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.


  1. Zia Elle

    May 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    So, this is your afternoon break! Delicious, brava Nimi!!

  2. Nimi SunilKumar

    May 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

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

  3. Zia Elle

    May 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

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

  4. Alisa

    May 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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  5. Anonymous

    June 29, 2010 at 4:28 am

    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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