Wishing everyone a happy New Year.
Celebrating New Year with Ada Pradhaman.
Payasams are the major Kerala dessert. Before the bakeries started with the fancy birthday cakes, this is the dish that made birthdays special. This was the dessert course that followed elaborate sadyas that followed wedding ceremonies.
In the days before the instant ada, ada was made from scratch and this is where a lot of work was involved. Then the ada is cooked, and added to a jaggery- coconut milk mixture. The coconut milk making is also elaborate, but I took the aid of canned coconut milk. Worked just fine!
Final toss in some coconut pieces fried in ghee and cardamom powder. Let it cool before serving.
This dish is such a nostalgic one!
I am not alone in this nostalgia. Other memories about ada pradhaman from fellow Malayalis on the net:
And achamma’s ada pradhaman, rich with pure ghee and whole green cardamom. Oh! That taste. ( Read here)
Payasams, mmmmmm, I love that especially ada pradhaman. ( Here)
Wonderful recipe…also great to learn about regional cooking…thanks for sharing…
Good to know that there used to something as special as cake, which used to be cooked on special events as birthdays and it is still special in its own way… very nice recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing and good to know about the Kerela tradition.
Looks absolutely delicious… feel like dipping a finger in it and licking it 😉
Thanks for the wishes Gini and wish you the very same 🙂
Great start for a new year Gini!:))
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Have A Blessed New Year to u n ur family.
Nice pic!. Is there a recipe that one can follow?
Hi Gini,nice recipe!Have never made ada pradhamam kerala style before.Guess I am going to try it soon!
May the new year usher in happiness and blessings to you and your family!
Happy New Year, Gini!
Happy new year Gini!Can I have some of that payasam?
Happy new year Gini!Wish you all the best this year!Can I have some of that payasam?
Wish you a happy new year too! Cheers!
Ada pradhaman itself is a one of a kind celebration, hope you are having fun with the brand new year.