Ada Pradhaman

Delicious pradhaman for a grand Sadhya

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Ada Pradhaman

Delicious pradhaman for a grand Sadhya

Category : Desserts, Payasam

By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 31 Aug 2006

Rating: 4
16 Votes, 7 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Soak unakkalari in water for 30 mins. Later, strain it.

Step 2

When it becomes dry, grind it to a very fine powder.

Step 3

:- Make sure you don¦t have any lumps in the powder.

Step 4

Place the plantain leaves directly on the gas flame till the colour changes.

Step 5

:- This is done to make the leaves more flexible and more aromatic.

Step 6

Add coconut oil, 100 gm of jaggery(diluted in water) to the finely powdered rice and mix well.

Step 7

Add sufficient water and knead the whole thing very well.

Step 8

:- You can check the consistency by dropping a portion of the dough from your hand. It should not be too thick or too thin. The consistency should be that of dosa batter.

Step 9

Pour the batter through your hands very thinly on the plantain leaves. Roll them and tie them up on both sides with the plantain threads/strings.

Step 10

Boil water in a big vessel.

Step 11

Place the tied plantain leaves filled with ada batter, in the boiling water for 30 mins.

Step 12

Remove from the hot water and strain it.

Step 13

Pour cold water over it and make it cool.

Step 14

Take out the adas from the leaves and place them in a strainer.

Step 15

Dissolve jaggery in a pan (preferably Urali).

Step 16

Cut the ada into fine pieces.

Step 17

When the jaggery solution thickens, add the ada pieces.

Step 18

Stir well and add ghee in between.

Step 19

Grate the coconuts and extract 2 cups of thick coconut milk, 4 cups of thin coconut milk and 8 cups of very thin coconut milk.

Step 20

When the payasam gets reduced, add 8 cups of very thin coconut milk and mix well. Allow it to thicken.

Step 21

When the ada gets cooked and the payasam gets reduced, add the 4 cups of thin coconut milk and mix well.

Step 22

When it too gets reduced and thickens, add the 2 cups of thick coconut milk.

Step 23

Add powdered cardamom and mix well.

Step 24

Heat it through.

Step 25

:- Do not boil.

Step 26

Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee.

Step 27

Add it to the payasam and mix well.


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Very good. Better to boil the water before spreading the batter on the banana leaves.

Manu Nair

Good Receipe, I will defenetely try.

Nandan Varma

Ada pradhaman is one of my favourite payasam. The preperation steps are good. It would be more excellent if you prepare the small Ada peices by using horizontal and vertical stripes.

Raji Steny

Mouth watering recipe and am going to try this for onam.Thanks yaar!!!


this very nice,long time am searching 4 the preparation of ada.


that`s very`s mouthwatering.

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