Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman is a  delicacy from Kerala

    • 50 ml  Ghee,
    •  5 cardamoms,
    • 1 tablespoon of sugar,
    • 2 tablespoons of raisins,
    • 10 cashew nuts,
    • 1 and half cups of grated coconut
    • 200 gms of jaggery 
    • 100 gms Ada.
        1. Heat  two tablespoons of ghee in a frying pan and lightly fry the ada .
        2. Grind the cardamom and sugar together and make a fine powder, sieve the mixture and set it aside for later.
        3. Wash the raisins and dry them.
        4. Again heat two tablespoons of ghee in a frying pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins until they gain a golden brown colour.
        5. Soak the grated coconut in 1 cup of warm water.
        6. Then grind and extract thick milk from the soaked coconut.
        7. Repeat the above process and make a second coconut extract and place the extract aside.
        8. Break the jaggery into smaller pieces, and make a syrup out of it ...strain it
        9. Cook the ada in  boiling water. Cook till it becomes soft... strain  it.
        10. Now add the Jaggery syrup to the ada and keep cooking until the mixture becomes thick.
        11. Add the second extract of coconut milk..cook it medium flame
        12. Once it thickens add the first extract coconut milk.
        13. Stir well and then mix the fried cashew nuts and raisins to the cooked mixture.
        14. Stir well and heat Ada Pradhaman mixture without boiling the mixture
        15. The cardamom mixture be sprinkled on top of the Ada Pradhaman and serve the pradhaman at room temperature.