an authentic recipe of Kerala . It is steamed in banana leaf and has a wonderful flavor.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Grated Coconut
  • Salt To taste
  • Sugar/Jaggery powder As required, only for making sweet Ada
  • Some small pieces of plantain leaves are also required for making Ada)


  • Mix the rice flour with water (preferably hot water) and salt and make a dough of it.
  • Take some of the dough and put it in the plantain leaf and spread it within the leaf by applying some coconut oil/ghee/water on the palm
  • Then put some grated coconut on half part of the spreaded dough (if need sweet Ada, then add some sugar/jiggery powder on top of the coconut
  • Fold the leaf as shown in the picture
  • Heat the Dosa making stone or frying pan and place the folded plantain leaf containing the dough, on it and cook it in low flame.
  • After about 5 to 10 minutes, turn the ada to other side and cook it further and when both side of the ada is cooked well take it out from the stone/pan, take the Ada from the leaf and change it into a plate/casserole.
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  • This Ada can be served with morning/evening tea as tiffin.
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