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Prathamams Recipe

Prathamams is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
No Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - Rice flour (as per note).
  • 1 tbsp - ghee.
  • 1 tbsp - sugar.
  • 1 cup - soft Jaggery grated or crushed.
  • 4 cups - fresh Coconut grated without brown skin (for Coconut Milk as per note).
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger powder.
  • 1/2 tsp- cumin powder.
  • 1/2 tsp- Cardamom powder.
  • Banana leaf squares (approx. 6-7 inches).
  • How to Make Prathamams:

    1. Make a thick batter of rice flour, water and 1/2 tbsp melted ghee.
    2. Batter should coat back of spoon when poured.
    3. Warm leaf a bit over fire, spread a ladleful batter over it.
    4. Leave a side margin to avoid over running.
    5. Roll and secure with twine, if required.
    6. Place rolls in a perforated compartment of a steamer.
    7. Pour water to boil in the lower compartment, fix shut.
    8. Put on fire, allow to cook for 10-12 mins.
    9. Remove from fire, cool and untie.
    10. Peel and cut into small pieces.
    11. Dissolve 1/2 cup water and jaggery, strain into deep vessel.
    12. Boil mixture to one thread consistency.
    13. Add pieces of rice batter and rich coconut milk.
    14. Cook and simmer till reduced to 3/4 in volume. Add medium coconut milk, stir.
    15. Add sugar, stir to dissolve, allow to boil.
    16. Simmer and cook, stirring frequently till thickened.
    17. Dissolve cumin, cardamom, ginger powders in 1/2 cup thin milk.
    18. Add to mixture, allow to simmer, till thickened. If too thick, one may add some thin milk, and bring to a boil.
    19. Check sweetness, every time coconut milk is added, and adjust sugar if required.
    20. Serve hot.


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