Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins

Ada Pradhaman is a Kerala delicacy. It is made with flattened rice strips that are cooked with jaggery syrup and finished off with thick coconut milk. Ada Pradhaman is. apart of marriages or as a part of the Onam Sadhya meal. There are a lot of ways to make this Kerala Ada Pradhaman. Some people add cumin powder and sukku/ dry ginger powder to the pradhaman.

However, I have used it only with cardamom powder. In this recipe, I have used store-bought rice ada. Traditionally, the rice ada is made at home by steaming paper-thin rice pastes over a banana leaf. This steamed rice ada is dried and used to make Kerala Ada pradhaman in the same way. Try this Ada pradhaman for the sadhya meal or as a part of the festive meal.


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  • Wash 1/2 cup of rice ada and soak them in water for 5- 10 mins.
  • Heat one cup of water in a pan. When it comes to boiling stage, add the soaked rice ada to the water and cook until they turn soft.
  • In another pan, dissolve 1/3 cup of jaggery powder into water. Let it dissolve. Filter them for imputrities.
  • Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice ada. Let them combine together and cook for 8- 9 mins.
  • Once they are cooked, add half a cup of thick coconut milk to the pan. In a low flame, mix them and cook for 3- 4 mins until creamy. Add cardamom powder for flavoring.
  • Heat ghee, and roast chopped coconut pieces and cashews. Once they turn golden brown, transfer them to the adai pradham and serve.


  • Always soak the rice ada if you are using store bought Ada. They make the ada soft and also quickens the cooking process.
  • If you like, you can also add sukku/dry gingre powder and a pinch of cumin powder to theis pradhaman.
  • After cooking the pradhaman , it will thicken. Hence make sure it is in a pourable consistency before turning off the stove.

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