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  • Yield : 5
  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Ela Ada | Poovada | പൂവട

Thiruvonam is the most auspicious day during the Onam festival. Onam is the state festival of Kerala.

Ela Ada or Poovada is a typical breakfast item on Thiruvonam day,  Ada is traditionally a popular snack from Kerala. It is very tasty and simple to make.

Ada can be made with a variety of fillings like coconut and jaggery, flattened rice ( aval or poha ), coconut and sugar and can vary as you prefer.  If you are using only coconut as the filling, It is called ‘ Poovada ‘ or ‘ Ela Ada ‘. 

Ada, a simple and delicious breakfast in Kerala is traditionally prepared in banana leaves.

Poovada Or Ela Ada is a tasty and healthy snack and most of the children likes to eat. 

 Onam Ada Or Ela Ada with coconut fillings and a cup of hot tea is very tasty.

Try this sweet and simple recipe for this Onam and Enjoy !


  • Riceflour ( Aripodi ) - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Plantain leaf ( Vazhayila ) - 4 nos
  • Water - 1 cup


Step 1

Heat a pan and boil 1 cup of water, 1 tsp of coconut oil, with salt. When it boils add the rice flour with constant stirring Keep it on simmer for 1 minute and turn of the flame. Close the lid and keep for 5- 10 minutes.

Step 2

Knead the dough thoroughly with your hands. Make big lemon sized balls for making ada using this dough

Step 3

Clean the vazhayila with water. Spread the dough on the vazhayila pieces.

Step 4

Mix together the grated coconut and sugar well.

Step 5

Fill this mixture above the dough and press softly the whole sides of the ada and fold the vazhayilas.

Step 6

Heat a chappathi tawa or a non stick pan and place the adas and cook both sides of the ada's. Cook for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Tasty Ela Ada or Poovada is ready. Serve it hot with a cup of tea.

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