now open and mash it up well with a laddle.Now place it in flame and add jaggery syrup, mix well.
  • Extract coconut milk.First add thin coconut milk and let it boil and cook for 5mins in low flame.
  • Cook until the payasam is slightly thick.Now add thick coconut milk.mix well.
  • Add jeera powder,dry ginger powder and cardamom powder, roasted cashews and coconut pieces, mix it and switch off.


  • Do not cook in high flame after first coconut milk is added.Also do not boil and cook for more time after thick coconut milk is added, just mix and switch off.
  • You can also fry raisins in ghee and add it.
  • The payasam gets thicker with time so switch off accordingly.If the payasam is thick while serving, add little hot milk or hot water to thin it.
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