Nimi's Culinary Ventures


            A snack with a hot mug of tea…is what most of us opt for when the clock ticks 4.The recipe that I am sharing here today is ada cooked in cocoa leaf.If you are quite familiar with Kerala recipes this is an other version of Chakka ada.

Cocoa leaves
2 cups of semolina
5-6 small ripe bananas
1 cup of melted jaggery
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp dry ginger powder

  • Pour oil in a pan and fry the semolina lightly in 1tbsp ghee .Let it cool.
  • When the semolina cools, add the grated coconut,ginger powder and pour in the jaggery syrup mixing all the ingridients well to make a soft dough
  • Take a leaf and make a cone .Fill the dough in the cone and make a hole in its  centre.Now secure the filling with the leaf tip.Similarly make the cones out of the leaves and fill them.
  • Steam them for 15 minutes .
  • Open up the leaf and they are ready to be devoured.


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    Nimi SunilKumar
    May 8, 2010

    @lidia..ys this was the one tht I propped up as todays evening snack..thanks for the compliment dear!

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    Zia Elle
    May 10, 2010

    Hi Nimi!!
    I've just made the order by PayPal to receive your book!!
    I can't wait to receive it!!

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    June 29, 2010

    Hi Nimi, Just found your blog thru Chaci's Kitchen. Thanks for sharing your recipes, they seem concise and easy to do.I cant get Cocoa leafs here, what can I use instead?
    Regards, Mrs Singh from Malaysia

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