WHAT YOU NEED:
Rice 1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2, grated
Cucumber 1 small
Jaggery 5 pieces
Banana leaves 6 pieces, size of an opened tissue paper
Salt to taste
|READY TO EAT ADA.....|
HOW TO MAKE:
Wash rice and soak for 30 minutes. Drain.
Grind it to a very fine paste with very little water.
Wash cucumber and grate. (Do not peel the cucumber.)
Heat jaggery and half cup water in a kadahi. Pass the liquid through a strainer to remove impurities.
Wash kadahi and transfer the jaggery liquid in it. Heat again till it gets thread consistency.
To this, add grated coconut.
Squeeze out the water from the cucumber if there is any, and add it to jaggery syrup.
Mix well. Stir till water content evaporates.
Now run the banana leaves over the fire for few seconds to make it soft, otherwise it will break while folding.
Spread 6 banana leaves on the floor, put rice paste on the leaves and spread paste all over the leaf by cradling the leaf in the hand. When it is spread put the jaggery cucumber mixture in the middle.
Now fold this like a package.
Then Steam them in a Cooker or Pedavan (Idli Maker) for 30 minutes.
Now Ada is ready to eat.
Serve hot or cold with ghee or a blob of butter.