2 September 2007

Palada Payasam

It's been raining "sweets" this week with Onam, Raksha Bandhan, relatives returning from India and a birthday all packed into the last seven days!!! Here's a palada payasam I'd prepared for Onam, very similar to a pal payasam. Back home my mother and grand mother would have made the ada or rice flour pressed into flakes which is a long process in itself, I took the easy way out and bought the ada. Ofcourse store bought ada is just not as soft and tasty like the home made ones which are worth all the effort in making them.

You need:
¼ cup ada or rice flakes
5 cups milk
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp butter
a handful of cashew nuts and raisins for garnish


Cook the ada in 2 cups of milk till soft. Add the remaining milk and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and cook till the milk reduces to 2/3rd. The milk should turn pink. Add the condensed milk and cook for another 10 minutes. Depending on the sweetness of the condensed milk, you may add sugar at this stage if the payasam is not sweet enough. Take it off the flame. The payasam will continue to thicken, so keep it liquid. Heat butter in a pan, add the cashews and raisins and fry till golden and the raisins are plump. Add to the payasam and serve hot or cold.

My entry to JFI-Rice going off to Sharmi - I know I'm late!!!

I also thank my blogger buddies for passing on these awards to me.






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Thankyou Sandeepa, Sia, Pravs, Mallugirl, Archana! I pass this on to all those reading this post :)

42 comments:

Mallugirl said...

ur mom used to make adas?wow!have u seen the cooker version of this payasam.. it come sout really well.:)

Jyothsna said...

Mallugirl - They still prefer making it than buying it! I tried the cooker method once and when the cooker whistled, the payasam flew out! So I've stuck to the traditional style :)

indosungod said...

Jyothsana, the Payasam looks so yummy. Did you have a good Onam celebration at home?. I am going to look for ada in the store, did not know it could be bought.

sra said...

i've only ever eaten the shop flakes, never found it tasty, wish i could taste the original

Linda said...

Hi Jyothsna, was it your birthday!? :)

I gather from reading the comments here, that ada is not the same as poha which was the question I was going to ask. This recipe sounds really appealing to me, so I guess I'll have to look for ada! Hope you had a lovely celebration.

Suma Gandlur said...

My kids love any thing prepared with condensed milk. I will surely try this.
congratulations girl.

Rajitha said...

mmm that looks really delicious. so did you get the ada in the frozen section of the grocers??

SeeC said...

Love this yummy palada payasam.
My aunt used to prepare this.

Cynthia said...

Payasam is always a treat to love.

Mishmash ! said...

Yes u re right, the ada made at home is really good and makes the difference....my mother has tried it once but not after that coz of all that time and effort ...your payasam also looks very good...got that lovely colour :) I can almost smell it :)

Shn

Vcuisine said...

Nice entry and congrats on the awards Jyothsna. I just love this dish. Viji

Vcuisine said...

Nice entry and congrats on the awards Jyothsna. I just love this dish. Viji

Sumitha said...

Hi Jyothsna,thank you so much for the Onam wishes.Hope you have a great year ahead.My onam passed by without a payasam,coz my husband just hates it:(can you believe it?Sigh:(
Read your meme,great to know that you are a dancer.Dont loose touch with it.I too am recognised by people as the girl with the long hair and I couldnt agree more on what you said about strong smells:)

Sia said...

ur amma n ajji makes ada??? wow...i know its a long process.
delicious entry jyo and congrats on well deserved awards:) rock n roll girl:)

Raaga said...

Congrats :-)

Lovely payasam!!

Padma said...

Congratulations! and lovely payasam, I too made one kinda payasam, have a look

Jyothsna said...

Indo - Thanks! Yes we had our friends over for Onam and they found it amusing to eat off a banana leaf with their fingers! :)Here in Dubai we get everything that is even remotely Mallu :)

Sra - I'll ask my mom and post the recipe for home made ada, it's not that difficult unless you are lazy like me ;)

Linda - Yes :) I did have a wonderful celebration! Ada is different from poha, and once I have the recipe I'll post it here.

Suma - Thanks. Condensed milk is the easy way out. :)

Rajitha - We get ada in dry form in packets, at the Onam section! Here in Dubai, Onam is a huge festival!!

SeeC - You should try it!

Cynthia - I absolutely agree :)

Shn - Oh, the payasam was awesome, though I grumbled about the ada just not being like the home made one, no one else seemed to mind ;)

Viji - Thankyou!

Sumitha - My husband doesn't like payasam too much either, the good thing is I get to have most of it! :D Nice to hear we have some similar traits!

Sia - Thanks dear. Can you believe if I told you my ammuma prepares ada on Onam when she has 20 other things to make!! And she manages! Amazing no?

Raaga - Thankyou!

Padma - Had a look at yours too :)

Bharathy said...

Wow!!.Lovely colour!Yummy yum..
I made adapradhaman(jaggery)and I made ada at home by steaming the rice flour batter in Vazhaila and peeling them out,pinching them into pieces..all for Onam..:)

Asha said...

Hi J, just a quick hello to you,need to rest my eyes:))

Sandeepa said...

Hey Jyothsna
Happy Onam, though very very late :) The Payasam looks great

TBC said...

Congrats on the awards.
I don't like milk-based payasams but yours looks good:-). You are lucky to have had your sadya on a banana leaf:-(

mallurecipes said...

I always wanted to make this payasam will try this recipe

looks good
thanks for the recipe!!

Jyothsna said...

Bharathy - Wow! You have some left for me? :)

Asha - Hey, great to see you!!! Please rest your eyes for some more days!! Will wait for our posts :)

Jyothsna said...

Sandeepa - :) You are not late, you already wished me! Thanks again!

TBC - Come to the ME, everything Indian is readily available here.

Mallurecipes - Welcome here! Do try it, worth the effort :)

Sumitha said...

Yes Jyothsna,please do send,I shall be happy to help.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i had posted a comment earlier , but cant find it now:(
any way, this is my favorite payasam....and yours ha the right color and i wish i could have some rt now!

Jeena said...

Your palada payasam looks soo yummy! :D

archana said...

This is a different payasam. Nice recipe :)

Sig said...

I love palada prathaman... home made ones sure would be delicious, but my mom is lazy like me... so we always used to have store bought ada back home :)

Sig said...

hey, btw belated happy birthday to you... :)

Jyothsna said...

Sumitha - Thanks. I will :)

Nanditha - Blogger does that sometimes... You can grab that bowl :)

Jeena - Thankyou.

Archana - Different? Maybe it's a Mallu speciality, thanks :)

Sig - Thanks for the wishes :) I did two lazy things here - used store bought ada and condensed milk :D

Prema Sundar said...

palada payasam looks nice.. have seen this readymade adas in Indian stores but have never tried it..

Jyothsna said...

Prema - Oh, you get it there too? Great! The softness of freshly made homemade ones cannot be compared!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi This is looking so good.... Nice recipe....YUM!...

Sharmi said...

do you want me to include the picture? if so pls email it to me. I will attach it.

Susan said...

I just ate something like this at an Indian restaurant on Monday evening. I'm so glad to have a recipe now. Thanks Jyothsna!

Jyothsna said...

Sukanya- Thanks!

Sharmi - I mailed you.

Susan - :) Did you enjoy it? I'm glad if you did.

sra said...

Jyo, I AM lazy, please don't bother your mom :)

Jyothsna said...

Sra - I'm happy to see so many lazy ones like me :)

Savithri said...

Hi Jyothsna!
Thanks for coming to my blog.

Your payasam looks great. I do love anything with condensed milk in it...its so yummy!!

Jyothsna said...

Savithri - Thanks for your comments and welcome to Currybazaar!

Lotus Reads said...

Jyo, the payasam looks and sounds wonderful. If I can get rice flakes here I will definitely try it.

I like the idea of the schmooze award and you definitely deserve it. It takes a special kind of talent to leave meaningful notes on people's blogs and you are never shirk away from doing so...I always love reading what you have to say, so congrats on the awards, you really rock! :)