Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pal Adai Pradhaman

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.

  1. Ensure that you put the weight as soon as the slightest steam appears. Otherwise milk will tend to come out. 
  2. The heat should be reduced to as low as possible otherwise milk will tend to come out when the cooker whistles.
  3. 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!!!


jayasree said...

Good luck with the move Ramya.

I make pal payasam in the cooker the same way. Yours look delicious and very creamy.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey welcome to the US gal!!! I love this payash, but dont forget to bring a few packs down here, we dont get them ;(... The payash looks very yummy and tempting!!!

Btw I was not able to see the comments link and had to search with the mouse pointer to find the link!!! Am not sure why that happened, did refresh and reopened a couple times too...


Ramya said...

Thank you Ramya. Yeah am planning to atleast get one packet.

Thanks for the informing about the link. I had recently changed the color layout. So that could be the reason. Corrected it now :-)

Haddock said...

Long time since I had this.

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