Monday, September 29, 2014

Ela Ada (Version -1)

Raw rice - 1 cup
Grated coconut ¾ cup 
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom seeds 2-3, crushed 
Banana leaf 6-8 nos (alternately you can use parchment paper if banana leaves are not available) 
Water- As needed

Clean and soak rice over night or 3 hrs.Grind in a mixer with less water. Dough should  be of tight consistency.
Meanwhile wash and cut the banana leaves into rectangular shapes. Place each ball on the banana leaf and flatten them thinly on to the leaf with your fingertips or hand palm (Dip your fingertips occasionally in water as it helps the flattening easy.
In a bowl, mix together grated coconut , Crushed cardamom  and sugar. Keep this aside. Place a tablespoon or two of the coconut- sugar mixture onto one side of the dough. Fold the leaf from the other side and seal edges by pressing with our fingers. Set aside. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough.
Steam cook for 20-30 minutes in an idli cooker or steamer. 
Switch off flame and take the ada outside and allow to cool for 10-12 minutes before serving. You can either serve it on the banana leaf itself or take it off onto a plate ..Serve warm....

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