Easy Palada Payasam, Pressure cooker Palada Payasam

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3.4, 51 reviews

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Posted on 30, Aug 2017
Serving 6-8 people
Ready in 70-80 minutes
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  • Ready-made Rice Palada - ½ cup
  • Sugar - ¾ - 1 cup
  • Full fat Milk - 1 litre, approx: 4 ¼ cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Ghee - 1 Teaspoon

Initial Preparation:

  1. Wash the rice ada well. Drain the water completely and set the ada aside.
  2. Take 4 cups of water in a sauce pan, let it come to a rolling boil. Then add in the washed ada and mix well.
  3. Cover the pan with a lid and remove from heat. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  4. Then drain the water completely and set the cooked ada aside.

Palada Payasam Preparation:

  1. In a 5 litre pressure cooker, add in the milk, 1 cup of water, sugar, cooked ada and mix well.
  2. Pressure cook on high heat until first whistle. Then set the heat to very low, and pressure cook for 45 minutes on very low heat.
  3. After 45 minutes, remove the cooker from heat and let it sit until the pressure is settled down naturally.
  4. Then open the cooker, add in the cardamon powder, ghee and mix well.
  5. Cook the payasam again until it reaches the desired consistency on medium heat.
  6. Stir at regular intervals to avoid burning in the bottom of the cooker. It will take approx: 10-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and serve warm or chilled.


  • Use a large pressure cooker(5 litre or more) to make the payasam. If you are using a small pressure cooker, there are chances that the milk will overflow with the first whistle.
  • IMPORTANT: After first whistle, reduce the heat to very low setting and continue cooking for about 45 minutes. This will help in caramelizing the sugar and gives payasam the pink color.
3.4, 51 reviews

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