Spread the Flavours

Pradhaman is a payasam which means a sweet drink which is famous in kerala sadya. Pradaman is one of the important part in a sadya. Usually sadya is made during Onam or any other festivals or celebrations. A typical sadya means a combination of 5 or more dishes. At the most 27 dishes are served in a sadya. Now lets see how to prepare pradhaman.


Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 Peoples


  • 1/2 Kg Split green gram dal
  • 2 Cup Thick coconut milk
  • 2 Cup Thin coconut milk
  • 1 Kg Jaggery Melted and strained
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Cardamom Crushed
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut bits
  • 8-10 Cashew nuts
  • A Pinch Salt


  • In a pan slightly roast the split green gram dal.
  • In a pressure cooker add the roasted dal, water and a pinch of salt. Cook till it whistle once.
  • To this add the thick milk of coconut and cook for a minute.
  • Then add the thin milk of coconut and mix it all well. Cook it for 5-6 minutes . Stir occasionally.
  • To this add the jaggery syrup. Stir it occasionally and bring it to boil.
  • When the pradhaman get boiled add the crushed cardamom.
  • In a pan add the ghee. Roast coconut bits and cashew nuts in ghee.
  • Pour this on top of the pradhaman.