Year 2009 has gone giving me lots of happy moments in my life, especially the birth of my little one, my bundle of my joy. It also marks the year I started blogging. I was thinking of starting one for long time. Has becoming mom changed anything, I don’t know. One thing is for sure, she lights up my whole day with her innocent smile. Nowadays I am happy and always busy. Because of blogging I got introduced to a lot of international cuisine I may not tried otherwise. Above all is my hubby, who is willing to be taste tester irrespective of outcome of my dishes?
Pradhaman or payasam are the important desserts to celebrate a function or festival in Kerala. This New Year I want to celebrate with Palada payasam. My hubby loves this dish. I prefer only palada and channa dal paysam. Payasam with other ingredients are okay but if these two then it will be doubly great. I had some half and half which also needed to be used up. I made palada this way.
What you need
Rice flakes/Ada: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Fat free Half and Half: 1 cup
Whole milk: ½ cup
Raisins: 30 no
Cashew nuts: 12 no
Cardamom: 3 no
Ghee: 1 tablespoon
Water: 3 ½ cup
How I made
Boil Rice flakes or ada with 3 cups of water until it is cooked well, it takes about 40 minutes. Drain the water and add rest of ½ cup of water and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add Half and half and whole milk to this cooked ada and cook for another 20 minutes and add sugar to ada and cook for another 10 minutes or until the consistency you want. Normally palada is served as thick and creamy.
Heat Ghee in a small pan and add cashew nut s and raisins and fry them until cashew nuts become golden color and raisins plump ups.
Add fried cashew and raisins to palada and serve warm.
Preparation time: 1 ½ hour
Yield: 4 serving
Will you make it again: yes I will