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Difference between Ona Pradhaman and Ona Payasam

Pradhaman and Payasam are both sweet dessert of Kerala. It is same like the north Indian “Kheer” which is also a sweet dessert. These desserts are normally prepared during the festive season, in marriage feast, birthday and anniversary celebrations etc. These desserts rightly fit into any happy occasions in life.

Pradhaman and Payasam are part and parcel of Onasadya. It is served as the last dish in the Sadya or Onasadya. These desserts are prepared more elaborately and more variety in ingredients is added to it. Most of the Pradhaman and Payasam are made with white sugar, jiggery, coconut milk and one or two main ingredients.

The different varieties of Pradhamans are

  • Pazha pradhaman is prepared with cooked “nendra” plantain in jaggery and coconut milk.
  • Palada pradhaman is prepared with flakes of cooked rice, milk, and sugar.
  • Gothambu pradhaman is prepared with broken wheat in jaggery and coconut milk.
  • Parippu pradhaman is prepared with green gram in jaggery and coconut milk.
  • Kadala pradaman is prepared with black gram in jaggery and coconut milk.
  • Chakka pradhaman is prepared with jackfruit in jaggery and coconut milk.

The different varieties of Payasam are

  • Chakka Payasam is prepared with jackfruit in sugar and coconut milk.
  • Pal Payasam is prepared with cooked rice, milk and coconut milk.
  • Palada Payasam is prepared with flakes of cooked rice, milk, and sugar.
  • Gothambu Payasam is prepared with broken wheat in sugar and coconut milk.
  • Kadala Payasam is prepared with black gram in sugar and coconut milk.

Parippu Payasam is prepared with green gram in sugar and coconut milk.

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  1. Chiranjiv says:

    what is the difference between prathaman and payasam