Ada Pradhaman Recipe with Jaggery and Coconut Milk

Ada Pradhaman Recipe with Jaggery and Coconut Milk- Kerala Style Sadya Recipe Ada Payasam

Vishu is almost here and it is one of my favorite festival dish. Ada Pradhaman forms an integral part of Kerala feast/sadya menu. It is prepared with jaggery, rice ada, coconut milk and is especially popular during the festival of vishu and onam. Ada pradhaman is the king of all payasams and a signature dish of Kerala. Pradhaman and payasam both are different, the main  difference between a pradhaman and payasam is that in pradhaman we uses coconut milk and jaggery, while in payasam we use white sugar and cow’s milk. Last time I tried pradhaman with homemade ada/ rice chips. This time I found a packet of readymade ada at my store. So lets see the preparation with step by step cooking pictures follows.

Ada Pradhaman Recipe

The most important event in vishu is the ‘vishukkani’, which literally means “the first thing seen on the day of vishu after waking up”. The vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement signify prosperity including fruits, rice, vegetables, mirror, yellow flower known as ‘kanikonna’ and coins. This all well arranged and set at night before vishu and is the first sight seen on vishu. Moving on to the vishu feast/ sadya. It consist of variety of side dishes along with red Kerala rice. Finally dessert named payasam/pradhaman would be served and the most Important and my all time favorite is Ada pradhaman.

Ada Pradhaman Recipe- Kerala Sadya Recipe

Tips- Here I have used dark jaggery, That give a appealing and nice color to the dish. Adjust the quantity of jaggery as per your sweet level. Adding more roasted cashew nuts and coconut enhance the taste of the dish, so do not skip. Use fresh coconut milk and more ghee for rich taste. The payasam will thicken once it cools, so while making make it in flowing consistency. If you want it more thicker, then you reduce the thin coconut milk accordingly. If you want you can even use coconut milk or tin coconut milk, but nothing to beat the taste of fresh coconut milk.

Ada Pradhaman- Kerala Sadya Recipe

Check my Other Payasam Recipes

Semiya Payasam- Vermicelli Kheer Recipe 

Jackfruit Kheer- Chakka Payasam

Paal Payasam- Rice Kheer

How to Make Ada Pradhaman Recipe with Jaggery and Coconut Milk- Kerala Style Sadya Recipe Ada Payasam

I bought brand named double horse ada. Wash ada in running water, then boil water in a sauce pan. Add ada and cook until soft and tender. 

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Drain out the ada and wash well in cool water, this helps the ada to stay separate without sticking. Again drain out the excess water and set aside. 

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Heat a wide bowl, add jaggery and melt it by adding very little water. 

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Strain the jaggery syrup to remove the impurities and set aside. 

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Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry cashew nut and rasins until golden. Drain out and set aside. 

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In the same pan, add coconut pieces and fry until golden brown color. 

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Cook sago pearls and set aside. 

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Now add cooked ada into jaggery syrup and saute it well. Keep stirring and saute till the syrup thicken.

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Add 3 tbsp ghee and saute again for a couple of minutes and more. 

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Now add in cooked sago pearls and combine well. 

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Now pour the thin coconut milk and mix well, allow it to boil for at least 10 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thick. 

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Reduce the flame to low and pour thick coconut milk and combine well. Add the crushed cardamom and mix well. 

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Off the flame and add fried cashew nuts, rasins and coconut pieces. Mix well and serve warm along with small banana.

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Enjoy!! Happy cooking...Happy Vishu to you all. 

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Ada Pradhaman Recipe- Kerala Style Recipe

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10 comments on “Ada Pradhaman Recipe with Jaggery and Coconut Milk- Kerala Style Sadya Recipe Ada PayasamAdd yours →

    1. ” Ada” is a traditional pasta made with rice flour. Now a days ada can buy at stores in readymade packets. Sorry dear.. I don’t know the exact word in tamil.

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