Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Ela Ada


Rice powder – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 2 cups
Butter – 1 tsp
Sugar – ¾ cup
Plantain leaves (cut into square pieces) – few
Salt – a pinch
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp 

Method of Preparation:

Boil ½ cup of water. To the boiling water add rice powder along with a pinch of salt. Mix it and make it smooth dough. Remove from the flame. Mix sugar, cardamom powder and coconut in a bowl. Flatten the dough in plantain leaves. Spread it like a thin sheet with your fingers. Place the coconut mixture in the center and fold it. Steam it.


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