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How to make Ada for Ada Pradhaman / Paalada | Homemade Ada Recipe

Homemade Ada Recipe

Learn how to make Ada for Ada Pradhaman /palalda Pradhaman /Payasam.
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 to 1.5 cups

  1. Unakkalari /Raw rice – 1/2 cup( see notes)
  2. Ghee – 1 tsp
  3. Sugar – 1 tsp
  4. Water – to prepare batter
  5. Banana leaves,cut into rectangles – as required


  • Wash and soak rice in plenty of water for about 1 hour.

  • Drain the water completely and spread the rice on a clean kitchen towel and allow it to dry for about 30 to 45 minutes.


  • Transfer it to a blender and grind to form a fine powder.

  • Sieve it to remove any leftover grains.Next add ghee and sugar to the rice flour.

  • Add sufficient water and mix well form a smooth batter ( like dosa batter).Meanwhile boil water in a large pot.

  • Take a piece of banana leaf and drizzle the batter over it.Roll it gently and tie with a string. 


  • Once the water comes to a rolling boil,add the rolled banana leaves and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now remove the rolls from water .Peel the ada carefully.

  • Cut it into small squares and wash the ada if it is sticky.Soak ada in hot water until required.

    • You may  use pachari if unakkalri is not available.
    • You can also use unroasted rice flour to prepare ada.In that case just add sugar ,ghee and water to the flour and mix to form the batter.
    • For Ada Pradhaman ,cut the ada into slightly larger pieces.

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            • Reply
              nandoos kitchen
              August 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

              mom usually makes it this way. I am too lazy to make it.. Nice one indeed.

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              Happy’s Cook
              August 9, 2014 at 2:20 am

              Lovely presentation….I wanted to try this soon…

            • Reply
              September 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm

              Instead of grinding into powder, can we add water and make the batter?

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              April 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm

              What is the shell life for this adai?

              • Reply
                April 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm

                you should use it the same day..

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