Ottada

Ottada

  Ottada is a simple and healthy snack item. I am quite sure this  is made differently in different parts of Kerala.  My mom usually makes it with wheat flour and she made this for me when I was in Kerala two months back. It is really easy to prepare ottada. The flour is mixed with water and salt to make a thick batter which is then spread on a banana leaf. It is then topped with grated coconut, folded and then roasted on a tawa…and for kids, you can add jaggery along with grated coconut or even sugar. I have no idea whether this is the authentic recipe for ottada but this is how my mom makes it. I guess there is no need to mention the aroma generated when the ottada is being roasted. Do make sure that you eat it as soon as u make it.

 

Ingredients

Roasted rice flour or whole wheat flour – 2 cups

Salt – To taste

Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup or as required

Water  – As required

Method

Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a very thick batter by adding water little by little. Taste-check for salt. Flatten the batter on a rectangular banana leaf using your finger tips or using the back of a thavi/ spoon. Top it with some grated coconut. Fold the banana leaf in half. Repeat until the batter is finished.

Heat a tawa. Roast the prepared banana leaf ottadas, on both sides at medium heat, until the banana leaves are browned as you see in the above picture. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

Ottada

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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