Monday, December 20, 2010


Ingredients :

Rice Flour : 1 1/2Cup
Cumin Seeds : 1 1/2 tsp
Water : 1 3/4 Cup
Ghee : 1tsp
Shredded Coconut : 1/2Cup
Cardamom Powder : 1/2tsp(optional)
Salt : 1/2tsp++
Banana Leaf

Method :

1. Heat ghee in a pan and add shredded coconuts, Cardamom powder, cumin seeds and enough salt, saute for few seconds and let it combine in low flame. Keep aside.

2. Allow water to boil in a heavy bottom vessel and add salt and rice flour (tip: stir continuesly to avoid formation of lumps).

3. When water is absorbed completely transfer it to another bowl and wrap with a white cloth (optional)

4. Allow the dough to cool and then knead it well with your hands.

5. Now on banana leaf spread coconut oil. From the dough take a handful and spread it on banana leaf. If you find difficulty in spreading the dough, dip your fingers in water and then then do it.

6. Spread 2spoonfull 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 or place them on a chappathi tawa.

7. Cook for 15-20minutes. Serve hot as a breakfast / Tea time snack.


  1. My favorite..delicious poovada,healthy breakfast.

  2. love traditional dishes and this one looks incredible. wish could have tasted some.

  3. Adipoli. Kallam koru aayi ithu kazhichittu.

  4. Poovada looks superbly made. Great Recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. i love this.. steam cheyyunnathinekkal enikku dosakkallil chudunnathanu ishtam

  6. looks delicious.. we wont get banana leaf here easily :(

  7. That is healthy and yummy dear..

  8. looks really good. This is a great tea-time snack.

  9. innovative recipe ..sounds delicious n yummy..:)
    Tasty appetite

  10. my favourite! v make it the same way.. lovely snaps.want to grab one.. or is it two? :)

  11. This sounds very interesting and delicious!

  12. Never tasted this one, looks yum!

  13. I love all these kerala dishes. Looks delicious.

  14. Traditional and delicious recipe.. thanks for the recipe :)

  15. hi lena, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. You are bringing me to a new discovery of indian food, shall drop by more often. Cheers!!