Aval Pradhaman / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A traditional Kerala dessert that is a delicately sweetened combo of rice flakes, jaggery, & creamy coconut milk and makes perfect for the festival season!     Ingredients: Aval/ poha/ flaked rice- 1/2 cup Jaggery- 3/4 cup Milk-1 cup Coconut milk- 1 cup Cardamom powder- 1 tsp Dry ginger powder – 1 pinch (optional) Ghee

Palada Payasam / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A lip smacking & rich milk-based dessert made with flakes of cooked rice, coconut milk, and sugar as the star ingredients.     Ingredients: Rice ada/rice flakes: 1 cup Boiled milk: 2 cups Coconut milk – 1 cup Sugar: 1 cup Cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp Ghee: 2 tbsp Cashew nuts: 6-8, optional Raisins: 8-10, optional

Annammede Pradhamanu Parippu Pazha Madhurakkoottu / Kerala Style Ripe Plantains & Lentils Pudding

A sweet coconut-jaggery based pudding with the delectable concoction of ripe plantains and yellow lentils as the main star ingredients!     Ingredients: Ripe plantains – 3 Jaggery powder- 1/2 kg Split moong dal/yellow lentils -100 g Coconut milk-4 cups Chukku podi/dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp Jeera powder-1/2 tsp Coconut slices-A handful, thinly

Carrot Ada Payasam / Kerala Style Carrot & Rice Flakes Pudding

A sweet & healthy pudding flavored with cardamom that tastes yummylicious to slurp with each spoonful!   Ingredients: Carrots – 3 large Rice Ada – 100 g Sugar – 2 cups Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp Cashew nuts – 10-12 Raisins – 10-12 Coconut milk- 1 cup Milk – 4 cups Ghee – 2 tbs Water- As needed Method:

Chettinad Mini Poori Payasam / Chettinad Style Deep Fried Bread Pudding

Try this ultra creamy & luscious dessert that is overwhelmingly delicious and lip smacking.     Ingredients: Whole wheat flour – 1 cup Water – As needed Salt- To taste Ghee/clarified butter – 1 tsp Oil- As needed Sooji/rava/semolina – 1 tbsp Milk- 500 mL Sugar – 1/2 cup Saffron – Few strands, soaked in

Karikku (Elaneer) Pradhaman / Kerala Style Tender Coconut Pudding

Adding an unique new entrant in our list of traditional Kerala payasams (puddings) that is easy to prepare and extremely delicious! Try out this delightful mildly sweet tender coconut cooler!   Ingredients: Karikku/Tender coconut pulp- 1 cup ( I used the canned coconut pulp) Tender coconut water- 1 cup Thick coconut milk- 1 cup Jaggery-

Padavalanga Pal Payasam / Kerala Style Snake Gourd Mlik Pudding / Padaval Kheer

An exotic and innovative dessert that is not only healthy but wonderfully delicious too. This is a classic dessert made from a subtle watery vegetable which is a good resource of minerals & fiber.   Ingredients: Padavalanga/Snake Gourd  – 1 big piece, finely chopped Whole Milk – 5 cups Sugar – 1 cup Cardamom powder

Thengai Arisi Payasam / Traditional Coconut Rice Jaggery Pudding

This mouth-watering pudding is a traditional jaggery based payasam made with freshly grated coconut, jaggery, and rice. This is absolutely delicious in that coconut blends well into the jaggery syrup with no compromise to taste.   Ingredients : Coconut – 1/2 cup grated Raw rice – 2-3 tbsp Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup Thick coconut milk