Parippu Pradhaman

Onam was not very grand this year. I just made a simple lunch of parippu, sambhar and aviyal and papadums. Here's a picture, will post recipes later...



We had another sadya, an Onam potluck last Friday with friends and that was more fun. I madePulisseri and Parippu Pradhaman. I was making it for the first time. After elaborate instructions from mom, it turned out really well. So here's the recipe...


Ingredients:
250 gms chana dal
450 gms jaggery
2 cups thin milk
1 cup thick milk
6 cardamoms, remove the shell and crush the seeds
2 tbs ghee
raisins n cashew nut pieces

Method:
Wash the dal and pressure cook till well done.
Drain the excess water and mash the dal. Do not mash it into a smooth paste, but into a coarse mixture with bits of dal.
Take the mashed dal in a heavy bottom pan and add the jaggery. Heat over medium high flame for about 10-15 mins till it forms into a thick paste.
Add the thin coconut milk and cook over medium flame for 5 mins.
Remove from heat and add the thick coconut milk and crushed cardamom. Place the pan back on very low heat and cook for a few mins. Do not let the mixture boil. Turn of the heat,
Fry the raisins and cashews in the ghee till golden and add to the payasam. Mix well and serve warm.
The payasam will thicken as it cools. You can thin it by adding some warm milk.

25 comments:

  1. Yummy spread, such a fabulous parippu pradhaman Poornima..

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  2. Belated Onam wishes Poornima.. this is one of my fav payasam.... looks delicious....

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  3. Wow what a platter...I am drooling already..loved the chana dal kheer..i tried once at a friends place..shall try your version at home...

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  4. Happy Onam........simple and delicious looking food.

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  5. woa..Thats no short than a yum Sadya..:)..Last week I was drooling over Smitha's pradhman..n now u too..:P..I thought they use Moong dal..I m gonna make this next time..yumm..:)

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  6. Excellent onam sadhya poorni..! Yummy! delicious pradhaman. you can send this to my FIL-Milk event as milk is one of the main ingredient in this dish..! :)

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  7. lovely feast...love the payasam..

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  8. Belated Onam greetings to you and your family!!
    Have a great year ahead!!
    The platter looks great and festive :) nice n creamy thick payasam dear

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  9. hi Poornima,
    Wishing you and you family belated Onam greetings!
    Have a great year ahead!!
    Lovely sadhya there looks delicious!
    Love the payasam too, looks so creamy and thick :)
    Enjoy!!
    TC

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  10. hi Poornima,
    Wishing you and you family belated Onam greetings!
    Have a great year ahead!!
    Lovely sadhya there looks delicious!
    Love the payasam too, looks so creamy and thick :)
    Enjoy!!
    TC

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  11. not grand is it? it looks like grand to me:)

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  12. Lovely platter.Payasam looks delicious.

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  13. looks mouthwatering..new to me.Will surely give it a try :)

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  14. wow mouthwatering spread and very tempting parippu pradhman yummmmmmmm.

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  15. Hi poorni,

    The pradhaman looks sooooooo yummy!!...mouthwatering pic!!!

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  16. Thats a lovely spread Poorinima...the pradman looks delicious :)

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  17. Belated Onam Poornima!Beautiful spread!

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  18. Yummy payasam,me too made parippu pradaman on thiruvonam,but never tried with chana daal,v always make with moong daal...

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  19. Nice spread dear and I just love this payasam...

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  20. authentic kereala dishes looks yummyy

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  21. Nice spread. It sounds delicious.

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  22. Hi Poornima,

    Payasam looks yummy..my favourite one.nice pic.

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