Kumbil Ada

ila ada

Ingredients for Kumbil Ada:

1. Wheat flour – 200 gm

    Jaggery scrapped – 150 gm

    Coconut scrapped – ½ cup

    Cardamom powder – 1 small spoon

    Cumin powder – ¼ small spoon

    Ghee – 2 small spoons

    Salt – A pinch

2. Bay leaf (Vayana Ila) or banana leaf – As required

How to prepare Kumbil Ada?

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and prepare the batter.

2. Take bay leaf (Vayana Ila) or banana leaf and prepare cone shapes with a tail (Kumbil shapes).

3. Take a ball of batter each and place inside the cone shaped structures.

4. Fold the tail portion to completely wrap the batter and give it a perfect triangle shape (as shown in figure).

5. Steam cook the adas in a steamer for 15 minutes.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine September 1 – 14, 2013

Read a few more Ada recipes here. Here is the page link. Click on the images in the gallery to read. 


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