Ella Ada Recipe-Steamed Rice Pancakes With Coconut & Jaggery Filling

Ella Ada is an Indian sweet and traditional Kerala delicacy, consisting of rice parcels encased in a dough made of rice flour, with fresh coconut and jaggery fillings, steamed in banana leaf and served as an evening snack. It is usually made during Onam. Ada is another version of Kozhukattai, but the flavor from banana leaves take its flavors up a notch.

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Ella Ada Recipe-Steamed Rice Pancakes With Coconut & Jaggery Filling
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 Ela Ada, is a Traditional Kerala delicacy. It is made of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, which is layered inside a dough made of  the rice flour and steamed in a banana leaf.It is usually prepared on Onam and goes well with any sadhya. 

In the South similar recipes can be found. Ela Ada is similar to Modak or Kozhukattai popular in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country and made especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and Patholi which uses turmeric leaves instead of banana leaves to steam the ada.

Serve these wonderful hot steamed Ela Ada as a sweet for the festivals like Onam along with a delicious kerala meal - Kerala Style Avial RecipeKerala Kadala Curry Recipe, Kerala Style Appam Recipe for a lunch or dinner.

Try our other festive sweet preparations

  1.   Baked Modak and Karanji/Gujiya Recipe
  2. Paruppu Payasam Recipe
  3. Besan Ladoo Recipe

 

 

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

14 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

34 M

Makes:

4-5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 5 Banana leaf , Pieces

How to make Ella Ada Recipe-Steamed Rice Pancakes With Coconut & Jaggery Filling

  1. To begin making Ela Ada Recipe, first keep a pan on the gas stove and bring water to boil. 

  2. Add boiling water, gradually, to the rice powder and mix using a wooden spatula/spoon. Once the mixture cools down a bit, knead with your hands to make a soft dough and keep aside.

  3. Next combine grated coconut and grated jaggery and cardamom powder with your hands till well combined.

  4. Take a piece of Banana leaf and place a lemon size dough in the centre of the leaf.

  5. Flatten the Ela Ada rice dough with wet fingers to get a nice and even flattened dough. Fill the Ela Ada dough with a teaspoon of coconut jaggery mixture on one side of the flattened dough and fold from the other side and press lightly. 

  6. Place the Ela Ada in a steamer/idli cooker and steam it for 10 minutes on high heat and turn off the heat.

  7. Once done, serve warm or at room temperature.

  8. Serve these wonderful hot steamed Ela Ada as a sweet for the festivals like Onam along with a delicious kerala meal - Kerala Style Avial RecipeKerala Kadala Curry RecipeKerala Style Appam Recipe for a lunch or dinner.

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