January 3, 2012

Ela Ada / Vazhayila Ada / Ila Ada Recipe

Ela Ada / Ila Ada / Vazhayila Ada Recipe
Ingredients :
  • Rice Flour : 1 cup
  • Grated Fresh Coconut : 1 cup
  • Powdered Jaggery : 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee : t tsp
  • A pinch of salt
  • Plantain Leaves

Method :

1. Slightly roast the rice flour for a couple of minutes and cool. 

2. Combine the rice flour and salt in a wide bowl.  

3. Add required boiling water to make a soft dough. Allow it to cool a little. 

4. Grease your hands with oil / ghee and knead the dough till soft. The dough should be soft and smooth.  

5.Mix the jaggery and water in a pan. The amount of water should be just enough to soak the jaggery and make a thick syrup. 

6.Then add the grated coconut and cardamom powder to it and cook for a couple of minutes. Switch off the flame and cool.
7. Divide the dough into medium or large size balls. 

8. Place each ball in the center of plantain leaf and flatten it to form a thin poori. Place a tablespoon of coconut mixture on it and fold the leaf to seal the edges. 

9. Repeat the same process with rest of the dough. 

10. Now steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes in idly cooker or steamer. Switch off the flame and let them cool completely. 

11. Take the steamed dumplings from the idly cooker, remove the plantain leaf and serve as a evening snack.


  1. you make me drool. anything with jaggery is heavenly to me. Add coconut to it and it is perfect. i will have to make it when I visit India. miss banana leaves

  2. We use a slightly different method in making these. Looks delicious!

  3. Ila ada looks delicious. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous New year.

  4. Tempting clicks! Reminds me of sweet kozhukkattai! :P:P

  5. Nice traditional recipe !! looks YUM !!

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  6. I'm drooling , beautiful clicks too

  7. Lovely post.Have learned a new way of making kozhukattai.

  8. Looks very nice and very mouthwatering.

  9. My mom makes this and I just love it. Perfectly done

  10. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Looks lovely and yummy.

  11. we call it iraddiya.. mom makes it exactly like this, looks great!

  12. Woww marvellous ila ada,wish to have some.

  13. The banana leaf always givea nice falvour to the ada...looks yummy

  14. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious sweet....

  15. I have been dreaming of this for a while. We make it with turmeric leaves which adds a nice flavour. The pictures look so good

  16. I love it and gonna make it tonight. If you do not have banana leaves try parchment paper instead.


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