Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Palada Payasam

Ada is one of my favourite ingredients to make payasam. Ada is prepared from scratch by making a paste of rice flour, smearing on banana leaf and then steaming. I am not doing it this time, just using store bought ada. There are two variations of this payasam - Palada Payasam (Made with Sugar and Milk) and Ada Pradaman (Made with Jaggery and Coconut Milk)

Today I present to you the recipe of Palada Payasam.

This year as Onam is on 29th (a wednesday), I decided to make just payasam and a simple lunch today and then a feast on the weekend.. Stay tuned for the Onam Sadya!!

Ingredients (Makes 3 cups)

Dried Ada About 1 cup
Milk 2 cups
Condensed Milk 1/2 cup
Cardamom 1/2 tsp
Saffron a few strands

Method of Preparation

1. First step is to cook the ada. Boil water (about 3-4 cups) and add the ada to boiling water. Cook till it is soft and you are able to cut with a spoon. Keep stirring as the ada will stick to the bottom. It took me about 10 minutes. Drain. Wash in cold water and keep ready.

2. In the meanwhile, in a thick bottomed pan heat milk. Bring it to a boil. Ideally, you should boil till it reduced to half and then add sugar. I am not that patient. So I just used some condensed milk to give it a nice thickness and colour.

3. Add the condensed milk and saffron. Let it simmer for a few more minutes.

4. Add cooked ada and cardamom powder. Stir and simmer for a few minutes.

Palada is ready to be served.

Wishing all the readers of my blog a Very Happy Onam.

Linking this to Show me your hits - Rice - Event by Sangee, hosted by Vardhini
Linking this to Onam Special @ Sharan's Samayalarai


  1. Happy Onam To u n ur Family!! love any kind of Paysam that too with palada is my fav...looks too delicious...loved that pretty jewelry set :)

  2. Happy Onam to u all,delicious looking payasam and the palakka malai is so cute...

  3. very delicious sweet... i love it very much... ll do this weekend...

  4. Happy Onam to you & family, payasa looks delicious!

  5. Happy Onam!! Payasam looks delicious and rich.

  6. Sooper yummy payassam dear....

  7. Yummy payasam and nice presentation. Thx for linking.

  8. Yummy & delicious Payasam.. Loved ur Palakka mala :), I got carried with this and got this mala last week...

    Thanks for linking this to my event... Please do add the event-logo.. Expecting more recipes from you :)

    Inviting you to join my on-going events :-

    Onam Sadhya Grand Feast

    Vinayagar Chathurthi Event

    Sharans Samayalarai

  9. I have emailed you the logo dear :)