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GOK #6: Ada

GOK #6:  Ada
Ada or Ela Ada, is a traditional Kerala delicacy, consisting of rice parcels encased in a dough made of rice flour, with sweet fillings, steamed in banana leaf and served as an evening snack or as part of breakfast. 

Fine rice flour - 2 cups
Water - To prepare dough
Salt - To taste
Coconut scrapings - ½ coconut
Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
Sugar/Jaggery (melted with a little water and strained)

Boil water with salt. Pour the boiling water into therice flour, mix well and make a smooth dough. Mix the coconut scrapings, jaggery syrup/sugar and cardamom powder. Divide the dough into equal portions. Take a banana leaf, clean it and smear a few drops of water. Spread a rice ball on the leaf into a thick circle.

Place a tablespoon full of filling in the centre. Fold the leaf over and press the edge of the dough well. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough balls. Steam these in a steamer/Idli cooker till done.
Courtesy:  Sangeetha Menon