Palada Payasam (Pressure cooker method) – A delicious dessert in Kerala cuisine, made of rice ada, milk and sugar !!
Makes: 10 – 12 dessert cups
½ cup / 100 ml / 4 oz (Indian standard measuring cup) Double Horse Rice ada (available @ all supermarkets)
1 litre boiled milk (do not dilute with water)
1 cup / 200 ml / 8 oz (Indian standard measuring cup) sugar (or ¾ cup – 1 cup)
2 pinches cardamom powder
Wash and clean rice ada in normal water. Soak rice ada in 2 cups of hot water for half an hour. Ada will be double in volume. Drain out water.
Transfer soaked ada in a pressure cook with 1 litre boiled milk and pressure cook for 2 quick whistles. Switch off pressure cooker. Do not open the lid immediately. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
Open the pressure cooker lid. Add ¾ to 1 cup (or to taste) sugar and mix well. Cover with a normal lid and boil on a low heat for another 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Now the palada is thick and creamy in consistency. Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for half hour. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Serve warm or cool.