Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ila Ada


Rice flour: 2 cups
Grated coconut: 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder: 11/2 tsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Sugar: 1/2cup
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Banana leaves

Combine grated coconut, Sugar, cumin powder, cardamom and a pinch salt and keep it aside. Heat water in a pan using 1/4 tsp salt. Add the hot water little by little to the rice flour and knead well with the hands, divide the dough into 5-6 equal sized balls. Place each ball on a piece of banana leaf and flatten it with fingers. Place the coconut filling in the center, fold the banana leaf in half and press with hands. Place the banana wraps in a steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes