Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pazham Pradhaman / Kheer with Ripe Plantain

Pazham pradhaman is my husbands favorite kheer.  It is made from ripe nenthra pazham or bananas cooked in thick jaggery syrup and coconut milk . 

How to make Kerala Traditional Pazham Pradhaman ?

Ingredients :

Really ripe banana: 2
Jaggery :  1/2Cup
Ghee : 5tbsp
Dried Coconut Slices : 1/4Cup, cut into thin slices
Cashews : 1tbsp
Raisins : 1tbsp
Cardamom Powder : 1/2tsp
First extract of Coconut milk : 1/2Cup
Second extract of coconut milk : 1Cup


1.  Melt jaggery on a medium flame for 15minutes. Heat the filtered syrup again on a low flame to make it thick.

2.Pressure cook the chopped bananas and keep aside to cool. Now peel of the skin and remove the string of black seeds in the middle neatly.

3. Using a mixer mash the cooked plantain. There should not be any lumps.

4. In a heavy bottom vessel, heat 3tbsp of ghee and golden fry the dry coconut slices, cashews and raisins in same order.

5.  Add the mashed banana along with the jaggery to the same vessel and combine well. Add remaining ghee and keep stirring till it starts to stick to the bottom of vessel.

6. At this stage add the second extract of coconut milk and combine slowly. When it boils add the first extract of coconut milk and cook in low flame.

7. Add the cardamom powder and turn off the flame.

8. Garnish with golden fried coconut slices, cashews and raisins

9. Enjoy!!!  :)



  1. kheer looks sooo delicious ...using banana sounds very interesting ...


  2. I have heard of this many times but have never had it before.. Your post is making me feel like having it right away. Book marked. Will try it out soon :)

  3. Such a droolworthy and delectable pazham pradhaman, beautiful clicks!

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  4. Super payasam da...Adipoli aytund tto...

  5. never tried this yummy sweet dish.picture looks very vibrant

  6. awesome click lena.. im a big fan of kerala kheers..

  7. wowww..this looks yummy. wonderful snap Lena

  8. snap is too tempting Lena.. love to have it right now.

  9. Looks really tempting....very yummy..never had this..

  10. ente fav amma used to do this...looks perfect~!

  11. Nice kheer. Looks very tempting.
    Thanks for trying my Mushroom biryani and letting me know that you liked them Lena.

  12. I dont think I've ever had a ripe plantain. Sounds delicious.
    Re: your comment about frosting a cake: you want to make sure the layers are even & straight - you can cut it with a bread knife or twine, brush off all the crumbs, and then you want to 'seal' the cake (I have tips for doing that on my blog w/blackberry cake recipe)

  13. That's a very interesting recipe..never heard of this before..looks amazingly delicious!!

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  14. Wonderful and perfect

  15. Hi,
    This looks yummy and tasty, I would prepare it and add it to my website too. I have had this once in my friend's house.