Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Homemade Ada

How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman
Ada prathaman is one of my favourite onam sadhya recipes so this year wanted to give a try at home. I am so happy to welcome each festival well in advance for blogs sake and learning new recipes that I have never thought I would. I first mailed Bharathy asking about how difficult it is to make ada at home....Because usually the first time I try any new dish I somehow feel to try it from the scratch...and may be after that I take the short route ;) Thanks so much Bharathy for all the tips you gave and for also motivating me to go ahead with home made ada.

I tried making this ada last week but cudnt make ada pradhaman with it the same day and click it so ended up making milk payasam with it :) So made ada pradhaman 2 days later with readymade store bought ada. Though the store bought ones equally serves the purpose I felt the homemade ones are best!

Homemade Ada Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference : Spicy Chilly

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch
Banana leaf - 3 to 4 small sheets

Method:

  1. Soak rice in water (add water just to immersing level) for 1 hour. Drain the water and grind it in a mixer until smooth by adding water little by little.
    How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Step1
  2. The batter should resemble dosa batter so while adding water be very careful. Now spread a thin layer of the batter on the banana leaf. You can slightly saute the banana leaf in fire to make it stiff, I didnt do this but it was all fine.
    How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Step2
  3. Roll it tight and carefully and tie with the string and steam cook it for 10-12mins like we do for kozhukattais.
    How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Step3
  4. The water droplets on the banana leaf and the tenderness of it will make sure that the ada is cooked well.Carefully open it, sprinkle cold water if its sticky.
    How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Step3
  5. Cool down completely then cut into small bits. You can cut them down even more tiny like the ones we get in shops. Now your ada is ready, wait for my next post for the ada prathaman recipe
    How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman - Step3
The flavour of coconut milk with the rice ada tastes divine that I coudnt stop with one cup :) Next n my todo list is the pal ada prathaman with sugar.

My Notes:

  • Homemade ada tastes best, though the store bought ones are equally good.If you are using homemade ada then its just enough to add it directly to the payasam, only for store bought ada you need to add in boiling water to make it soft.
  • Its best to use it fresh but can make and store it a day before. Steam it for few mins to make it soft again before using it for the prathaman -Bharathy gave this idea but havent tried this yet.
  • I made in small batch as this is the first time I am trying,you can double the recipe.
How to make ada in banana leaf for ada pradhaman
Written by: SHARMILEE J

50 comments:

  1. Ada pradaman is one of my favorite too. Planning to make this for Onam this year.

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  2. U made these ada at home even traditionally keralites r not making these they hv started buying ready made ada from shops.. sharmi ur passion towards cooking is a hatsoff!!!wonderful job i buy from store to make it.. awesome work!!!

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    1. Hatsoff!!! Sharmi for wonderful job
      :-)

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  3. Nice post sharmi...I tried wid store bought one,home made ones definitely taste best!! good 2 c u catching all d festivals..:)

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  4. Sharmi love ur passion towards trying new interesting recipes. Keep going :)

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  5. luv the homemade fresh ada...Nice tip on using it.

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  6. You have made it looks so easy to make ...looks fab

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  7. This dish is very new to me Sharmi. I would definitely want to give this a try :)

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  8. We make kadabu batter the similar way. Making the batter is the key to great tasting kadabus an yours looks so perfectly done. :)

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  9. Wow very useful one..
    but am too lazy to try it out.
    but ur step by step method looks too easy peasy

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  10. That is a nice recipe and nice capture.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  11. Very well explained Sharmi..Bookmarked this one...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. this is a lovely recipe to make our own ada!

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  13. each of your recipes are explained in so details with pics that no one can make mistake.i always wanted to know how to make ada as everyone use to tell me its tedious process.
    but with your recipe i think i can try out ada payasam when and where i like
    thanks sharmi

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  14. @Kalpana : Thank u so much for those nice words!

    @Nanusree : Thank you so much am glad to be of help, sure do try and let me know

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  15. You made ada at home? Amazing! Love it...

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  16. I just made them two days ago but not this procedure. I am going to try your version very soon.
    Looks great and lovely description with pics.

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  17. Nice post...Thisis new to me and i will be trying it soon....

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  18. I have never heard of this dish before but i'm sure it must be tasting good. Loved the way you used banana leaf for steaming.

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  19. Home made ada is always best. You done perfectly.

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  20. Wow ~ beautifully done n great clicks as always!
    USMasala

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  21. Thanks for the homemade recipe... I love ada pradhaman a lot but i dont get it here in chennai. Now i can make them @ hme

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  22. Well done Sharmi, home made ada looks fabulous..

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  23. I never thought one can make ada at home too... I usually buy store bought ones only... Excellent preparation!! Love the mild flavour of banana leaves too :)

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  24. wonderful post when Onam is round the corner..the ada looks very perfect dear..

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  25. Helpful post dear..home made is best

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  26. Wow :) This is making me drool so much. A perfect dish to celebrate the occasion and this post is going to help me deal with the dish for sure :)

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  27. Great attempt sharmi and I always adore ur enthu towards cooking. Nice clicks

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  28. Great effort and hope the effort paid a lot.Really liked it a lot.

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  29. Ada pradaman is new to me. Looks so tempting that I wish I could taste some now.

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  30. Very new to me.. The dish is tempting...

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  31. Oru sishyai Guru vai overtake pannumbothu, Guruvukku undakum perumitham..enakku koduthittenga sharmiee..
    Rommba super! feeling soooooo happy! :)

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  32. Never made this one from scratch.Where do you get time to click stepwise pics with a kid and full time work..

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  33. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks fabulous.

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  34. @Shabitha : I squeeze in the little time I have for Sharmis Passions :)

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  35. This is just great! your blog is so amazing!

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  36. Hi any other substitutions for banana leaf? Could aluminum foil help?

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  37. @Aarthy : You can use milk cover or polythene cover but using banana leaf gives a nice aroma to the ada.

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  38. Ada pradaman is my fav too. All ur recipes are excellent . Ur pics are amazing ! Keep up ur good work!

    prabha

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  39. We dont get Banana leaf here in US. Could you let us know the alternate for it. ?

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    1. May be you can try with a polythene sheet

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  40. hi chef.Sharmi... i m biggest fan of your blog... your ideas and pictures were really awesome. how about using foil sheet for this method... also will it work boiling without folding option?

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    1. Not sure of aluminium sheet,try with plastic / polythene sheets

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  41. I m afraid of using Plastic sheets.. coz it can get burnt easily even though in idly pan. Also it doesnt sound healthy using polythene sheets in boiling method. Does anybody came up with good result using this method. Help Plz !

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