Pazham Pradhaman/Banana Payasam

Pazham Pradhaman

Happy Onam to all Keralites!!

Onam is a state festival of Kerala.Today is Thiruvonam, the main day of the festival.There are lot of things associated with Onam. Among them Onasadya (feast) has an important role. Sadya will serve in banana leaf  and consists of around 26 dishes. Payasam is one among them. It can be any type of pradhaman,Parippu payasam,semiya payasam,pal payasam etc. Today I would like to share the recipe of pazham pradhaman or banana payasam. This is a popular dessert served in traditional Kerala sadya. From the varieties of bananas, ripe plantain is used for this.


  • Ripe plantain(ethapazham) – 2
  • Jaggery syrup – 1 cup
  • Thin coconut milk – 1.5 cups
  • Thick coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts / Raisins – 10-15
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder roasted – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee – 2 tablespoon


  1. Steam the bananas till it is cooked well. Remove the outer skin and split it into two and de-seed them.Mash the bananas to a paste.
  2. Melt jaggery with 1/4 cup water and remove the impurities by straining.Keep it aside.
  3. In a heavy bottomed pan add mashed banana paste.Add jaggery syrup into this and cook them on a medium flame by stirring continuously.
  4. When it becomes thick add ghee and mix well. Add thin coconut milk.Boil till the mix is slightly thick.Stir and cook for few minutes.
  5. Add thick coconut milk along with cardamom powder and mix well.Do not allow it to boil.Switch off the heat. Sprinkle dry ginger and roasted cumin powder.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan,fry cashews,raisins(you can add coconut bits also) and add this over the payasam and mix well.Let it rest for a couple of hours so that the payasam turns thicker during this time.

 Pazham Pradhaman

I would like to send this recipe to The Recipe Hunter  for the Recipe Exchange. Do check out the blog and their recipe exchange project.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks great , made me order from a local restaurant.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Hehe..Hope you had a delicious dessert!!


  2. Thank you so much for the pingback and mention on your blog. Hope your followers will also join us. I will schedule this for release Nov 25th.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      you are welcome…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Feel free to submit more recipes as and when you can.

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  3. maha says:

    payasam looks tasty n delicious,.

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  4. swati Paathak says:

    Looks delicious…nice click

    Liked by 1 person

  5. navane64 says:

    Oh-my! Just so good to tuck into after offering to god. Loved.

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  6. That looks very yummy Anu!…Eager to try it:)


  7. Just dropping you a note to say that I notice you did get the pingback as your post released. The link
    Hope you will participate in the newly upcoming monthy exchange event as well starting 1 December.

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