Kerala Style Chakka Ella Ada

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Rice flour – 2Cups
Coconut Oil – 1tsp +3tsp
Grated coconut – 1 1/2Cup
Jaggery – 200g
Ghee – 2tsp
Cardamom Powder – 1tsp
Jackfruit Halva or ripe jack fruit sliced – 1/2 cup
water – as required for preparing a thick batter
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 tsp
Banana Leaf without central strip or Aluminium Foil


1. Mix the Rice Flour with salt, sugar and 1 tsp of grated coconut.Add boiling water to the mix, and carefully stir well with a spoon.

2. When it turns warm, mix the dough with hand(preferably) and keep aside.

3. For filling of the Ada,in another pan mix the grated coconut with the grated jagery,jackfruit halva or sliced jack fruit and cardamom Powder.

4. Now on banana leaf or aluminuim foil spread coconut oil. From the dough take a handful spread it on banana leaf. If you find difficulty in spreading the dough dip your fingers in water and then try to spread again.

5. Spread 2 spoonfull of filling on it and fold the leaf carefully. Press the sides of the ada and carefully to seal it and place them in a steamer.

6. After 15 minitues ada will be completely cooked. To check whether its completely done, you just try to remove the sides of the leaf from ada. if its coming out clean, then ada is done and you can enjoy a sweet breakfast.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

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