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Palada Pradhaman

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Palada Pradhaman is a traditional Kerala dessert made with palada, or rice ada flakes. The palada are cooked in milk and sugar until they are thick and creamy, then finished with fresh butter or ghee.

This rich and decadent dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!


Ingredients for Palada Pradhaman

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup rice ada
  • 2.5 litres milk full fat
  • 2-2.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee/butter


Instructions to make Palada Pradhaman

Boil 3 cups of water in a pan

boil water

Switch off the stove, add 1 cup of rice ada flakes to it

add 1 cup of ada

Close and rest it for 15-20 minutes.

let it rest

After 15 min, strain and wash it with cold water twice or thrice to stop further cooking.

wash with cold water

In a thick bottomed vessel, pour 2.5L milk and let it boil in medium heat while stirring continuously.

add milk

When the milk starts to boil, add 2 – 2.5 cups of sugar

adding sugar

Keep the flame low – medium

At least 250 – 500ml milk has to reduce

keep the flame low-medium

When the milk has reduced at least 1/4 litre and the color starts changing, strain and add the ada.
add ada to milk
Mix and keep cooking on low heat until it reaches the desired consistency.
payasam turns creamy
Add a tbsp of butter or ghee and mix well.
Serve hot or cold as desired!
add butter


– You can use any type of palada/rice ada for this recipe.

– If you want a richer payasam, you can add more ghee.

– You can also add other flavors like vanilla extract or rose water.

Which is the best payasam for Onam?

There are many payasams that are traditionally made for Onam, the harvest festival in Kerala. Some of the most popular payasams include parippu payasam (made with dal/lentils), payar payasam (made with green beans), and pal payasam (made with milk and rice). There is no definitive answer to which payasam is best for Onam – it depends on individual preferences. However, all of these payasams are sure to be delicious and enjoyed by all!

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