October 17, 2012

Ela Ada / Vazhailla Ada / Ila Ada

      
           This is a classic recipe from kerala. i cannot imagine how fast my 75 years old grandma can make this. i learned from her and i can say i second this professionaly after my granny in our home. Though i helped her for the second set of preparation, i felt her preparation picture will make this special. 



            To be true it might be a bit lengthy process for the one who is trying them for first time but with someone to help, it is easy. you can enjoy them making with your kids...am sure they will have fun helping. we can make this with jaggery or without. we can steam them or toast.


Ingredients:

Rice flour (Idiyapam flour)       -  1-1/2 cups
Grated coconut                       -   1 cup
Jaggery (Powdered/Grated)     -  1/2 cup
Salt                                       -   To taste
Coconut oil / Cooking oil          -   1 tablespoon
Luke warm water                      -   As needed
Banana leaf ( slitted from side to square pieces)     

Method to prepare batter:
  • Take a bowl and add rice flour, salt, coconut oil.
  • Add sufficient water (luke warm), mix well. Batter should be thick enough to spread(little thicker than idli batter)
Note : Do not add water together. add little by little and mix to required consistency.

Method to arrange in the banana leaf:
  • Take about a karandi full of batter and Spread it in equal thickness.leave a inch from the border.
  • Take some grated coconut, sprinkle on one side of the batter. Next sprinkle jaggery(avoid jaggery if u don't require it sweet) and close the leaf.
Note : Place the banana leaf(see the picture in the process explanation photos) in such a way the lines in the leaf are horizontal to you. this helps from avoiding the leaf cracking while folding in the end

Method to arrange in the steaming pot/idli stand:
  • When the water boils and steam starts place a idli stand.
  • layer about 2 or 3 ada set(depends on the pot used).
  • now keep the stems of the banana leaf on the below layer.
  • next arrange the second layer(this helps the steam to pass through and cook the arranged layers)
  • steam them for 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame or until u feel its cooked.


Batter Preparation pictures



Take a bowl and add rice flour,salt,coconut oil,luke warm water.

Mix them thick to spreading consistency(like the end picture shows)


Arrangement pictures

Take about a karandi full of batter and Spread it in equal thickness.leave a inch from the border.
                      Take some grated coconut, sprinkle on one side of the batter. Next sprinkle jaggery                        (avoid jaggery if u don't require it sweet) and close the leaf.

Steaming pictures

After water boils and steam starts, place idli stand. layer one set, keep the banana stem in between and then arrange the remaining. steam them for 10 to 15 minutes.

They are super delicious...enjoy them!



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