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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ilayappam / Ila Ada

Ilayappam  /  Ila  Ada is a tasty sweet snack wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in steam .


  • Rice Flour -2 cup
  • Grated Fresh Coconut -  1  cup
  • Jaggery - ½  cup
  • Ghee -1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Boiled water - required to make dough
  • Plantain Leaves

  • Roast the rice flour lightly. 
  • Add Boiled Water and Salt to rice flour and make a soft dough like chappathi dough.  
  • Allow to cool the dough. 
  • Grease banana leaves with little ghee.  
  • Add little water to jaggery  and boil make a thick syrup. 
  • Add the grated coconut to it and cook for 2  minutes and let it cool.
  • Make the dough into small balls.
  • Flatten the dough on a rectangular banana leaf  as thin as possible using finger tips (use little water).
  • Put a spoonful of coconut mixture on it and spread it in one half of the ada.
  • Fold the banana leaf in half and fold the the edges to seal. 
  • Continue the same process with rest of the dough. 
  • Steam the ada in a steamer till cooked. 
  • Remove the banana leaves when it cools completely.


  1. Delicious..Awesome Recipe


  2. ayyo..its my all time favorite......adipoli....have to hire some banana leaves from some where, here uts very difficult to get it.....

  3. absolutely love ila ada...drooling

  4. My favorite as well..yummy!!Made perfect!
    Erivum Puliyum

  5. wow...looks wonderful...perfectly made :-)