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Palada Pradhaman / Payasam

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6


Recipe for Kerala style Palada Pradhaman made using condensed milk. Adapted from malayalam playback singer Kaushik Menon.



For soaking Ada

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Ada
  • 500 ml Boiling water

For the Payasam

  • 500 ml Whole milk
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 250 grams Condensed milk
  • 4 Cardamom, finely ground

For Tempering

  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 tablespoon broken Cashew-nut


  1. Wash Ada in running water. Soak it in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  2. In the mean time bring the milk to a boil. Once the milk is boiling, drain the Ada and add it to the pan. Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the sugar and condensed milk. Stir well.
  4. Let the mixture boil for 5 more minutes until it becomes little thick. Switch off the flame.
  5. Heat a pan and roast the cashew-nuts in ghee until the nuts are slightly brown. Add it to the Pradhaman.
  6. Grind the cardamom pods to a very fine powder. Add it to the Pradhaman and mix well.
  7. Palada Pradhaman is ready. You can serve it hot or cold. I like to serve the pradhaman chilled.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Kerala