Ada Pradhaman

ada-pradhaman-(1)Happy Onam!!!


Rice ada – 2 cups (store bought)

Water – 6 cups

Jaggery – 600 gm

Water – 1/2 cup

Thin coconut milk – 2 cups

Thick coconut milk – 1 cup + 1 cup

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Cardamom – 8 powdered

Dry ginger – 1 tsp powdered

Cumin powder – 3/4 tsp


For Frying

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Sesame seeds – 2 tsp

Coconut pieces – 1/ cup thinly sliced

Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp broken

Kismis – 2 tbsp



Soak the rice ada in hot water for 15 minutes.  Drain and cook it in 6 cups of water.  Melt the jaggery with 1/2 cup of water.  Strain it and pour it into a thick bottomed pan or a 5 litre pressure cooker.  Add the cooked ada and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes.  Add the thin coconut milk and salt.  Simmer till it reduces to half the quantity.  Stir in between.  Now add 1 cup of thick coconut milk and simmer for another 5 minutes.  Add the cardamom, dry ginger and cumin powders.  Finally add 1 cup of thick coconut milk and switch off the flame before it starts to boil.  Fry the mentioned ingredients in ghee and pour over the pradhaman.  Delicious ‘Ada Pradhaman’ is now ready.  Enjoy with your loved ones!