Ada Pradhaman | Ada Payasam

 Ada Pradhaman | Kerala Ada Payasam for Onam Sadya

Ada pradhaman


An absolutely delicious traditional Kerala payasam variety made with rice ada.A must have dessert on Onam Sadya .

How to make homemade Ada?

Rice ada is made with raw rice (1 cup),sugar(2 tsps) and ghee(2 tsps).First wash and soak the raw rice for 30 mins.Drain the water and spread the rice on clean muslin cloth and dry for 45 mins ,then grind it to fine powder seive it .Now add sugar,ghee to the rice flour and mix with water to idli batter consistency.Pour this batter in greased and slightly heated squarely cut plantain leaf (to make the leaf flexible) and roll it and tie it.Put this inside boiling water in a big vessel cook for 4-5 mins (once done the leaf will float on  a top)and then open the leaf and gently peel the the cooked ada ,cut into small square shapes wash in cold water to prevent stickiness and use immediately.
Since the process of making ada is a bit tedious I have used ready made rice ada.
The store bought ada is very small and tends to cook soon so be cautious while cooking it.


Readymade rice ada-1/2 cup
Thick Coconut milk-1/2 cup
Thin coconut milk-1  cup
Jaggery syrup-1 cup
Ghee-2 tbsps
Cashews, raisins and coconut pieces-few
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp


1.Cook the rice ada in 2 cups boiling water until 3/4 done. Drain the excess water and show under running cold water (to prevent stickiness) set aside.

2.Heat kadai/vessel add the jaggery syrup ,cooked rice ada and boil for few minutes then add the thin coconut milk and cook until the mixture thickens.

 3.Keep stirring occasionally.
Add 1 tbsp ghee in between .
4.Meanwhile add the cardamom powder to the thick coconut milk and mix well.
5.Then finally add this thick coconut milk and immediately switch off the stove.

6.In a tadka pan heat ghee add the cashews raisins and coconut pieces fry until the cashews are golden brown and add to the payasam.

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