This is a classic dish of Kerala and it is made in many different varieties. Popularly known as ADA. A simple sweet dish that could be prepared in many different ways and could be had for tea or even as a breakfast snack. It tastes great when made on banana leaves, but for people like me who live in metros, banana leaves are a scarcity.Yet I do make them and they are great, even without the leaves….
Serves – 4-5
Rice Flour – 3 cups
Hot water – 1 – 1 1/2 cups
Salt – 1/ 2 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut – 2 cups
Light brown Sugar – 3 tbsp
. Boil water and keep aside. In a large bowl, mix the rice flour, salt, and about 1/4 tsp cardamom powder and water and make a smooth dough consistency.
. In another bowl, for the filling, mic the grated coconut, brown sugar and the remaining cardamom powder and keep aside. ( Other options for brown sugar are jaggery or even normal white sugar.)
. Roll a bill ball from the dough and on a slightly buttered plate, flatten the dough with your palm. When flattened well, put a spoon-full and a little of the filling and fold back into half.
. Place the prepared pancake into a steamer and stem for about 5-10 mins.
. Great sweet pancakes are ready.
Note : I have another version of this which I usually make for my kids and not for guests….lol…
Here I use wheat powder and jaggery. I make a dough with wheat flour, salt, jaggery and water ( normal temp). Roll a ball and then flatten the same way and steam them. The only difference is that here the stuffing is not there, instead all together and no coconut.