Kadala Parippu Pradhaman - Chana Dal and Banana Pradhaman
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
  • Chana dal or Kadala parippu- 1 cup
  • Water, to cook chana dal- 2 cups
  • Jaggery- 250 gm or depending on your sweet level (dissolved in ¾ cup water)
  • Banana- 1 (optional)
  • Thin Coconut milk- 2½ cups
  • Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
  • Whole Cardamom, crushed- 2
  • Cashew nuts, roasted in 2 tsp ghee- ¼ cup
  • Coconut slices, roasted in 2 tsp ghee- ¼ cup
  • Ghee- 3 to 4 tbsp
  1. In a pressure cooker, cook 1 cup chana dal along with 2 cups water till 2 to 3 whistles or till chana dal has cooked well.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium low heat, combine jaggery with water and let the jaggery dissolve in water completely. Keep aside the melted jaggery.
  3. Open the cooker lid after the pressure has subsided.
  4. Mash the chana dal with the back of a wooden spoon. Do not mash it to a very smooth paste.
  5. Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  6. Add 3 tbsp ghee, add the mashed chana dal to the ghee and saute for a few minutes till all the water dries off.
  7. Add the melted jaggery little by little and keep stirring till jaggery has combined well into the chana dal. Saute for a few minutes.
  8. Add the crushed whole cardamoms.
  9. If you are adding banana, you could add the mashed banana at this point. Combine well.
  10. Add the thin coconut milk, keep stirring, lower the heat to low and cook till the mixture has slightly thickened.
  11. Have a taste, if you need more sugar add more of the melted jaggery according to your needs.
  12. In the meantime, you could have the roasted cashew nuts and coconut slices ready.
  13. Add, the thick coconut milk, combine well and cook for a couple of minutes, do not boil it.
  14. Finally, add the roasted cashew nuts and coconut slices, combine well.
  15. Drizzle 1 tbsp ghee over the mixture.
  16. Remove the pan from the heat and keep it covered for sometime.
  17. Serve in a dessert bowl.
Adding banana is just optional.

Adjust the jaggery and coconut milk according to your preference.
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