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How To Make Palada Payasam

Aug 23, 2018




10 min



This Onam learn how to make a delectable serving of Palada Payasam or Palada Pradhaman with our easy to follow the recipe by Chef Preetha. Milk and sugar are mixed together with a topping of ghee and cardamom powder over a flame which reduces the mixture to form a thick and sweet Palada Payasam which you’re sure to enjoy.


    ¾ - 1 cup sugar
    ¼ - ½ cup water
    2 tbsp Ghee
    1/3 cup dried Ada, soaked in hot water for ½ hour and strained
    750 ml of full-fat milk
    ¾ teaspoon Crushed Cardamom/ cardamom powder


– In a deep kadhai, heat few pinches of sugar with water. Add ada and cook till most of the moisture evaporates and ada gets a glaze. Add ghee at this stage.
– Add milk and keep stirring on a medium flame till reduced.
– Add remaining sugar and stir well again till thick like payasam consistency.
– Switch off, mix in cardamom powder and serve. Note that due to ada, payasam gets thicker on cooling.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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