Palada Pradhaman – Onam Special Recipe from Kerala

Palada Pradhaman - Onam Special Recipe from Kerala
Palada Pradhaman – Onam Special

I absolutely love Palada Pradhaman, probably even more than the traditional favourite Ada Pradhaman. This time around I made Palada Pradhaman from scratch, even making the Ada at home. I am glad I did this because it turned out to be a rewarding experience. Homemade Ada added a certain “je ne sais quois” to this unique kheer which uses steamed rice flakes.

I think this lovely, lovely dish is the perfect way to celebrate Onam which falls on this weekend.

Try more delicious dishes from this post Collection of Onam Sadya Recipes.

Serves: 4

Time: 45-60 Minutes

Ingredients

  1. Ada – ½ Cup
  2. Milk – ¾ Litre
  3. Sugar – ? to ¾ Cup
  4. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  5. Green Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp

Method to Make Palada Pradhaman

  1. If you are using homemade ada, soak it in hot water till you are ready to use it.
  2. If you are using store-bought ada:
    1. Boil it in 2 cups of water till it is cooked.
    2. Drain the hot water.
    3. Wash in cold water.
    4. Soak in warm water till you are ready to use it.
    5. Set aside.
  3. In a heavy bottomed vessel, over low flame, melt the ghee.
  4. Add the sugar to it.
  5. Stir till the sugar is melted.
  6. Drain the ada.
  7. Add the ada to the sugar+ghee.
  8. Mix well till the ada is coated with the melted sugar.
  9. Add the milk and mix well.
  10. Over low flame, boil the milk till it reduces a bit and gets a nice pink colour.
  11. Turn off the heat.
  12. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled; Palada Pradhaman is delicious in all ways! 🙂

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