Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Paalada pradhaman

A pradhaman (type of paayasam) made with paalada (ada is a piece/pieces of a dry rice cake). The ada is first broken into small pieces and fried in ghee, in an uruli (bell metal cookware) to a golden colour. Then it is cooked in cow’s milk.

When the milk has reduced to one-third of its original volume, the ada will be done. Now, mix in sugar to taste and garnish with roasted cardamom, cashew nuts and raisins.

The process of making the ada soft and tasty by cooking slowly in lots of milk and finally sweetening, makes this dish a delicious one.

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