Tastes of Kerala

Hi, I’m Nisha.Here,through my blogs I would like to share some unique, traditional vegetarian tastes and flavours of Kerala. Kerala has produced diverse, natural, nutritious as well as tasteful vegetarian dishes. The concept of homestead farming helped the Kerala women to make these unique dishes. Without using artificial flavours and colours they have produced hundreds of varieties of dishes. The famous “Sadya” in banana leaf has attracted many. To preserve and exchange these recipes is the main purpose of this blog. I’m sharing the recipes that I have encountered and those which attracted me . I am very happy to introduce you to some of the long lost traditional recipes . I hope you will enjoy them.

Saturday, 11 February 2012



  • 3 cup white rice powder (pachari)
  • 2 tsp ghee or butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 ripe banana
  • water (as required)
  • banana leaves
For filling,

  • 3 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 kg jaggery
  •  1 tsp cardamom powder

    Take the rice flour in a bowl. Add salt,sugar,ghee and banana (squeeze it well). Make it in to a dough by adding water. Heat the jaggery along with little water until it melts.Filter it through a sieve. Add the coconut and cardamom powder in to it and heat it with continuous stirring for sometime. Now put one ball dough on the leaf and make it round and thin with fingers. Spread 1 spoon coconut - jaggery mixture over this.Fold the leaf so that the fillings does not fall out.  Repeat the process to make as much ada you want. Steam all the adas for 15 minutes  by placing them in the mould of an idli cooker.

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