Sunday, August 07, 2011

Chenai Pradhman( Yam payasam)

We rarely make Chenai Pradhan  in our house  because   there are  many varieties of Pradhaman. Pazha pradhaman, Ada Pradhaman, Palada Pradhaman , Chakka Prdhaman etc.For this Pradhaman it is good if you choose new chena. It cooks very fast,

Chenai Pradhaman is made up of yam and jaggery
Ingredients
  • Chena (Yam) pieces.........................1 cup
  • Jaggery............................................3cups
  • Coconut..........................................2cups
  • Coconut Pieces...............................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..........................1tsp
  • Cashew nuts.....................................few
Method
  • Wash the chenai and remove the skin and cut into pieces.
  • Pressure cook the chenai pieces adding water to it. It should cook well.
  • When it cools, remove the water and grind into fine paste.
  • Add water  and jaggery boil it and kept.
  • Grind the coconut and extract the  second and first milk 1 cup each.
  • Heat pan with ghee add the ground chenai . and jaggery water and cook in a low flame.until it cooks well.
  • Add the second milk first and boil it.
Then when becomes thick add the first milk.
Then it should not boil.
Fry the coconut pieces and nuts and add to the payasam. Sprinkle cardamom powder.

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