Ada Payasam

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 Ada Payasam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 35 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 100 gms small rice ada

  • 1 litre full cream milk

  • 1/2 litre water

  • 50 gms sugar

  • 100 gms jaggery

  • 1/2 litre thick coconut milk

  • 2 nos cardamom ,powdered

  • 02 tbsp ghee

  • 10 nos cashew nuts-

  • 10 nos raisins

  • 3 tbsp sago pearls

  • 1/4 litre milk (extra),cook sago

  • 1/4 litre water (extra),cook sago

  • 1 tsp sugar (extra),cook sago


  • Melt Jaggery with ¼ cup water and keep aside
  • Wash sago pearls and boil with milk, water and sugar (to cook sago) in a sauce pan
  • Boil and stir continuously to prevent from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • Cook until the pearls become translucent,Keep aside
  • In a sizable pressure cooker, place milk, sugar and water
  • Combine well, heat and allow it to boil
  • When boiled, add washed ada and mix well
  • Close and cover the pressure cooker with weight
  • When it whistles once, lower the flame and cook until it whistles 5 to 6 times
  • Turn off the heat; leave it into the pressure cooker until it all pressure release
  • Do not force and release its pressure, the ada will cook properly in that pressure
  • Uncover the pan
  • Heat payasam again with cooked sago, jaggery syrup, cardamom and a pinch salt
  • Stir and mix well next 5 to 10 minutes
  • Lower the flame, add think coconut milk and stir well,(Once add coconut milk, do not boil the payasam,It will be cuddle and spoil the authentic taste)
  • Taste and add sugar if needed
  • Leave from heat, keep aside
  • Heat ghee in another pan, add cashew nuts and raisins
  • Fry until golden brown and pour it over the payasam,combine well
  • Serve hot or chilled, enjoy