Monday, September 6, 2010

Ela Ada

Banana leaves and coconuts are readily available items in all households in Kerala.Thus Ada used to be the popular breakfast/snack item in Kerala.

Ingredients:

For dough:

2 cup rice flour(roasted)
3 cup water(may vary)
1/2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tbsp sugar
salt to taste

For filling:

2 cup grated coconut
1 cup grated jaggery
1 tbsp ghee
1 pinch sesame seeds
1 cardamom pod
1/4 tsp jeera powder
2 shallots sliced

Method:

Preparing the dough:
1.Boil the water with ghee,salt and sugar. Add rice flour and mix thoroughly.Switch off the flame.
2.When the mixture cools down mix thoroughly with hand until you get a smooth dough.

Preparing the filling:
1.Heat a pan and add ghee and sesame seeds.
2.Throw in the grated jaggery and let it melt.
3.Add grated coconut,jeera powder,cardamom and shallots. Mix well.

Assembling and cooking:
1.Make small balls out of the dough and spread them into circles on banana leaves.
2.Keep one or two spoon full of filling on one side of the circle and seal with the other side.
3.Steam cook the adas for 10- 15 minutes and serve hot.

PS: Adas can be frozen after assembling and can be steamed just before serving.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

A preferred tea time snack for us..

Reshmi said...

mouth watering ada....ente ammaye orma verunnu..

Shabs.. said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaunty!yes, this instantly reminded me of ur mom dhanya...ithu ammederecipe aano?>...my god...annathey aa taste ippolum vaayil ninnu maareettilla....pinney sukham thanney aaley?....did u knw that faji blogs too....she is a real cook da...enthellaam aanu aval undaakkunnathu...i just wish i could make it every day...ellaam....

Shanthi said...

Perfect Kerala dish. Tempting
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Kalathil said...

Thanks for the comments...

shabeena, this is ammas recipe...ninakku ithu valare ishtamaayathu enikku orma undu :)