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Makes: 6 to 7 nos


  1. Rice flour- 1 cup
  2. Boiling water- as required
  3. Salt- 1 pinch
  4. Banana leaves/Parchment paper- cut into rectangles 

For filling

  1. Grated jaggery-1/4 to 1/2 cup
  2. Water-2 tbsp 
  3. Grated coconut-3/4 cup
  4. Cumin powder-1 pinch (optional)
  5. Cardamom powder-1 pinch


  • Melt jaggery with 2 tbsp water over medium low heat.Switch off the stove and add grated coconut,cumin  powder and cardamom powder .Mix well and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl ,add rice flour and salt.Pour boiling water and mix well using a wooden spatula.Allow this to cool slightly and knead well to form a soft dough.
  • Take a lemon sized portion of the prepared dough and place it onto a piece of  banana leaf and flatten it using your finger tips to form a thin and even layer of dough on it.(If the dough is sticking to your fingers ,dip your finger tips in water once in between)  
  • Place a tablespoon of the prepared filling onto one half of the prepared layer and fold over the other half and press the sides gently to seal the edges.Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
  • Place this in a steamer and steam for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool slightly before serving.

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  • Reply
    Suja Manoj
    March 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Tempting clicks,yummy ela ada…love it

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    Rumana Rawat
    March 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Superb click..

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    chef and her kitchen
    March 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    love this..looks delicious

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    Amina Creations
    March 22, 2013 at 1:31 am

    delicious recipe… looks fantastic…

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    March 22, 2013 at 1:52 am

    delicious and nice clicks..

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    March 22, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Looks super delicious, sure would taste awesome in steamed banana leaves

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    March 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This looks so delicious and the presentation is absolutely stunning! I am so glad that I found your blog!

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    April 19, 2013 at 3:37 am

    This looks amazing! I've never had ela ada before but I really want to try them now!

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    November 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Can we use aluminium foil instead of banana leaf?

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      November 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Yes! you can use aluminium foil or parchment paper instead of banana leaf.

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    February 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Your work is commendable.!!!

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