Steamed Banana Leaf Pancake – Ela Ada


  • Wheat flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Banana – 3 nos
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Cardamon- 4 or 5 nos
  • Jaggery – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1 or 2 tsp


  • Heat water in a steamer and place idli mould.
  • Cover and boil them well.
  • Remove the lid and place the banana.
  • Then we have to steam banana for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Take a banana leaf and cut it into small sheets. Set aside.
  • Remove the lid and check whether the skin of the banana is starting to split in places.
  • Remove the steamed banana and allow it to cool.
  • Peel the steamed banana and set aside.
  • Then cut the steamed banana with a knife and remove the small seed.
  • Then mash the steamed banana with a spatula.
  • Take a bowl, add mashed bananas and jaggery.
  • Combine them well.
  • Then add the grated coconut, salt and crushed cardamom powder,mix them well.
  • Then add wheat flour and continue mixing thoroughly until the dough becomes smooth.
  • Place a lemon sized piece of dough in the centre of the banana leaf.
  • Then flatten it with your finger and fold the leaf on its four sides and set it aside.
  • Then they placed the adas into the steamer one by one.
  • Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Once it is ready, remove the adas from the steamer and set it aside.
  • Serve and enjoy the tasty steamed banana pancake with tea or coffee

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