I thought of posting onam recipe on this auspicious day. So , I choose to post a sweet dish.
Everyone know that onam sadhya consists of many varities of pradhaman / payasam. Of all the pradhamans - paladapradaman is unique and a common dish in sadhya.
I made this paladapradhaman with homemade ada. I followed the recipe which I saw in a Malayalam channel long before I started blogging.
I had never tasted it before , but was eager to make this pradhaman. It is not possible till yesterday, yesterday , I made fresh ada and made this paladapradhaman.
I will share the preparation of ada soon , though there are many recipes to prepare ada in the blogosphere , I want to post my preparation of ada as it will be in my memory……..
The pradhaman was so delicious and flavorful. Little angel Akshara liked it too…….
Homemade Ada - ½ cup
Full fat milk - 2 cups
Water - 1¼ cup
Condensed milk - ½ tin / 200 gms / 4 tbs
Sugar - 2 tbsp optional
Cashew - 5 -6 nos
Crushed cardamom - 1
Ghee - ½ tbsp.
In a pressure cooker , add together milk , water and condensed milk , mix well.
To this add the homemade ada and mix well.
When the contents boil , close the lid and cook for two whistles . Take off from flame and let the pressure drops.
Check whether ada is cooked , add the sugar if needs extra sweetness.
Heat ghee in a pan and fry the split cashews till golden brown, add this to the payasam along with crushed cardamom.
Serve hot, warm or chilled.
Chef’s suggestion :
If you want to substitute condensed milk with sugar, add ¾ cup of sugar. Sugar must be added after the ada are cooked well.