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.
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
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.
Wow..that look very authentic..thanks for sharing this delicious recipe 🙂
Ottada looks absolutely inviting and very authentic..
My mom prepares this atleast once in a week, I used to love this but she use to prepare it in a different method. Your version also looks very delicious.
Delicious snack,my mom also makes with wheat flour,looks delicious dear..
ithu entte oru ishta vibhavam aane….I make it in several ways…..this looks inviting….
Ottada looks perfect. Would love to try preparing this in one day.
Looks yum …I didn’t knew it also made of rice …here they sell fish/chicken ottada…but calls something else I forgot the name now 🙁
Looks very yumm..
healthy ottada…..lovely one!
hoooooooo kothiyavunnu, imagining the smell from vazhayila….Ottata looks Perfect
my grand moms speciality…love it
My ammumma’s speciality….Love it..:-)
It has come out just perfect..:-)
wow has come out so nice, yummy !
What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!
wow..superb ottada..looks perfect…ee “vazhayila” evidunnu oppichu??..
wow…this sounds like an easy recipe for breakfast or snack time…will definitely try this…
looks yummy dear 🙂
yummy team kothipichu kalanjallo…
wow, that is just 4 ingredients, sure looks simple. Very new dish for me, never heard or had it. Sounds interesting and delish 🙂
Kidu, Kidu!! ente ammayum undakarundu, pakshe kurachu different annu..pakshe njan ithu varee try cheyittuilla..will give a try soon..
ottada super aayittundu….
My mom makes it the same way but with rice flour and we too call it ottada.For Onam we add a few thumba poo flowers and call it Poovadda and keep it for neivediyum .
I was telling ur sis what a lovely blog u have here.. hats off to your patience and passion. the posts shows how much effort has gone in to the cooking and the presentation…totally love it!!!!
Bella e particolare! Devono essere di un buono! Un abbraccio e buonissima giornata
This sounds and looks like a new dish to me..looks fabulous!
ooo nostalgic ay njan ketto. ente ammoma epolum undakki tahrumayrunu njgalke :), looks yummy da..
looks yummy….i have never prepared in this way..i always love the aroma when you fry the banana leaf in the tawa…my recipes are entirely different…may be try this one next time…looks so yummy…slurp…
Yes my favorite too, used whole meal bread flour for my version & came out very soft ,yummy too..