June 11, 2012

Ela Ada/Steamed Sweet Rice Coconut Parcel in Plantain Leaf - Kerala Recipe

Rice Flour : 1 cup
Grated Fresh Coconut : 1 cup
Powdered Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder : 1/2 tsp
Ghee : t tsp
A pinch of salt
Plantain Leaves
1.Slightly roast the rice flour for a couple of minutes and cool.
2.Combine the rice flour and salt in a wide bowl.
3.Add required boiling water to make a soft dough. Allow it to cool a little.
4.Grease your hands with oil / ghee and knead the dough till soft. The dough should be soft and smooth.
5.Mix the Powdered jaggery ,grated coconut and cardamom powder.

6.Divide the dough into medium or large size balls.
7. Place each ball in the center of plantain leaf and flatten it to form a thin round shape(poori shape). Place a tablespoon of coconut mixture on it and fold the leaf to seal the edges.
8. Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.
9. Now steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes in idly cooker or steamer. Switch off the flame and let them cool completely.
10. Take the steamed dumplings from the idly cooker, remove the plantain leaf and serve as a evening snack. 


  1. I love this jaggery preparation..used to eat in my friend's place.

  2. Looks tasty.can I have the piece please?beautiful click.

  3. wow...my fav.1 superb n yummy

  4. Love this recipe

  5. Absolutely delicious and a truly nice and interesting appearance :)