Nostalgic Kerala Recipe – Ela Ada


  • Rice flour – 2 cup
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 ½ cup
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Cardamom – 3 or 4 nos
  • Ghee – 2 or 3 tsp
  • salt – 1 or 2 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Banana leaf – 1


  • First we have to crush cardamom and cumin seed then set aside.
  • Heat a idli steamer with water.
  • Take a large bowl add rice flour ,salt and mix it well.
  • Then pour sufficient amount of water and mix well and set aside.
  • Heat oil in apan add jaggery and water mix well and boil it well ,then filter it and set aside.
  • Again heat another pan add grated coconut and saute for some minutes.
  • Then add jaggery water and crushed cardamom cumin powder mix it well and saute for some
    minutes .
  • Now add some ghee and mix it well,remove from fire and keep a side for cooling the mixture.
  • Then warm the banana leaves and cut it into pieces .
  • Take a lemon size dough and flatten over a banana leaf with fingers.
  • Then place a small amount of jaggery mix and spead it .
  • Again fold half and press gently on sides.
  • Then place and steam until it is well cooked .
  • Remove from lid of the steamer and set aside.
  • serve and enjoy ela ada with tea..

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