Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ada Pradhaman | Onam Sadhya Recipes | Onam Wishes

Thiruvonam wishes to all who celebrate the day.

I am not a Keralite but I come from a region that is very much influenced by the state, their cuisine and their culture. So we celebrate Onam, atleast we make sambhar, aviyal, carrot thoran and ada pradhaman for the day. A simple sadya menu is what amma makes. This ada pradhaman is a must for us on ONAM and we drink them like there is no tomorrow. We have it hot when it is fresh from the stove and then we put it in the fridge and have it chilled.

Back home, we get the traditional ada which is usually thick and long. And that what makes this payasam the best and special. The silky smooth custard like payasam with that soft, thick, chewy ada and the ghee fried coconut pieces is unbeatable. Oh, my mouth is watering as I type this. Home sweet home... I am missing all those home cooked authentic delicacies. Again this was cooked by amma for Onam and she sent me a picture. So off to the recipe.

~*What U Need*~
Thick Ada - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Thick Coconut milk - 1 cup
Thin Coconut milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp chopped
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut pieces - 1 tbsp

How I made it:
Heat ghee, fry the cashews and coconut pieces. Add jaggery and 1/4 cup of water and heat till the jaggery is melted. Strain to remove impurities. Return to a saucepan, add the ada and cook till the jaggery starts thickening. Now add ghee followed by the thin coconut milk. Once the ada has cooked, add the thick coconut milk and cook in low heat for 3-5 mins. By this time it will be thick. Keep in mind that the payasam will thicken as it cools down. So simmer to desired consistency. Add cardamom powder, cashews and coconut pieces, mix and switch off.

Serve warm or chilled!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Super tasty Pradhaman,2day am also posting the same recipe...

  2. droolworthy and yummilicious pradhaman.

  3. Super tempting pradhaman. Happy onam.

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  4. very very delicious pradhaman, Happy Onam...

  5. Vimitha, this sounds great taken chilled!

  6. yummy yummy payasam., dear..Happy Onam to you !!

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  7. wow yummy recipe dear,love to grab the bowl:)

  8. Happy Onam Vimitha. That looks sooo yummy.. What is Ada btw?

  9. Super Vimitha, Amma cook Panni pics ungalku nice of her :) payasam looks so creamy n delicious...

  10. Ada pradhaman looks delicious happy onam to you.

  11. Wow amma rocks, so nice of her na..Such a droolworthy ada pradhaman Vimi, beautifully done.

  12. I Love it!! Never made them yet, but would love to someday! Thanks for a great recipe! xxoo


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