I learnt to make Palada payasam from my mother. It is made of rice flour.

What you need

Ada, made with rice flour – 1 cup

Condensed milk – 1 cup

Milk – 500 ml

Water – 250 ml

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Cardamom, crushed – 4-5 pods

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Cashew nuts and raisins (fry and keep aside) – 10

Cooking instructions

Boil ada by putting it in 2-4 cups of boiling water. Keep it covered for 30 minutes. Then drain water completely.

Heat ghee in a pan and fry ada to a light pink colour and keep aside.

Boil milk and water in a thick bottom pan, add boiled ada and reduce heat to low medium while stirring all the time, keep stirring till milk is reduced to a thick consistency.

Add condensed milk and cook for 10 minutes more.

Add sugar and mix well. Remove from flame and garnish with fried cashew and raisins.

Serve warm or cold.

Indu Lekha Mohan has a management degree in travel and tourism. Her hobbies include singing and craftwork.

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