It is the sweet dish jiski harr adaa pe sab hain ada! Yes! We are talking about Ada. The sweet dish from Kerela! One of many popular sugar heavens they have! Keep scrolling for more!
1) A typical Indian sweet and traditional Kerala delicacy, Ada or Ela Ada comprises rice parcels with sweet fillings encased in bread dough, steamed in banana leaves and served as a snack in the evening or for breakfast.
2) It can be seen even in parts of Tamil Nadu as well.
3) Coconut grated and rice flour are the two primary ingredients. Coconut shavings, sugar, or jaggery are the main components of this snack.
4) It is usually prepared on Onam. Poovada is made, in the tip end of the plantain leaf as the Nivedyam for Onam, into this ada goes, with the coconut filling, a sprinkling of the Thumbapoo, making it more festive. Sometimes a banana is also added in the filling that is coconut-jaggery-banana filling.
5) A version without maida can also be made by using rice flour alone, and it is not steamed but rather grilled or stewed.
6) Sometimes, the fillings inside ada would be Chakkavaratti (Jackfruit Jam). Ada is also given as Prasadam to devotees at temples in Kerala.
8) In the South, similar recipes can be found. Ela Ada is similar to Modak or Kozhukattai popular in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country and made especially during Ganesh Chaturthi and Patholi that uses turmeric leaves instead of banana leaves to steam the ada.
It is all about the sweet dosa of Kerela. If you try this dessert tell us in the comment section below!