08 August 2014

How to make Ada for Ada Pradhaman / Paalada | Homemade Ada Recipe

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Homemade Ada Recipe

Learn how to make Ada for Ada Pradhaman /palalda Pradhaman /Payasam.
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 to 1.5 cups
  1. Unakkalari /Raw rice - 1/2 cup( see notes)
  2. Ghee - 1 tsp
  3. Sugar - 1 tsp
  4. Water - to prepare batter
  5. Banana leaves,cut into rectangles - as required
  • Wash and soak rice in plenty of water for about 1 hour.
  • Drain the water completely and spread the rice on a clean kitchen towel and allow it to dry for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Transfer it to a blender and grind to form a fine powder.
  • Sieve it to remove any leftover grains.Next add ghee and sugar to the rice flour.
  • Add sufficient water and mix well form a smooth batter ( like dosa batter).Meanwhile boil water in a large pot.
  • Take a piece of banana leaf and drizzle the batter over it.Roll it gently and tie with a string. 
  • Once the water comes to a rolling boil,add the rolled banana leaves and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now remove the rolls from water .Peel the ada carefully.
  • Cut it into small squares and wash the ada if it is sticky.Soak ada in hot water until required.
    • You may  use pachari if unakkalri is not available.
    • You can also use unroasted rice flour to prepare ada.In that case just add sugar ,ghee and water to the flour and mix to form the batter.
    • For Ada Pradhaman ,cut the ada into slightly larger pieces.


              1. mom usually makes it this way. I am too lazy to make it.. Nice one indeed.

              2. Lovely presentation....I wanted to try this soon...

              3. Instead of grinding into powder, can we add water and make the batter?

              4. What is the shell life for this adai?


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