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5 Sweets Worth Trying At Home!

yummy treats!

This month marks the start of all festivities in our country. From King Mahabali’s Onam Sadya to Lord Ganesha’s love for modaks,  we have south bound sweet recipes for you.  Immerse yourself in guilty sweet pleasures this festive season.

Paalada Payasam

A delicacy from God’s Own Country, this is a dessert that is made with milk and rice adai, topped with some buttered dry fruits.



2/3 cups adai

4 cups milk

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

For Adai

1 cup raw rice


A pinch of Salt

1 tsp ghee

Banana leaves


For Adai

  • Soak the rice in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Drain the water and spread the rice on a newspaper so that the moisture evaporates.
  • Once dry, grind to a fine powder.
  • Then, add water little by little to form a thick paste.
  • Add a pinch of salt and ghee and mix well.
  • Wilt the banana leaf by holding over the flame.
  • Grease the leaf pieces with some ghee or oil. Pour a spoonful of the batter on one end of the leaf.
  • Take the leaf on the palm of your hand and swiftly move your hand, so that the batter slides and spreads all over the leaf.
  • Carefully roll the leaf and place on a steamer.
  • Continue the process till the batter is over.
  • Steam these rolls for approximately 5 minutes or until cooked.
  • Remove the leaf and cut the ada into small pieces. Set aside.


  • Soak the adai pieces in hot water and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water a couple of times to remove the starch.
  • In a pan, lightly roast the pieces.
  • Pour the boiled milk into it.
  • Cook on low flame, stirring continuously, till the mixture thickens.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Serve warm.

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