Apr 152013

Palada Payasam is a popular sweet prepared in Kerala during festivals like Onam ,Vishu or wedding occasions.Traditionally, Palada payasam is prepared using rice ada, milk and sugar without raisins and cashews .Back home in Kerala, we make  ada at home using rice flour,but here I used the ready made rice ada(Priya Ada Mix or Nirapara Rice Ada ) which is available in Indian grocery stores for making this delicious payasam.

Ada paayasam (2)

Ingredients

  1. Rice Ada(small)- 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar – 1  cups (or add according to your taste)
  3. Cardamom (powdered) – 2 tsp
  4. Milk – 1 1/2 litres
  5. Water – 250 ml
  6. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  7. Raisins(optional) – 6

Ada paayasam (1)

Preparation

  1. Boil water in a large vessel. Wash ada and soak ada in boiled water for 20 minutes.Drain water and keep aside.
  2. Boil milk and keep aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker,Add 1/2 liter milk and 1/4 litre of water to it. Let ada cook on medium flame for one whistle.The ada will become soft. 
  4. Transfer the cooked ada into a heavy bottomed pan.Add the remaining milk to it and stir well.Once it starts to boil, add sugar to it and stir well.
  5. Once it becomes thick and when the color changes , add cardamom powder to it.
  6. You need to stir continuously till the mix reduces to 3/4 th and get light pink color .
  7. Remove from fire.
  8. Heat little ghee in a pan. Roast raisins and add it to payasam as a garnish to it. Smile
  9. To get more  pink color,what I did is  caramelize sugar  by dissolving 1 tbsp of sugar with little water in  a heavy pan. Bring it to boil and allow the color to golden brown. Pour the caramel into the payasam and stir well.
  10. Yummy ada payasam can be served hot or chilled.
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Jan 092013

This is my first post of 2013 and I am going to start the new year by sharing a sweet and delicious recipe of Mysore Pak.It is a popular sweet dish prepared using ghee,sugar and gram flour.It is a royal delicacy from Mysore palace and commonly served during festivals like Diwali.

Hope you all will try this soft and delicious Mysore pak at home.

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Ingredients

  1. Besan/Gram flour(kadala maavu) – 1 1/2 cups
  2. Water – 3/4 cup
  3. Sugar – 3 cups
  4. Ghee – 2 1/2 cup
  5. Baking soda – 2 pinches

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Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and roast the gram flour till light brown and nice aroma comes.Once it is cool,sieve the flour.
  2. Transfer it into a bowl.Add 2-3 tbsp of melted ghee to the flour and mix well to a smooth paste .This is to prevent lumps while adding it to the sugar syrup.
  3. Heat the same pan and add sugar and water to it.let it boil.
  4. In the mean time, heat ghee in another pan on low flame.
  5. Once sugar syrup reaches thread like consistency,(when sugar syrup is placed between thumb and index finger,it should stick to form a string), keep the flame to low and sprinkle flour slowly and keep on stirring.
  6. Add 1/2 cup ghee to it and keep on stirring.while adding ghee, it will froth up and color changes.
  7. Add the remaining ghee to it and once the flour absorbs all the ghee and mixture become thick,add baking powder to it.Stir well.
  8. After adding baking powder,bubbles arise and  it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  9. Turn off the flame and immediately transfer the hot mix into a greased plate.
  10. Make sure to spread the mixture evenly on all sides.
  11. Cut into desired shapes using a knife when it is warm.(Once it is cool it will be too hard to cut it .)
  12. Let it cool completely and slowly remove the pieces from the plate.
  13. Store them in a air tight container at room temperature.
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Oct 202012

Paal payasam is traditionally prepared using milk,rice and sugar.It is usually served during festivals like vishu,Onam or birthday celebrations.

Paal Payasam (1)

Ingredients

  1. Unakkalari(Payasam Rice/Brown rice) – 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Milk – 1 litre
  4. Water –1/2 litre
  5. Ghee –1 tbsp

Paal Payasam (3)

Preparation

  1. In a heavy bottomed pan,boil milk with water.once it starts to boil add rice to it and let it cook on medium flame.
  2. Once rice is half cooked,add sugar to it and stir well continuously.Once rice is soft and thick in consistency, switch off the flame.
  3. Add ghee to it  and mix.Serve warm.
  4. You can add sugar according to your taste.
  5. We don’t add cashew,raisins or cardamom powder while making paaal payasam.If brown rice is not available, you can use basmati rice.

This is my entry for Milk Sweet Recipes hosted by Sameena.

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and Dish name starts with p hosted by Akhila

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