How to prepare Ada pradhaman

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How to prepare Ada pradhaman

Ingredients:
Rice Ada – 1 packet (250 gms)
Jaggery – 500 gms
Sago (Tapioca Pearls, Sabudhana, Chawwari) – 1/4cup (optional)
Coconut Milk (Thick Milk) – 2 cups
Diluted Coconut Milk – about 6-7 cups (as needed) – Note: * You can use canned coconut milk or extract fresh milk.
Dried ginger powder – 1 tsp
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – a pinch

For garnishing:
Ghee – 3-4 tbsp
Cashew nut pieces – handful
Coconut slices (cut in to small pieces) – handful

Method:
Take a big pot of water and bring it to a boil. Add the rice ada to it and cook till it is done.

Drain the excess water. Pour cold water over the ada to prevent it from sticking to each other. Keep this aside.

In a smaller pot cook the tapioca pearls in enough water. When the pearls turn transparent, drain the water and keep it aside.Take a heavy bottomed pan and melt the jaggery with little water.

After the jaggery is melted, strain it through a metal sieve to remove any impurities. Return it back to the heavy bottomed pan.

Add the cooked ada, cooked sago and the diluted coconut milk to the jaggery.

Bring it to a boil.

In the meantime, heat the ghee in a separate pan and fry the cashew nut pieces and coconut pieces till it turns golden brown in colour.

Finally add half the fried cashews and coconut pieces along with the ghee, cardamom powder, ginger powder, salt and the thick coconut milk to the payasam.

Mix everything and switch off. Do not boil after adding the thick coconut milk.

Garnish with the other half of cashew and coconut pieces and serve hot or cold.

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