For making the batter for ada:-
1)Soak rice for 1 hr, strain very well and dry in a cloth for 2 hrs.
Grind it to a fine powder in a mixer grinder and sieve through a fine sieve.
To this, add 2 tsp melted ghee, 2 tsp sugar & medium hot water to get the consistency of dosa batter.
1)Soak rice for 1 hr, strain & grind very fine adding water little by little.
Add 2 tsp melted ghee & 1 tsp maida & make it to the consistency of dosa batter.
For making ada:-
1)Take plantain leaves & cut them into 6" squares roughly.
Show them on the gas for a few seconds to make them flexible.
Boil plenty of water in a big broad vessel like pressure cooker.
Take 2 tbsp batter and spread on the back side of the leaf.
Roll it and tie with strings on both ends and immediately drop in boiling water.
Do this, till the whole batter is used up.
When they are well cooked, they float on top.
:- Alternately, you can steam them 3 or 4 at a time in a steamer.
Remove, strain and scrape out the adas and wash in plenty of water 3 or 4 times changing the water to remove the stickiness.
For making coconut milk pradaman:-
Grate the coconut & take 1/4 cup of 1st milk, 1 1/2 cups of 2nd milk and 2 cups of 3rd milk.
Heat up the vessel.
Add 3rd milk, jaggery and sugar and boil on a medium flame for 10 mins.
Add 2nd milk and boil for 5 mins.
Add the 3rd milk and remove at once from the stove, stirring thoroughly.
Add 1 tsp of cardamom powder and mix well.
:- Home made ada is very soft & well worth the trouble of making.