Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ada pradhaman (Serves 12)

Ada pradhaman

Another “sweet” treat from us and one of my favorite among payasams.. Be it a festive occasion or special day, this used to be a regular in our house when it comes to Payasam. This payasam is best when consumed along with “cheru pazham” and “pappadam” and I have a lot of nostalgic memories associated with the same. We hope you all will enjoy making this dessert as much as we did…

Rice ada 200g
Jaggery 500g
Coconut milk 2 cups each of 1st, 2nd milk and 1 cup of 3rd milk from 3 whole coconuts. Grate the coconut and extract the thin and thick milk.
Ghee 4 TBSP
Chowari (sabudana) 2 tsp
Cardamom 2-3 nos
Cashews, raisin and coconut slices to fry in Ghee
Water 400 mL

Preparation

In a wide mouth pan, boil 400 mL water. Once boiling, add the ada and cook until softened and cooked completely. ENSURE ADA IS COOKED WELL AS IT WILL NOT GET COOKED IN THE JAGGERY MIX. Rinse ada well in cold water, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, cook the chowari/sabudana in a cup of water until its transparent, keep aside. Dissolve jaggery in ½ to ¾ cup water and strain through a muslin cloth to remove any mud particles.

Fry the cashews, raisins and coconut slices in little ghee and set aside.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and add strained jaggery and allow to boil. Once boiling add the cooked, rinsed ada along with cooked chowari and stir continuously in low flame until the ada-jaggery mixture starts to clump together (like a varatti form). Now add the third coconut milk and simmer until thickened. Subsequently add the second coconut milk, bring to a boil and at the end add first coconut milk and let the payasam heat through. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. Switch off flame, add the cardamom and fried cashews, raisins and coconut slices. Enjoy!!!

Notes: If you want, before cooking ada, you may run that through a blender to get smaller pieces.

Ada pradhaman

45 comments :

  1. kandittu kothi sahikkunnilla..oru spoon kondu koriyedukkkkan thonnunnu...

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  2. Stunning pictures.....I recently had a failed attempt with this payasam....:(

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  3. Drolling over the click it looks delicious but what is rice ada can I use normal basmati rice???

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  4. oh this such a lovely payasam, i rememberer having them but dear the presentation is pretty cool...:) did i tell you last week, mum made avial and i used coconut shell for food styling...these nature stuffs are just brilliant :)

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  5. Such a inviting and stunning clicks, yummmmm!!delectable payasam..

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  6. Hi Nayna..pre-made rice ada are available in Kerala stores. You can make it fresh but its really tricky and needs a lot of practice. I shall send you a link soon on its availability online...

    Rgds, Suji

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  7. Looks absolutely divine and mouthwatering,gorgeous click.

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  8. Stunning presentation..loved the recipe n the picture both :)

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  9. Gorgeous clicks ! Is this a traditional dish from Kerela ? I have never had this .... but the pictures are motivating me to take the plunge.

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  10. wow..ada prathaman looks very very tempting...evide vare athinde manam vanna poole thonnunnu..very nice..superb presentation too..

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  11. The pictures just blew me away...what a heavenly dessert and love the way it is overflowing from the shell...makes it even more droolworthy :)

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  12. mouthwatering here, very tempting payasam....nice click...

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  13. Stunning pictures..kandittu kothi sahikunilla,adipoli.

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  14. Simply elegant presentation dear! ;)

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  15. I love this, OMG! i want to have it so badly!

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  16. lovely variation of making sweet rice tempting after seeing the clicks

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  17. Entammo... kothi karanam evide erikaan vayya... kidilam payasam and athilum kidilam presentation!

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  18. Omg,wat a click!!! u r rocking dear! luks really tempting...

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  19. Enikku vayya, payasam eshtamillathavare polum kothippikumallo :) Entha payasathinte color! Adipoli presentation, Shyama..

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  20. ente fav annu...adipoli click! yummy payasam!

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  21. wow...
    lovely clicks dear...
    ada pradhamam looks yummy.....

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  22. lovely dish and picture. I have tasted this payasam only once in a friends place in cochin, absolutely loved it.

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  23. wow adipoli superb pic dear kandittu innu tanne undakkan tonnunu

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  24. Super aayitundu!!!njan eppo vallpozhume ullu..athanu comment onnum cheyyathe

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  25. I am coming over right now for that payasam..save some for me :)

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  26. This looks absolutely irresistible..Delicious payasam...

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  27. All I can do at this is drool and even that is satisfying. Gorgeous!

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  28. Lovely ada pradhaman. Nice presentation. My favorite.

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  29. its very nice post dear....

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  31. Wow, beautifully captured and such a visual treat to the eyes. Wish I could have a sip.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  32. Awesome presentation..kothi sahikkan pattunnilla kto..

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  33. fabulous looking dish...sounds great with your special touch..
    Tasty appetite

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  34. I love this a lot! Lovely presentation!

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  35. daivame...enikku aarthi moothu branthu pidikkumenna thonnunne...kothi sahikkan pattunnilla...We don't get the rice ada in Indian stores..so I got to make it from scratch.

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  36. Awesome pic as ever..Reminds me of my mom's ada pradhaman...

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  37. i have not tasted ada with jaggery in it...droolworthy pictures...

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