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Ela Ada - Steamed Rice Pancakes with Jaggery & Coconut Filling

Ela Ada or Ada always evokes nostalgic memories. Ela ada or elayappam as some call it is a very healthy and popular recipe from Kerala usually served as an evening snack with tea. It is basically a steamed sweet delicacy made with rice flour dough and a Jaggery- coconut filling. It is a heavenly yet healthy mixture, which has the sweetness of coconut and melted jaggery and sealed within a layer of steamed rice flour dough. Ela ada can be made using wheat and rice flour and the fillings can vary. Though coconut and jaggery remain the most popular filling, it can be replaced by jackfruit and jaggery too, called chakka varatti. I have also had simple coconut & sugar versions.  As mentioned before, some dishes just brings in lots of childhood memories and Ela ada is a personal fav. Let's see how to make this super tasty and healthy snack. Step wise pictures given below.  Ingredients : Rice flour - 1 cup Water -1 1/2 cup / 1.5 cup (for dough)  Salt to taste Cumin 1/4 tsp Ghee- 1