Pradhaman, especially Pal Ada Pradhaman, is the sweetest ending to a sumptuous Kerala Sadya! This will have you asking for more and more and more!
250 gms rice flour
2 litres milk
2 cups water
2½ cups sugar
3 tsp butter
½ tsp cardamom powder
¼ cup cashewnuts, fried in ghee/butter
¼ cup raisins, fried in ghee/butter
Add the rice flour to 2 cups milk and mix well to make a soft batter.
Pour spoonful of the batter on to 6 square banana leaves and swirl to spread evenly.
Roll up the leaves and drop them into boiling water.
Cook for 10 minutes and remove from the water.
Cool and unroll the leaves. Drop the ada (steamed pancakes) into a large vessel.
Chop the ada into small pieces.
Heat butter in a large heavy bottomed vessel and lightly sauté the ada in it.
Mix the milk, water and sugar together. Add gradually to the sautéed ada and cook well, stirring all the time till it thickens.
Add the powdered cardamom, cashewnuts and raisins. Stir well. Serve hot.