Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Palada...a Diwali sweet

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I hope everyone would have enjoyed the festival to the fullest extent with wonderful feast and bursting crackers.The whole blogging world is full of Diwali celebrations showcasing the sweets and savories prepared especially for the festival.As my cousin was visiting me last week mom has sent some sweets and savories with him for the festival,so I did not feel like preparing anything else even though I had some plans after seeing those delicacies getting posted by our fellow bloggers.On the festival day I did pooja and offered palada,pulihora,lobia sundal and lobia fritters to the god as prashad and in the evening I have lit the diya's and burst some crackers in the balcony.
During my last trip to Bangalore I had visited one of the MTR's outlets and while on the loot of MTR products this Rice ada packet caught my attention and thanks to my blogging world which has already given me enough knowledge about new things,so immediately I added that packet of rice ada to my shopping cart.I have just followed the instructions given behind the packet and modified the recipe little bit according to our taste.I added condensed milk to it as I like the richness that gives to the sweets.I liked the chewy texture of the ada which s quite different and simple from the other kheer's.And here comes my version of this recipe..


1/2 cup (around 50gm) Rice Ada(I used MTR)
500 ml milk

5-6 tbsp condensed milk

2-3 tbsp sugar(adjust according to your sweet levels)

1/2 tsp Elaichi powder

1/4 tsp saffron

1 tbsp ghee
8-10 badam/almonds,chopped

8-10 cashewnuts,chopped

1 tsp chironji seeds(charoli)

12-15 raisins

2 pistachios and 2 almonds,soaked,peeled and slivered

  • Soak saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk for half an hour.
  • Boil the remaining milk in a container.
  • Boil 1 cup of water in a kadai and add rice ada and mix and let it cook for 8-10 mins until the rice ada is soft and done.
  • Add hot milk to the cooked ada and simmer the flame and let it cook until the milk is reduced to 3/4 th level by stirring it in between.
  • Now add condensed milk and sugar to it and boil for 2-3 mins.
  • Add saffron soaked milk to it and let it cook on low flame for 5-6 mins.
  • Heat ghee in a small tadka pan and fry chopped cashewnuts and badam in it for 1-2 mins and then add raisins and fry it until they rise.
  • Add the fried dry fruits and elaichi powder to the cooked kheer and give a stir.
  • Pour it in a bowl and decorate with slivered pistachios and almonds
Serve it hot or chilled.

and you guessed right..my next recipe will be pulihora and sundal...:)

and now comes the Award time.

Renu has passed me "Kreative blogger" award to me.Thanks a lot Renu for thinking of me and passing that award.Thanks a lot dear.Updated in my side bar.

Priya has passed me "Presentation" award to me.Thanks a lot priya for thinking of my blog and passing that award.

Vidhas has passed me "A Giant Bear Hug" award to me.Thanks a lot Vidhas for thinking of my blog and passing that award.Updated in my side bar.

Sushma , PJ,Shubha have passed on an award and a tag for me.Thanks a lot girls for thinking of me and passing that lovely award to me dear.

This award goes with a fun meme which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.Here is the meme part:

1. Where is your cell phone: next to my laptop

2. Your hair: Black

3. Your mother: Hamsaveni

4. Your father: Ramanath

5. Your favorite food: Chaats

6. Your dream last night: dont remember

7. Your favorite drink: Badam milk

8. Your dream/goal: To settle in a better way and position

9. What room are you in: living room

10. Your hobby: blog hopping these days

11. Your fear: Darkness

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: anywhere

13. Where were you last night: at home

14. Something you aren’t: simple

15. Muffins: I love any variety,especially chocolate and Banana flavored ones

16. Wish list item: too many

17. Where did you grow up: Andhra

18. Last thing you did: had my lunch

19. What are you wearing: skirt and t-shirt

20. Your TV: Off

21. Your pets: No

22. Your friends: quite a few

23. Your life: happy

24. Your mood: normal now

25. Missing someone: my niece

26. Vehicle: car

27. Something you’re not wearing: bangles and toe rings

28. Your favorite store: central

29. Your favorite color: Black and red

30. When was the last time you laughed: dont remember

31. Last time you cried: might be yesterday watching some soaps in tv..:)

32. Your best friends: R,S,S,P

33. One place that I go over and over: the grocery store

34. One person who emails me regularly: all the blogger friends

35. Favorite place to eat: too many places in bangalore and bombay

I would love to pass it on to all my Blogger friends who did not recieve these awards as it is very difficult to choose as I love reading and visiting every one's blog. So please accept this Award and pass it on to ur friends.


Sandhya Hariharan said...

Good to read your Meme...
Loved the way you have presented.. the palada ...

sangeeta said...

thanks for dropping by...i do not know what is rice ada....it looks like a bengali dish called dudh puli..

prasu said...

Congrats on all the awards dear.........Ada looks so delicious..........and a nice color and click too.

SE said...

hi pratibha...first time here..came through sush's blog...you've got a great space...

SE said...

I am first time here..nice blog...

Finla said...

This payasom is something we make for onam i think.
Looks so so delicious.

lubnakarim06 said...

By seeing the pictures i can say you had yummy festival time.....love that creamy and yum looking palada....new to me...but love to try it...lobia sundal sounds yummy too....waiting for those recipes....

lubnakarim06 said...

Forgot to mention...nice to read about u and congrats on the awards...badam milk is my favourite too...

Shri said...

Never heard of this bit it looks totally tempting..

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a lovely colour sweet dish,wonderful click and u truely deserve the award, was nice reading abt u as well prathiba...hope u had a wonderful diwali

Unknown said...

Yum Yum..palada is one of my fav desserts

Unknown said...

looks so creamy and rich..delicious

Unknown said...

what a beautiful pic. s and very inviting spread so tempting nice reading about you dear.

Unknown said...

Congrats!!Enjoyed ur meme..Palada is my & my hubby favorite..Love 2 have at any time..urs looks awesome!! I am drooling over it just thinking about how tasty it will be........:)

Laavanya said...

Happy Diwali.. i love the chewy texture of ada in the payasam as well. Looks so tempting.

Rohini said...

Wow.. Looks yummy Prathy!! Wish I can grab that bowl rite away! :)
Congrats on all your awards dear!

kamala said...

Lovely dish and nice presentation. I am waiting for sundal now.

Vrinda said...

Yummy palada...our palada is white in color,without saffron..Belated Diwali Wishes Prathibha..

Namitha said...

Very good presentation and nice clicks...Congrats on your awards :-)

Padma said...

I love this sweet/payasam very much Prathibha... yours look colorful and yummy and nice photos... and congrats on your awards :)

Unknown said...

nice reading about you.. nice clicks.. yummy palada..

Yasmeen said...

delicious festive spread,love the rich saffron color of the dessert :D

Anonymous said...

uummm..my fav dessert..the presentaion is awesome..so is the lamp

Bhawna said...

Nice spread Prathibha, ur sweet is new to me but looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful diya with ganesha idol. thanks for Meme Really nice to know abt u.

Unknown said...

Lovely & yummy dish. Congrats on your award.

Spice said...

Palada never heard it before, but looks yummy like kheer.

Tina said...

Wow palada looks so colourful....Congrats on your award...

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

looks yummy.Will see whether i can get the MTRrice ada,next time when i visit the indian grocery here.
congrats on ur award.Nice to know about u.

Sum Raj said...

woo loved the dessert soo much..looks creamy..congrates on ur deserved award...

Priya Suresh said...

Wow such a delicious and gorgeous dish Prathibha, looks tooo tempting..Congrats on ur awards and nice to know more about u..

Raks said...

I too just love this ada pradhaman,a must try,have to make rice ada and try...

Saritha said...

Palada is new to me,looks delicious.

It was nice knowing more about u

Nandinis food said...

Lovely sweet! It is marvelous! Nice to read your meme!

Raje said...

This dish is new to me. Looks Very inviting and Yummy!

Recipeswap said...

nice read(MeME).Lovely click and scrumptious dessert!

Cham said...

That would be the prettiest way to eat sweet for Diwali!

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Palada looks delicious :).

Ramya Kiran said...

Wow, this is one of my favorite dessert! Your clicks are making drool..

prasu said...

collect ur awards from my blog dear.

gtyuk said...

that's a new sweet to me; love the creamy captivating saffron colour of the dish; that's a delicious dessert! and congratulations for all the awards, enjoy!!!!!!

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