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Paal Ada Pradhaman

Palada Pradhaman is a native Kerala dessert. The traditional dish is made specially during Kerala festival of Onam. Ada is an ingredient made of rice which gives the dessert its unqiue flavor.
  Rice flour 250 Gram
  Milk 2 Liter
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Butter 1 1⁄8 Tablespoon (1 1/2 Dessertspoon)
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cashewnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), fried in ghee / butter
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), fried in ghee / butter

1. Add the rice flour to 2 cups milk and mix well to make a soft batter.
2. Pour spoonfuls of the batter on to 6" square banana leaves and swirl to spread evenly.
3. Roll up the leaves and drop them into boiling water.
4. Cook for 10 minutes and remove from the water.
5. Cool and unroll the leaves. Drop the 'ada' (steamed pancakes) into a large vessel.
6. Chop the ada into small pieces.
7. Heat butter in a large heavy-bottomed vessel and lightly saute the ada in it.
8. Mix the milk, water and sugar together. Add gradually to the sauted ada and cook well, stirring all the time till it thickens.
9. Add the powdered cardamom, cashewnuts and raisins. Stir well.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
I love almost all type of Payasam but Pal ada Pradhaman, rules my taste buds. The richness it gets from the ghee and the dry fruits makes if different. I had first eaten it when I had visited a friend's place for the Onam. Now, every year I make it a point to visit my friends house for the awesome dessert.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2251 Calories from Fat 432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.1%

Saturated Fat 24.8 g124.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 118.1 mg39.4%

Sodium 405.6 mg16.9%

Total Carbohydrates 427 g142.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g19%

Sugars 316.9 g

Protein 44 g87.3%

Vitamin A 24.6% Vitamin C 1.4%

Calcium 116.9% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous 's picture
How much saffron should one add to payasam in order to get a pale yellow color?
The.Hungry.Soul's picture
Can I make this with jaggary?
Anonymous's picture
what is the consistency supposed to be like? Like halwa?
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
Had never heard of this dessert..Quite informative
chockyfoodie's picture
This is a very royal treat.
umaima's picture
My sweet buds have already started to tickle..........
Anonymous's picture
Payasams i think are the best part about most festivals :)
Paal Ada Pradhaman Recipe