Ottada is a healthy and simple snack that can be made with everyday ingredients. Whenever I make Ottadas, the first thing that comes to my mind is how my dad used to recount his school days, when this yummy treat waiting for him when he returns. This is a mixed version of the same with wheat and rice flour, the way my achamma (grandma) used to make…
Wheat flour/Atta 1 cup
Roasted rice flour 1 cup
Salt as needed
Grated coconut 1 cup
Sugar ¼ - ½ cup, as per sweetness you need
Water as required
In a bowl, mix together grated coconut and sugar. Keep this aside.
In another bowl, add the rice flour and wheat flour along with salt. Now add water little by little to make a dough. Make lemon size balls with the dough and keep aside for about 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile cut the banana leaves into rectangular shapes. Place each ball on the banana leaf and flatten them thinly on to the leaf with your fingertips (Dip your fingertips occasionally in water as it helps the flattening easy, refer here for a pictorial instruction). Place a tablespoon or two of the coconut- sugar mixture onto one side of the dough. Fold the leaf from the other side and seal edges. Set aside. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough. Now heat a pan or tawa on medium high flame. Put each ada on the tawa and cook for about 10-12 minutes on each side or until the leaf turn brown/black or once you start to see the ada separating from the sides of the leaf. Serve hot as a snack or breakfast.
You can make ottadas with rice flour or wheat flour alone.
You can add raisins and cashew nuts to the filling for extra taste.
If banana leaf is a scarcity at your part of the world, go for parchment paper which works well too.