Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kadala Parippu Pradhaman

Wishing all my friends a blessed, peaceful and prosperous Vishu. Here is a delicious payasam which you can make in a short time to sweeten your Vishu celebration.

Chana dal - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 & 1/2 cup or to taste
Thick coconut milk -1  cup
Thin coconut milk-1 cup
Milk -1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10 - 15
Coconut slices-2 - 3 tbsp
Raisins - 10-12
Ghee - 1 tbsp +2 Tbs

Pressure cook dal for 8 minutes or till done. Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup water, at medium heat.  Seive this syrup to remove any impurites. Open the pressure cooker when the pressure releases. Add the jaggery syrup along with 2 tablespoons of ghee. Cook this while stirring for about 3 minutes. Add the thin coconut milk to the dal and stir continuosly and when this starts to boil add the thick coconut milk while continuing stirring for about 8 minutes. When the pradhaman is thick, remove from fire, add the milk and set this aside. Now add cardamom powder. You can add a pinch of salt to bring out the taste.
Heat 1 tbs ghee and fry cashews, coconut slices and raisins. Add this to the prepared pradhaman. If you find the pradhaman too thick to your taste, you may add some milk to get the desired consistency.

Here are some other payasams you can try:
Carrots and vermicelli kheer/payasam

Semiya/Vermicelli payasam

Parippu Pradhaman



  1. Wishing you a very happy Vishu too. The payasam looks delicious and pic looks really beautiful with the Maiyil peeli in the background.

  2. this is looking awesome and delicious

  3. Prathaman is my all time favorite..Looks wonderful..

  4. Happy vishu..pic luks divine and luv to slurp some..

  5. yummy payasam, happy new yr to u too!

  6. Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy payasam.happy vishu..

  7. very delicious payasam dear..Happy Vishu to u n family :)

  8. Happy vishu wishes to u and ur family..super delicious and inviting payasam..

  9. Happy Vishu to you Vidhya, payasam looks super delicious.

  10. One of my most favorite payasams! It looks rich and delicious!


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