Friday, July 13, 2012

Kadala Parippu Pradhaman

Pradhaman is a sweet dish in the form of a thick liquid. It is made with white sugar or jaggery to which milk or coconut milk is added and cooked for a long time. [Courtesy :WikiPedia]
Pradhaman is of various types, Jackfruit Pradhaman (chakka pradhaman), aval Pradhaman, Parippu Pradhaman, Palada Pradhaman (Ada Pradhaman) etc..

Kadala Parippu prathaman is one of the delicious payasam of kerala ..U can try this for onam sadya …Surely u will like this …So try this let me know the result …


Chana Dal/Kadala parippu-250gm (cooked )

Jaggery -600gm(melted and strained )


Cashew nuts-50gm

Coconut(nalikera kothu)-1/2 cup( small pieces)

Cardamom powder-1/2tsp

Very thin coconut Milk -3cup

Thin coconut milk-2cup

Thick coconut milk-1cup


Dried Ginger powder(chukku)-1/2tsp


1st step

At first wash the chana dal properly and soak overnight or 5-6 hours ..

Then add enough water in a pressure cooker and cook well.

Mostly 4-5 whistle is enough.Now cook sogo and keep aside ..

Take 4 coconut and grate them ..

Now add 2 cup of water into the grated coconut and grind well in a mixer …

Squeeze thick milk from it ..

Now add 2 glass of water and grind it again and take the thin milk …

Finally add some more water and take very thin milk …

Keep all the 3 milk separately. Now heat 1/2cup of water and melt jaggery.

When done strain it and keep aside..

Now fry the cashew nuts and coconut separately ,drain them and keep aside.

2nd step

Now take a thick bottomed kadai or uruli and heat ghee …

Before that, mash 3/4th of the cooked chena dal with a spatula and leave the remaining as the same ..

Now add this dal to the kadai and saute for 5 minutes ..Now add jaggery ,mix well with the dal ,stir continuously and cook until the mixture becomes thick and start separating from the sides of the pan …When it become thick add the thinner milk and cooked sogo and cook..Don`t forget to stir ..When it began to thicken then add the 2nd milk and cook …

When that also began to thicken now add the last thick milk(onnam palu) and stir well for 1 minute(don`t boil )..

Now add dried ginger powder and cardamom powder and stir well…

Remove the payasam from the fire and keep on stirring for some time (2-3minutes).

Now add the fried coconut and cashewnuts..

So ur delicious parippu prathaman is ready to serve …(The amount of jaggery can be vary according to ur taste )

U can use moong dal/ green gram instead of chena dal and make pradhaman ..


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