Palada Payasam - Ada Payasam Recipe With Condensed Milk
Palada payasam or paal ada payasam is a very popular South Indian Kerala dessert pudding prepared using rice ada (kind of rice flakes), milk, sugar ete. Here we also use sweetened condensed milk to make the payasam even more creamy and delicious.
Soak the ada in hot water for few minutes (about 20 minutes will be enough).
Drain the water and wash the soaked ada in cold water for 2 to 3 times.
Heat ghee in a wide bottomed large pan, and add the ada, mix well to coat with the ghee.
Add the low fat milk (if you are using full fat milk, you can use just 3 cups of milk and use 1 cup of water), and also add the sugar and cardamom pods, stir well and bring the mixture to a boil (stir as needed).
Once the mixture begins to boil, immediately reduce the flames to medium, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, while you keep stirring as needed.
After 4 to 5 minutes of cooking, close the pan with lid and cook in low heat for another 6 minutes (make sure the heat is very low).
Once the cooking is done, open the pan, stir well and see if the ada is cooked. If needed, you may cook for another couple of minutes more.
Add the condensed milk, stir well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes more until the ada is soft and the payasam (kheeis creamy. Serve hot or chilled as you wish!
In case if the payasam thickens, you may add little more chilled milk and mix well as needed. You may also fry 1 to 2 tablespoons of cashews and raisins in ghee and add those to the prepared payasam if you wish.