Ada is a basic ingredient for palada payasam. Palada payasam is the traditional recipe which is made for onam. Home made ada is a traditional kerala recipe. I wanted to make ada last year itself, but due to sudden work I could not make it. Now for this year onam I made ada yesterday and it came out nicely. I dried in the hot sun. Don’t worry it will dry under the fan itself. If you make this at home you can keep this for about a year. Authentic ada can be made in banana leaf. If you don’t get banana leaf you can make it in the ilai vadam plate. But I made it in my thatte idly stand which is idle for more than one year.
Come let us see how to make Ada for Ada Pradhaman
- Raw rice – ½ cup
- Salt – pinch
- Coconut oil – for greasing the plate
Wash and soak the raw rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water and grind to a thick dosa batter consistency.
Grease the plate with little coconut oil and spread the batter like thin dosa. Steam cook for 10 minutes. Then peel the ada from the plate and cut it in to required size. Dry in the hot sun and store it in the container.
You soak it the water or hot water and use whenever you want.
If you get banana leaf you can try in that.
Don’t add more water while grinding.
If the batter is watery you can add rice flour and mix well.