Thursday, 2 October 2014

How to make Ada for Palada Pradhaman in banana leaf at home | Homemade Ada Recipe


So, is this a comeback? I'm not sure. For so many days, I am planning to post something in this darling space of mine, but somehow it was not happening. So today, I decided to put aside some of my usual holiday day chores and pen down something. First in my list of drafts was this all time favorite 'Ada for Adapradhaman'. It is indeed a sense of joy and pride when you go homemade on the usual 'pick from the supermarket' stuff. So when I enjoyed making the ada right from scratch at home, I made a mental note that I should share it to all those lovely readers out there.

Palada pradhaman is a must kheer/payasam for Onam Sadhya and for most weddings as well. Also this is a personal family favourite, so I should say that it is with a delay that this recipe is being featured here ;)  And this should really come in handy to all those non-residents who are not able to find 'Ada' during Onam time or when you crave for some yummy palada pradhaman ! Hope you enjoy making them at home, so do let me know how it turned out :)


Recipe Source : Deeps

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time : 40-45 minutes

Makes : 1 cup


I Used:



Rice Flour - 1 cup
Water - ¼ cup (As required)
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Banana Leaf - As required



The Way:

  • Mix together the rice flour, salt & oil with enough water to make a soft dough. The dough should be moist but not too watery
  • Clean and wipe the banana leaves and cut them to suit the size of your pan. Apply oil to the top of the leaves
  • Make a small ball out of the dough and spread it on the banana leaf as thin as possible. You may use a sandwich knife to spread them thin and even. Using the zig-zag end of the knife make close criss cross lines in the dough 
  • In a wide and thick bottomed pan, bring water to a rolling boil
  • Drop the dough spread banana leaf into the boiling water

  • Allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes till it becomes transparent
  • Remove the cooked ada from the boiling water and add it to a bowl of warm water

  • Rinse the ada for 3-5 times until the stickiness is removed
  • Cut the ada into small pieces when cool and use it to make the yummy kheer !

Cheers,
Chitz