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Chicken ada


  • Row white rice( Pachari )-500 gm
  • Banana leafs : make medium sized rectangular shaped pieces
  • Hot Water -approximately 1 cup

For filling:

  • Chicken: 250gm
  • Curry leaves: 3 stems ( chop into small  pieces)
  • Onions:2 nos (Chop into small pieces)
  • Green chilies: 2 nos. (Chop into small pieces)
  • Garlic – 1 full finely chopped
  • Ginger – small piece finely chopped
  • salt: 1 tbs
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 tbs
  • Turmeric powder:1/2 tbs
  • Garam masala:1/2 tbs
  • oil: as needed

Instructions to prepare flour:

Either you can use ready made pathiri flour or prepare the flour very easily as follows:

Soak the the rice in water for 1 hour, then clean it properly using water(2 or 3 times). Wash out the rice, make it dry.

You can grind the rice from flour mill or you can prepare the flour using mixer from home itself.

In a mixer grind the rice, make it very nice( pathiri flour ), remove all water from flour by heat the same in low flame. In a pan add the flour and stir well for 6 to 7 minutes.

Boil water , Using this boiled water mix the rice powder( by adding required water) and Make a soft,non-sticky dough like pathiri maavu. Set aside.

Preparing filling: 

Cook the chicken in water using 1/2 tbs of salt. once get cooked, take the flush from it, and make small pieces ( with layers). If required crush the cooked chicken using  mixer instead making small pieces.

In a pan add 2 tbs of oil, once get hot add chopped garlic, ginger and green chilies. Then add chopped onion, saute it well. add 1/2 tbs of salt , 1/2 tbs of red chili powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala powder. Saute well, once get cooked and chicken pieces into it and stir it well.

Take a medium sized dough and place it into the banana leaf. press it using hand and make round shape. Then add 2 tbs of filling in the middle and spread it in the middle portion of the leaf. Fold the leaf. Make all the dough same like this.

In a cooker or idili pot, heat the water , put a steel plate above the water and place the adas into it. Steam it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then off the flame. After 5 minutes open the cooker and serve the special chicken ada….

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