Monday, May 24, 2010

Palada Pradhaman : Award and Kheer

Palada pradhaman is very popular dessert in Kerala and is made on occasions like Vishu and Onam, marriage feasts etc. Earlier it was very difficult to make this pradhaman and it took hours to prepare the rice ada (looks similar to flakes) used in this recipe.Grounded rice paste was spread in plantain leaves rolled and submerged into boiling water to make the rice flakes. Now it easily available in grocery stores in dehydrated form. My family enjoys this creamy pradhaman. It needs a bit patience as we have to wait for the milk to condense. Here i am using condense milk to make it a bit more easy.
It is also happy moment for me. This new blog of mine has received lots of love and support from my fellow bloggers. This post is also to thank Yummy team for sharing with me an award. My first award!!!.
Thank you Yummy team and also all my friends.

Ingredients
Palada - 100 grams
Milk- 3 cups
Condensed milk- 1 ( 14 ounce container) 
water- 1 cup
Cardamon pwder- 1/2 tsp
sugar- 2 tsp (if needed)
Cashew nuts and raisins for garnish.
ghee- 1 tsp



Wash palada and soak it in water for about half an hour.
Place a heavy bottom vessel and add in one cup of water and allow it to boil. Add milk into this and allow it boil and reduce a bit .
Now add the palada and cook it. Stir occasionally as there is a tendency for milk and ada to stick to the bottom. Allow the milk to get reduced and creamy and the ada to become soft. Add condensed milk and if necessary the sugar.
( If you do not wish to add condensed milk, you can make it with milk. You 6 cups of milk and 1/2- 3/4 cup of sugar)
Finally add cardamon powder and switch off the flame. Allow to cool a bit. Heat ghee and roast the cashew nuts and raisins and garnish on top (optional).
Palada will have a slight pink color.


Try this...

Now the award...


Yummy O Yummy has tagged me with an award which I thankfully accept.
As per the rule of this award I has posting my favorite picture. This was taken when we recently visited Kovalam Beach ( Kerala). This photo was taken by my Hubby and we have wonderful memories associated with this picture.

 I would love to share this with friends Pranis, Sushma, Kairali sisters,Nitha, Treat & Trick, Gita,
Thank you once again Yummy team.

Hope all of you will try and enjoy Palada Pradhaman

38 comments:

  1. Your palada pradhamam looks delicious Suja, i have come across this recipe a few times, i really want to try this one, but i couldn't find this palada.
    Congratulations on your award, the picture in the kovalam beach looks amazing. It's more than a professional quality photograph.

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  2. Love palada pradhaman... planning to make that this week.. :)

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  3. Rice flakes aka palada??? What's this? still couldn't imagine that? May be I have seen, but i don't know... This payasa looks yumm :)

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  4. hey suja, congrats on your award..love that Kovalam Beach pic...its simply awesome...now coming back to the dish......never tried this one before..must say that looks rich and delicious...yummy!

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  5. very nice pic...and lovely kheer....and congrats for ur award

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  6. What a delicious looking kheer and OMG, what an amazing pic, one of the best pics, I have seen. I am sure and hoping that you have a zoomed version of it framed somewhere in your living room :)

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  7. Fabulous pics! Palada pradhaman looks superyummy..Wishing you many more awards..

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  8. Amazing palada pradhaman Suja..super clicks..
    Aa kovalam beachinte pic super suja, kannedukane thonunilla.

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. Nice kheer dear! Nice picture...Enjoyed ur wounderfull recipes.Gr8 colletions.

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  10. Thanks a lot for the award Suja...

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  11. wow that looks terrific. My fav. I made some rice kheer last week and that too had the same colour. I just love this colour of the pal ada soooooo much. yummy. Nice presentation too dear.

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  12. Congrads dear on the award , wonderful picture.Really good one.

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  14. congrats on the award...tried your pavakka curry...very lovely...following you!

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  15. This is my favourite Payasam.nicely presented!

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  16. sweet dish looks yum and very beautifully presented...and congrats on your awards suja,hope lots more come your way and thanks so much for tagging me as well...

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  17. Wat a delicious palada pradhaman Suja..looks fabulous..

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  18. Looks so creamy and delicious, thanks for sharing the award with me, beautiful pic dear...

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  19. Palada pradaman looks perfect dear, name itself makes mouthwatering dear.

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  20. Congratulations dear suja....
    Kheer looks rich,creamy,inviting n tempting.....
    Like it....
    Added u to my blog roll n will visit u often
    Drop in sometime .....

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  21. Congrats on the award and the dish looks very delicious.

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  22. Congrats Suja!

    Dessert looks yum. Is Palada the English name? Which section should I look in when I am searching for Palada in a grocery store?

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  23. Congrats dear. Love palada pradhaman, simply droolworthy dessert.

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  24. congrats on ur awards ..and the picture-(kovalam beach) is superb.the palada pradaman looks so rich and creamy our family favourite payasam.super da.
    Thanks for sharing the awards with me dear

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  25. Congrats Suja! The kheer looks so rich, creamy and delicious!

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  26. Thanks dear friends for your love and sweet words
    and happy that you like the pic.
    @rach sorry dear that I got you confused. I felt it looked something like hard rice flakes :)
    Meena thanks for stopping by and also the feedback. I feel so happy that you tried and liked the pavakka curry.

    Thanks all..do visit again.
    Love
    Suja

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  27. Thanks dear Rachana for your sweet comment and encouraging words.

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  28. I too love this dessert, my mil makes this very often...yours looks very tempting and yum dear :) Congrats on your awards, this picture is so beautiful :)

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  29. the sweet looks awesome , what is palada?

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  30. I love this very much but do not know to prepare this dessert .Thanks for sharing .Bookmarked

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  31. Wonderful presentation and my favourite. Do visit my space whenever time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thanks all for stopping by and for sweet comments.
    do visit again.

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  33. I am a first time ada pradhaman maker. I made this today using double horse palada and came out really good. I did not add extra sugar but the condensed milk itself made the dish very sweet (lil too much for me). Next time I would probably reduce condensed milk quantity to 3/4th and add more milk. Thanks for the wondeful recipe!!

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  34. Thanks Anita for the feed back,so happy you like it..if you feel that it is a bit sweet try adding more milk and 1/2 cup of sugar instead of condensed milk. Thanks once again for trying.
    Hope you will find more interesting recipes here,please visit again :)

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  35. how many people can be served if i use 100 gram adda?

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    1. Hi Rajesh,thanks for stopping by,you can serve 5-6 depending on the size of servings.
      If you go with cup measurement 100 grams will be approximately 1/2 cup.
      Thanks once again,have a nice day!

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