എല്ലാ മലയാളി സുഹൃത്തുക്കള്ക്കും എന്റെ ഓണാശംസകള് !!Of all the various items in a typical Kerala sadya (feast), the one that most people I know look forward to having is the Palada Pradhaman. The conventional way of making this is a long and difficult one, but this method of making it using a pressure cooker makes the whole process much easier. Thanks to my SIL who introduced me to this method of cooking.
1/4 cup Ada
5 cups Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tbs Butter
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
Boil milk and sugar together in the pressure cooker. When milk starts to boil, reduce the heat to low. Put the weight on the valve when steam starts to come out of the vent. Allow the milk to cook on a low heat for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the heat off and wait till the cooker cools down to open it. Meanwhile, boil water in a vessel and add the ada. Cook till the ada become very soft to touch. Drain the ada and keep aside. Heat a thick bottom vessel and add the ada along with butter and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the milk from the pressure cooker and keep stirring till the milk thickens to your liking. Finally add some cardamom powder and remove from the stove. Keep stirring till pradhaman cools off completely.
Here are some of the other paysams you can try out for this Onam.
Kadala Parippu Pradhaman
Carrots and vermicelli kheer/payasam
Neypayasam (Ghee Payasam)