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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.