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Ela Ada – Guest contribution from Nimisha Arun

July 7, 2015

Ela ada recipe:

Nimisha is a business writer, now settled in Bahrain. She is my friend and ex-colleague. Stitching and painting are her passions. She relishes Ela Ada – an authentic Kerala delicacy prepared by her mother and has now shared the recipe on Sarah’s Kitchen.

Ela ada

Ingredients:

1 cup rice flour
2 cup water
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup jaggery
Cardamom powder
Banana leaves ( cut in square shape)
Salt

Method:

1. Mix rice flour with warm water and salt in a vessel. Add water slowly and keep mixing the flour until you get to a consistency where the dough should be non sticky to your hand and the vessel.

2. Take the rectangularly cut banana leaf and spread the dough over it using your fingers

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3. Over the dough spread the grated coconut. Take jaggery and grate it over the coconut spread using a grater. Sprinkle cardamom powder(optional).

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4. Now slowly fold the banana leaf and gently press it so that the sides of the dough gets sealed.

5. Place the folded leaves in a idli steamer and steam it for 8-10 minutes. Switch off the stove.

6. Remove the leaves and slice the ada inside into two halves. Now your ela ada is ready to be eaten.

After steaming PIC:

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Happy cooking!

 

 

 

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