Ela Ada

Ela Ada

Ela Ada

This is a traditional snack from Kerala  This again is my grandma's masterpiece. This is healthy and delicious preparation. No oil only steaming.
I thank my grandma that she made this for me. I miss my Kerala so much.


Rice- 1 cup
Water- Little
Salt a pinch

For stuffing:

Coconut- 1
Vellum(Jaggery)- 1 cup
Banana leaves- 5-6

Ela Ada

Ela Ada

Ela Ada

For Stuffing:
  • Shred coconut and powder jaggery.
For batter:
  • Soak rice for 1 hour and drain water.
  • Spread rice in a clean towel and dry for 30 minutes.
  • Dry grind soaked rice with a pinch of salt.
  • Dry roast this powder.
  • Make a thick batter by sprinkling some hot water.
  • Batter is ready.
  • Take clean plantain leaf and place a ball of batter.
  • Press it and spread it on the leaf (Refer picture)
  • Place some shredded coconut and jaggery.
  • Close the plantain leaf as show in the picture.
  • Steam cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


  1. Wow!!! nice one!! We generally make ela ada with jackfruit (chakka varatti)

    1. Thank you Ruchi. Oh wow.. with Chakka varati.. Have not tasted that.. Next time will try that..

  2. I haven't had this for a long time now - years I guess :( Yours look very delish!

  3. so delicious and so authentic!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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