The last couple of weeks have been going pretty crazy. I had to coordinate with several packers and movers for getting quotations. Yes...I am shifting from Pune to US soon. I was keen on emptying my kitchen when I noticed that I had a packet of Rice Ada. I had never tried to make it before due to my laziness. But when I actually made it, I noticed that making Pal Adai Pradhaman was very easy to make (atleast when you used ready made ada's). So now I have been making this atleast twice a week. Here we go with the recipe:
Rice Ada - 0.5 cup (equivalent to 2 handful)
Sugar - 1 cup (increase / decrease based on taste)
Milk - 1 litre
Cardamom - 1/2 tsp
Milkmaid or condensed milk - 1/4 cup
Cashews / Raisins / Almonds - For Garnish
Ghee - For frying the garnish items
Over heat in a pressure cooker, add rice ada, sugar and milk. As soon as the slightest bit of steam appears put the weight. Turn down the heat to the sim (or lowest possible). Switch off the gas after 30 minutes. Once the pressure releases add milkmaid and boil for a 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile fry cashews / raisins / almonds with ghee. Garnish the pal adai pradhaman with the fried items.
- Ensure that you put the weight as soon as the slightest steam appears. Otherwise milk will tend to come out.
- The heat should be reduced to as low as possible otherwise milk will tend to come out when the cooker whistles.
- You can replace milkmaid with Creamers / Dairy Whiteners but ensure that you add it along with the milk itself.
Pal Adai Pradhaman is ready and yummy!!!