Elai Adai

by chithraviswanathan
A traditional Kerala sweet with Jackfruit jam(Chakka varatti)
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the outer covering:-
  • Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled rice - 1/2 cup
  • Salt(A pinch) -
  • Jaggery(Sharkkara) - 2 tsp
  • For the inner filling: -
  • Ripe jackfruit(minced, Chakka) - 1 cup
  • Jaggery)Sharkkara) - 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • or -
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Jackfruit jam(Chakka varatti) - 2 tbsp
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the outer covering:-
  • Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled rice - 1/2 cup
  • Salt(A pinch) -
  • Jaggery(Sharkkara) - 2 tsp
  • For the inner filling: -
  • Ripe jackfruit(minced, Chakka) - 1 cup
  • Jaggery)Sharkkara) - 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • or -
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Jackfruit jam(Chakka varatti) - 2 tbsp
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Instructions
  1. For the outer covering:- 1)Soak equal amounts of raw rice and boiled rice for 2 - 3 hrs.
  2. Grind them fine adding salt and jaggery.
  3. :- The consistency should be slightly (only) thinner than dosa batter.
  4. For the filling:- 1)If you are using fresh fruit, mince it fine, cook for a while and add jaggery and grated coconut.
  5. You should get the dough like consistency.
  6. If you are using chakka varatti , first mix grated coconut with powdered jaggery(this will be real sweet) and put it on fire and stir to make the filling.
  7. :- This can be done in the microwave for 4 - 5 mins.
  8. Add 2 tbsp(or less) of chakka varatti and mix well.
  9. Remove from flame.
  10. Take plantain leaves(this imparts the adai the real flavour) and cut them to roughly 6÷square pieces.
  11. Clean and show them over the stove for a few seconds to make them flexible.
  12. Spread 2 tbsp of the ground batter on the leaf like a thin dosa.
  13. Place 2 tbsp of the filling on top of it and fold it into half.
  14. Keep the steamer ready and steam 3 or 4 at a time for 7 - 8 mins.
  15. :- Serve hot or cold.
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curryadmin
Butterflies September 10, 2006 - 12:00 am

There is no way that a batter thinner than that of dosa consistency can be spread on a plantain leaf! It will ooze outta the leaf and mess up the whole place. The outer cover for the ada should be a soft dough made outta fine rice powder. Mix the rice powder with boiling salt water and prepare a soft dough. This should be spread on the leaf to make the outer cover for the ada. The rest of the recipe looks ok.

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