This video shows the preparation of Ada or Rice batter for Ada Pradaman - a popular dessert of Kerala.
Raw rice - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Method of preparation
Making the batter for the Ada
Soak rice for an hour, and then strain well and dry in a piece of cloth for two hours. After that, grind it to fine powder and sieve through a fine sieve.
Now add 2 teaspoons of melted ghee, 2 tsp of sugar and medium hot water to get the consistency of chapathi batter... or cookie batter.
Making the Ada
Take plantain leaves and cut them into 6" squares roughly. Hold them on the fire for a few seconds to make them flexible.
Boil plenty of water in a big broad vessel. Take lime-sized portions of the batter and spread on the back side of the plantain leaves. Immediately drop in the boiling water.
Do this till all of the batter is used up. When the ada are well cooked, they float.
Alternately, you can steam them 3 or 4 at a time in a steamer. Remove, strain and scrape out the adas and wash in plenty of water; changing the water three or four times to remove the stickiness. Chop fine.
Recipe by Ms Lyla Venu Kumar