Karadian Vella Adai

வெல்ல அடை

Ingredients to make 10-12 adais
  1. Rice Flour 1 cup
  2. Cow peas ( red karamani) - 2 table spoons
  3. Thin slivers of coconut pieces – 1 table spoon
  4. Grated Jaggery 3/4 cup
  5. Cardamom powder – a pinch

  Pre Preparation
  1.  Wash and soak 1 cup of raw rice in water for 1 to 2 hours. Drain water and dry the soaked rice in a clean cloth or a paper under shade.Once the moisture is removed completely,dry grind it to a fine powder, . Roast it in a frying pan till a nice fragrance comes out of it. Keep aside.
  2. Soak the karamani in water for about 2 hours before cooking them.
  3.  Cook the karamani and keep it aside.
  4. Dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups of water.
1. Using a strainer, strain the jaggery syrup to remove dusts and debris. 
2. Heat in a low flame this jaggery syrup . Add cardamom powder and the 'karamani' and the coconut slivers. 
3. Add the rice flour  a little by little and very slowly turning the dough with a ladle. 
4. This should be cooked in 20 minutes. The dough will start rolling into  a ball losing its stickiness. 
5. Remove from fire and let it cool. 
6.Take a small chunk and flatten it on a greased banana leaf and pierce a hole in the middle with your index finger.
7. After making sufficient adais, steam cook as you cook idlis.

Serve hot with butter