an is a sweet dish made of flakes of cooked rice, milk, and sugar. A Sadhya, “big feast” in Malayalam is not completed without this dessert. Instant Palada pradhaman mix is available with which I thought of making PALADA PAL KESARI. Since it's Xmas, a kesari wouldn't do the job right? Why not a cake! Yea, it's Palada pal kesari calendar this Xmas! You guys gotta try this out in your ovens and enjoy this awesome fusion cake! And yeah, forgot to tell you something, I bagged first prize for a cake baking competition conducted by caico! Hope you guys enjoy this too.
INGREDIENTS FOR PAALADA KESARI
INSTANT PAALADA PAAYASAM MIX - 2 cups
Milk - 4 cups
Ghee - 2 tsps
INGREDIENTS FOR THANDAI MASALA
Almonds - handful
Milk - 3 tbsps
Melon seeds - 1 tbsp
Green cardamom - 3 pods
Pista - 4 nos
White pepper - 4 nos
Black pepper - 2 nos
Rose petals or rose water - 6 to 10 petals or 2 tsps of rose water
Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp
Poppy seeds - ¼ tsp
Saffron -a pinch
METHOD OF MAKING THANDAI MASALA
Soak the melon seeds, and almonds for two hours.
Soak saffron separately in a tsp of milk.
After two hours blend melon seeds ,almonds and other ingredients together to a paste and keep it aside.
METHOD FOR MAKING PAALADA KESARI
Boil four cups of milk in a pan and add two cups of instant paalada payasam mix and cook it on a medium flame adding two tsps of ghee.
Cook on low flame till the moisture evaporates,and until the kesari starts to leave the sides of the panRemove from fire and allow it to cool. Paalada paal kesari is ready.
METHOD FOR MAKING PAALADA PAAL KESARI CAKE.
Whipping cream -1cup
Icing sugar -4 cups
Thandai masala - 4 tbsps
Beat the cream with paddle attachment of mixer, keeping the mixer on low speed.
Turn up speed to medium add thandai masala and beat well until desired spreadable consistency is reached.
Spread evenly on the cake and decorate the cake as you wish.
ABOUT THANDAI MASALA
Thandai, or sardai, is a cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. This drink,common in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan - mostly in Peshawar, Swat, Charsadda, Banaras / Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is thought to be an energy drink. It is native to India Virar and is often associated with the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival. The consumer of this Thandai is mostly from Rajasthan and Northern India.