Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ottada



Ottada

Ottada is rice parcels with a sweet coconut filling and is very similar to elaada.But what makes ottada special is that it has the smoky charred flavor of plantain leaves and is roasted on a hot griddle or a shallow clay pot. This also makes it a little crispy in the outside.You can make it with rice flour or with wheat flour and the filling can be either coconut and sugar or coconut with jaggery.As a kid the jaggery version was my favorite.

Ingredients
Rice Flour- 2 cups
Water- 1 1/2 cups
salt- 1/3 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Coconut Oil - 2 tsp

For the filling
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Jaggery-  1/2 cup
Cardamon powder  - 1/3 tsp
banana leafs-for wrapping



Grate jaggery or powder it and mix with  coconut and cardamon powder and keep aside.

Boil one and one half cup of water along with salt and sugar. When it comes to a rolling boil add in the coconut oil.

Take the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Gradually mix in the water little by little and mix with a wooden spoon and make a soft dough. When able to handle knead into a smooth dough and make small balls. If the dough is too thick sprinkle little more water and make it smooth and moistened .
Wash banana leaf and cut into small pieces. Grease it with a little of oil. Place dough in the center of the leaf and with your fingers slowly push and spread the dough on the leaf. Place spoon fulls of the coconut jaggery mixture and fold the leaf and press the edges of the leaf along with the banana leaf. Place it n a hot griddle or manchatti. Allow to cook on both sides. The leaves will brown up and when done the leaves will lift off easily and it will be slightly golden brown on the outer. Enjoy with tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..



29 comments:

  1. Delicious authentic recipe.. Looks very inviting..

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  2. Ottada looks very scrumptious dear. I am craving to grab one:)

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  3. Wow thats so perfectly prepared :) Wish I could grab some now!! Love the sweet filling :)
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  4. Wat an authentic ottada, prefectly made. Drooling here.

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  5. I always love these dishes cooked or steamed in banana leaf.looks delicious!

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  6. Such pretty little parcels stuffed with such yummy goodness. Would love to have your recipe for Favorite rice dishes as it is an event with rice in any form. Find the details here: http://amritavishal127.blogspot.in/2012/10/event-announcement-favorite-rice-recipes.html

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  7. Soooooo delicious... Love to taste this...
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  8. Oatada adipoli, love this traditional recipe. I need to make them .Enikku oru chaya koode tharumo.

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  9. Looks so much similar to kozhakattai!!! this name is interesting and new to me!!
    Sowmya

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  10. Steaming in banana leaf gives a beautiful flavor... Loving those parcels

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  11. I have never heard of this Chechi looks super delicious :)

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  12. Pass me few. looks superb. Love to try. I can get manchatti here. Bookmarking this recipe.

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  13. yummy and delicious filling..

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  14. Awesome, have to try this out..

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  15. Ho,I am drooling here..Perfect Suja..Brought back memories.Nice presentation too.

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  16. Looks so yummy love it send me some!
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  17. these look a lot like Kozhakattias - I love the look of it!

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  18. hi suja, this is something new to me - looks very soft and delicious for dessert

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