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Ada pradhaman recipe

Ada pradhaman recipe with store bought rice ada, jaggery, coconut milk as main ingredients. Quick video, step by step pictures recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4


  • ½ cup rice ada readymade
  • 1 cup jaggery crushed
  • 2 cups grated coconut heaped
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 6 cashews
  • 12 raisins
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coconut
  • 2 cardamom powdered
  • teaspoon dry ginger powder sukku podi
  • teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder


  • I used ribbon ada, so broke into small pieces. Measure ½ cup.
  • Soak in water for 15 mins.

Extract coconut milk

  • Take 2 cups heaped fresh grated coconut. Add ¼ cup water. Blend well.
  • Transfer over metal strainer to squeeze out thick coconut milk (1st extract - ½ cup approx).
  • Do not add excess water other than the ¼ cup we add while blending.
  • Again take the remains of coconut in mixie, add 1 cup luke warm water.
  • Blend well. Extract the second coconut milk. Collect 1 cup 2nd extract coconut milk approx.

Cook rice ada:

  • Bring to boil, 2 cups water. Add soaked rice ada.Cook for 4-5 mins. Keep stirring now and then. Cook until really soft.
  • Drain water. Wash it well to prevent sticking.

Prepare Jaggery syrup:

  • Heat jaggery with ¼ cup to ½ cup water until jaggery gets dissolved.
  • No need to boil once the jaggery is completely dissolved.
  • Strain over a metal strainer. Set aside.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan with ghee. Roast cashews until pale pink in medium flame and add raisin. Roast until it bloats. drain from ghee and keep aside.
  • In the same ghee, roast chopped coconut bits. Let it turn golden and crisp.
  • Drain from ghee, keep aside.Add cooked rice ada to the ghee and give it a quick stir.
  • Pour the jaggery syrup. Boil for 2-3 mins.
  • Lower the flame and slowly add 2nd extract coconut milk as you mix.
  • Simmer for 4 mins. Add 1st extract in low flame same way and mix.
  • Boil in low flame for 4 mins more. Switch off the flame.
  • Add cardamom, cumin seeds powder, dry ginger powder.
  • Finally add roasted cashew, raisins, coconut and serve.



  • While cooking ada, it may over flow, so keep an eye and stir to prevent over flowing.
  • Cook the ada well, otherwise, if you cook along jaggery syrup, it will become chewier.
  • I measured jaggery crushed, loosely packed. I felt it was slightly on sweeter side. If you want you can reduce ¾th cup too.