Wednesday, August 19, 2009

RICE ADA / Ela Ada- A SWEET WAY TO START A DAY

This is a traditional Kerala breakfast, it is also known as "Ela Ada". This is made in banana leaf. You can make this ada using rice flour, wheat flour or with ragi flour.



Ingredients :

Rice flour : 2Cups
water : 3.5Cups
Salt
Coconut Oil : 1tsp +3tsp
Banana Leaf : without central strip
Grated coconut : 1 1/2Cup
Jaggery : 200g
Ghee : 2tsp
Cardamom Powder : 1tsp
Ripe Plantain : 1, chopped




Method :

1. Boil water in a vessel that can be used to mix the flour. When water boils, add salt and oil(1tsp). On a low flame add the rice flour slowly and mix. After closing the vessel with a tight lid turn off the flame.

2. When it turns warm, mix the dough with hand(preferably) and keep aside.

2. Make "Sarkkarappavu" by melting jaggery with enough water. Melt jaggery on a medium flame for 15minutes. Filter this when it becomes cool. Heat it again on a low flame to make it thick.




3. For the filling add grated coconut, jaggery(sarkkarappavu), ghee, banana and cardamom powder in a pan. Mix well till the filling becomes thick.



4. Now on banana leaf spread coconut oil. From the dough take a handful spread it on banana leaf. If you find difficulty in spreading the dough dip your fingers in water and then try to spread again.

5. Spread 2spoonfull of filling on it and fold the leaf carefully. Press the sides of the ada and carefully to seal it and place them in a steamer.

6. After 15minitues ada will be completely cooked. To check whether its completely done, you just try to remove the sides of the leaf from ada. if its coming out clean, then ada is done and you can enjoy a sweet breakfast.

7. You can get recipe of ragi ada and detailed snaps in Simply spicy.

46 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and nice clicks dear

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  2. Awesome pictures...I could have this even as a dessert :)

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  3. Wow thats lovely traditional recipe lena, looks too good! Take care dear :)

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  4. Thats wonderful authentic recipe u have posted... looks so good and wish to try this soon...Take care..

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  5. Nice to see u back with a delicious looking bfast.

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  6. :)! CONGRATS, Sweetie!!!...
    In fact,Swapna and myself were wonderfing why you were not visible on our places lately.. :)!!

    Take care..and when I say this I really mean it..:)!

    I just LOVE Ila ada though have never tried..reminds me of the "prasadam" we used to receive from a Sun God temple in Kerala..
    I have bookmarked, Lena.. :)

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  7. Congrats Lena... was very happy to hear that good news from you... take care and eat well and enjoy this period :)
    Ila ada looks yummy... have had it many times in friends house back home... just miss the banana leaves here or would have tried....

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  8. Thanks Lena for those lovely comments, keep visiting! Looks like u have some gud news in....Congrats, take gud care of you!!

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  9. Looks so delicious,have never tasted,wish to taste some Lena!!

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  10. Hey kuttiss..didnt know you are back..glad to hear from u da..take care ok..I'd advise you to go home n stay there..Pune is not very safe n we cant take risk at this stage no..:)..I am doing all good da..:)
    ..n eat more of that ada ok..with lotsa ghee n sharkkara..yummoo..this is the only time u can gulp in such things gulit free lle..:D..this one dish reminds me so much of amma..:)
    hugs

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  11. thats an interesting recipe..new to me

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  12. Hye very interesting and traditional recipe ..Thanks for sharing !:)

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  13. wow! such a lovely presentation! looks great!

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  14. Wow... like always nice click..

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  15. Thank you Bharathy, Padma and Varsha..... :)

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  16. Such a delicious dish!looks tremendous...

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  17. Very new to me......looks delish.....

    Congrats baby.....just saw u r comment in Bhags blog...so dropped to leave wishes...take care....enjoy the best period in ur life...

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  18. WOW... what a classic recipe... looks very delicious.. mouth watering clicks!!

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  19. I have this recipe too. I will post it some time.Nalla adipoli pics lena.Send me some ada now:)

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  20. Hi Lena, thanks for stopping by my blog and for ur lovely comments dear. Such a great blog yaar, i loved ur authentic Kerala recipes. My mom loves kerala recipes like unni appam, puttu, ericherry, ela adda etc and now i know where to stop for delicious kerala recipes. Will be frequently visiting dear, keep in touch:)

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  21. arrey grandma used to make this...even mom doesnt make..if i try and make it using ur recipe, it will ba visual treat to everyone at home...thanks so much :)

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  22. Sounds delicious & yummy.. u have a wonderful blog & delicious recipes..

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  23. Sweet and delicious,my little one with big sweet tooth would love this :D

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  24. I dont wanna c this Lena,its my all time fav..recipe is still my draft to be posted which i made on Vishu,he he..Mahi is expert in making ila ada,thinnan njanum..yum yum yum...

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  25. Makes me nostalgic... ela adai looks sooo....delicious.

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  26. You have been tagged, pls visit my blog and accept it :)

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  27. superb reshmin...
    We call it ella appam...
    It taste really awsome...

    thanks for the recipe for non south indians....

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  28. Hi Lena,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for ur lovely comments dear. I love your authentic kerala recipes. Will be frequently visiting dear, keep in touch....

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  29. Very tempting dish. Lovely click. There is something waiting for u dear. Plz collect it.

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  30. Very yummy dish!! It looks so nice and soft and fluffy!!

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  31. Hi lena, thank u for visiting my blog and for ur comments....i love rice ada...my mom used to do this....i miss everything:-(

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  32. hmm.looks nice.have heard abt it , but not tasted..:) plz accept the award from my blog:)

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  33. Oh boy! That looks awesome. But where on earth am I going to get plantain leaves here... I wish I had them!

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  34. Happy ganesh chaturthi to you & your family dear :)
    Rice ada looks Divine....
    Soup 'N Juice Event is going on in my blog.Please do participate in it.

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  35. I love your dish... We have a similiar one in Orissa - havent eaten it in ages...

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  36. Lena, hope you are doing good :)..
    I have a few surprises waiting for you in my place ..:)!!

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  37. woww...amazing Lena..never tasted this...

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  38. this looks appetizing.....it was a nice read...got to know more about u

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  39. Ada looks so delicious Lena!!! Lovely click!

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  40. The Ada is so well presented here...loved the recipe...cheers

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