How to make Ada Pradhaman - SK Khazana -

A traditional sweet dish from Kerala that is made on most special occasions

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ada (अदा), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Mithais

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Ada Pradhaman - SK Khazana

Ada Pradhaman - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Ada Pradhaman - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Ada Ghee cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts 20-25

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Thin coconut milk 1 cup

  • Palm jaggery grared 1/2 cup

  • Thick coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 pinch


Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add cashewnuts and raisins and fry till light golden in colour. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 2

Add ada the ghee remaining in the pan and sauté till light golden brown in colour. Add 1 cup water and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add thin coconut milk and mix well. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or till the ada is soft taking care not to mash it.

Step 4

Add jaggery, mix well and continue cooking till the jaggery dissolves and the mixture thickens.

Step 5

Add thick coconut milk and mix. Reserve a few cashewnuts and raisins for garnish and add the rest to the pan. Stir well and heat through without boiling the mixture.

Step 6

Add cardamom powder and mix.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowls. Garnish with remaining fried cashewnuts and raisins and serve hot.

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