Feb 15, 2011

Elai Adai

.Elai Adai is one of the popular sweets  in Kerala.It is made by jack fruit jam (Chakkavaratti or Coconut Poornam)
We use plantain leaf to make this. Cut the plantain leaf into small and  show on the fire to make them flexible.
Apply ghee and spread the rice paste and place the jack fruit jam in the center and steam them.It gives a special flavor to the adai. 

Sweet / Dessert
Elai Ada


Grated Coconut.......1cup
Powdered Jaggery...1/2 cup
Raw Rice...................1 cup
Cardamom Powder..1tsp
Salt........................a pinch
Banana Sheets ..........4


For the filling:
Adai/ Sweet
Elai Adai
  • In a kadhai, add the jaggery and a little water. 
  • When the jaggery dissolves, add the coconut and the cardamom powder and stir over a medium flame. 
  • Keep stirring till the water evaporates.
  • Add the ghee and then turn off the flame. 
  • *Note: This sweet filling can also be prepared slightly in advance and then stored in the refrigerator.

For the outer covering:
  • Soak raw rice for an hour. Grind it into a fine paste. 
  • Add a little water while grinding. Then, add a pinch of salt and mix well. 

  • Take banana leaves and heat them directly over the flame. 
  • Spread a little rice flour paste on the cut leaf in a round shape. 
  • Take about one teaspoon of the sweet filling and place them in the center of the rice flour paste.
  • Close the sides of the leaf carefully and arrange them on a plate with the folded side facing downwards. Prepare all the ‘adais’ in the same manner and then steam them for about 10 minutes. 
  • The adais are now ready to be served.  
  • Serve it hot along with the leaf. This tastes very good.
Storage tips:
  • You can prepare the coconut pornam or chakka varatti well in advance.
  • Any additional information:
  • Note: Alternatively, one can also use coconut poornam instead of  Jackfruit paste (Chakka Varatti)

1 comment:

  1. This is super... wonderfully made and I bet it tastes wonderful..


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