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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ada Pradhaman (with Home made Ada) | Rice flakes Kheer & Happy Onam to all Keralites :-)

Hi friends,
                         "Wishing all Keralites  A Very Happy Onam"
Hope u all are fine and enthusiastic in your spaces.Am very sorry about my sudden absence from the blogosphere. Actually,I was quite busy in the last couple of days with the school re-opening,my laptop was down with some issues and so couldn't update any posts neither could I visit your spaces or leave comments then it was our wedding anniversary celebrations and followed by Onam.Thanx to all my close friends in blogging who dropped me a line through mail and messages,checked if everything was fine at my side.Love you all dearies for the sweet thought.A big bunch of thanx to everyone who visited my space during my absence and cheered me up to join blogging soon.And so friends am back with all zeal and enthusiasm.Will try & get back to your spaces soon,do drop by my space too as always !!
Today is Onam ,a festival celebrated by all people in Kerala.The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent home coming of Emperor Mahabali.The festival is marked by various festivities,including intricate flower carpets(athappoo),elaborate banquet lunches,pulikali,snake boat races etc.Not going much to the details of Onam,we just had a wonderful lunch with all dishes,kids really enjoyed it.Ada pradhaman is one of the important kheer/payasam served in the banquet lunch.So,sharing the recipe with you all with the home made ada.Stay tuned for the homemade ada recipe,Coming next !!

ada /rice flakes/homemade ada 1 cup
jaggery 3/4 th -1cup
coconut milk thick 1/2 cup
coconut milk thin 1 cup
cardamom powder 3/4 tsp
dry ginger powder 1/2 tsp
cashew nuts 2tbsp
raisins 2 tbsp
ghee 2 tbsp

-Wash the ada and keep aside.Bring water to boil in a pan and add ada.Cook till it is done.Drain under cold water till its no more sticky and keep aside.(If you're using the homemade ada,you can skip the cooking of ada)
-Heat the ghee in a pan and fry the cashews slightly brown ,then remove in a plate.
-Add the raisins and fry it.Then,remove on a plate.Add the ada and saute till slightly done.
-In the mean time,heat jaggery in 1 cup water and melt it.Starin and remove impurities.
-Add the strained jaggery to the ada and thin coconut milk.Let it cook on medium flame upto 20 minutes stirring frequently until it thickens slightly.
-Add the fried cashews,raisins,dry ginger powder,cardamom powder.
-Lower the flame and add thick coconut milk.Wait till one or two bubbles appear at the surface.
-Put off flame and serve warm !!

Servings ~ 3 adults

* You can use store brought ada or the home made ones.Home made ada yields more softer ada.
* Use the dark colored jaggery for a nice color.
* I have used the canned coconut milk.To make thin coconut milk ,dilute with water,use 1:1 or 1:2 ratio depending on the thickness.You can also use maggi coconut milk powder or squeeze milk from shredded coconut.
* Ada pradhaman tends to thicken on cooling,so put off flame when slightly watery.

Just a glimpse of  our Onam spread lunch :-)

(From left to right in bowls-rasam,parippu curry,sambharam,sambhar,ghee & pradhaman; also in the leaf left to right:banana,pappadam,chips,sharkara varatti,inji curry,aviyal,beetroot khichdi,, cabbage thoran,lemon pickle,sambhar & rice)

Enjoy !!!
Sending this to Sharan's Onam Grand Feast event


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

welcome back julie.. hope you enjoyed your wedding anniversary and happy onam :)

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

i am seeing diffrent type of rice flakes .. very Delicious and nice colour of kheer .

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...thats a wonderful n delicious spread n i love all those items...hope u guys had a great celebration...n my belated anniversary wishes to u :)
Ada Pradhaman looks so delicious n perfectly made...inviting myself to your place :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! what a lovely and fabulous kheer! Looks divine. yeh Julie, I missed you a lot in these days. Was thinking to mail you, but couldnot. Happy onam dear.

Your two sons are too cute, very happy to see, both of them.

Myvegfare said... Best Blogger Tips

what a lovely spread, give us the recipe how ada is Home-made, and the kids with their yummy spread look so adorable.., That is one beautiful click, your little one knows the priority food or photo.., I think I would choose the gorgeous spread in front of me :)).., sorry for the long comment.., Just smiling at your little ones.., Happy onam to you dear and to your family..

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

I have fallen in love with this sweet ever since I ate it in COCONUT GROVE .. will try it out now that I have the recipe.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam Julie
Nice Sadya too!!

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam Julie,
Very nice dessert.. I never tried this before. Yours sounds interesting

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done, Julie. Happy Onam to you and your family.


Love2cook Malaysia said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam...the kheer makes me mouthwatering!

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious ada pradhaman Julie, Looks like wonderful spread. Happy onam to you and your family. Your sons looks cute.

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Ada Payasam looks really delicious, yummy prep. Kids pic is so adorable Julie, ur little one is sitting so cool n having Sadya, just lovely. Hope you guys had a wonderful Onam :) Onam Wishes Agian!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow,loved the recipe and more the clicks! Beautiful! Cute kids :)

Thanks for linking to my event dear.. Please do add the logo as it helps to spread the word.

Expecting more recipes from you :)

Sharans Samayalarai

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, real nice pics. the banana leaf rice is very famous here in malaysia. we love it. so you are from kerala too-rich in culinary. happy anniversary, glad to have you back. have a nice day

farah saleem said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie! happy onam! kheer looks so yummy! pictures are awesome...ur sons look so handsome:)

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

deliciously done Julie I haven't added ginger powder to the payasam before looks wonderful
cute little ones :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish you a Belated Happy Onam!
Love the dessert and especially the kids :)

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, that was quite a spread, nice to see your kids enjoying the meal

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam to you too!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dish.. :)

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your traditional way of serving!
Please explain what is Jaggery.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy onam Julie!!! Love this Ada pradaman. In Kanyakumari Dist of Tamilnadu we gets only maida(plain flour) ada. So for us ada pradaman means its maida ada pradaman. Do you make ada pradaman using maida ada????

Want to join with your kids to have some..... he..he..he..

Happy wedding anniversary!!!!


Saraswathi Ganeshan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam to you and to your family.. Thanks for virtual feast...

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam. I love ada pradhaman. Looks like the boys are enjoying the feast.

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam Julie!! That payasam looks so delicious!!!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy onam . Adipoli payasam
mis u dear

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow ada pradhaman looks os stunningly yummy and the lunch spread wow I just need a treat like this :) Awesome!!!

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy lunch...Kids r cute...
Happy to follow you...:)

virunthu unna vaanga said... Best Blogger Tips

wow superb yummy... hope both naughty kids enjoyed the foods...

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

Pradhaman is just prefect.. love the spread... happy onam to you and your family

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy onam wishes Julie, ada pradhaman looks absolutely irresistible..Love ur onam sadya, beautifully done.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Wedding anniversary dear! That looks so yummy!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so healthy and yummy :-)

handsome boys Julie :-)

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Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam Julie.....Superb photos

Mouth watering n perfect ada pradhaman...

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

happy onam Julie! Love the feast.. wish i could have that onam sadya! :)

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam Julie, and pradaman looks perfect....nice Sadya too :)

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Oman

ada pradhaman
looks very delicious , we also preparing with this ada (maida,wheat)

Prema said... Best Blogger Tips

wow yummy recipe,luks delicious...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice to see you back Blogging Julie, missed you! happy onam! kheer looks delicious. cute kids!

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a beautiful way to celebrate this festival! Beautiful exotic flavors!I am sure everyone enjoyed it!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all:-)
@Jasna Varcakovic
jaggery is a traditional unrefined non centrifuged whole cane sugar consumed in Asia;a concentrated product of cane juice without separation of molasses and crystals,and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color.Its available in most Indian grocery stores.

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam.Yummy kheer. I missed it.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely spread Julie...and please introduce those 2 little tykes! they are sooooo cute!

Jillu said... Best Blogger Tips

wishing you a vdery happy Onam Julie.... Ada paradhaman looks yummy.. tempting....

Irene said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your presentation. Awesome. Happy Onam!! The boys look sooooo adorable :)

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for explanation for jaggery Julie ;-)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, This is a gentle reminder to add the logo of the event (Logo Url -

I am gonna post the round-up of the event, as per the rules of the event I wont be able to add your post in the round-up without the logo.

Expecting more recipes for my on-going event Natural Sweetness Event with White Sugar

Sharans Samayalarai

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sharans Samayalarai Added the logo & thanx:)