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Ragi ila ada (Millet in Banana Leaf) – Kids Breakfast Menu

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Ragi ila ada ( Millet in Banana Leaf)

Healthy and delicious dish served as snack or breakfast

This is fourth day of my kids breakfast menu recipe. Today I would like to share Kerala style ragi ada recipe. Ada is the famous traditional breakfast/snack item of Kerala. We used to prepare ada in banana leaf. Rice flour will be the base and coconut and jaggery mix is the filling. It is such a wonderful yummy dish. We can steam cook or pan cook ada. In this recipe I used ragi flour to make ada. As you all know ragi is full of calcium and is very good for growing kids. I have already posted Ragi kozhukkatta with step by step photos recipe before. This kozhukkatta preparation is same as ada, only the difference is we are making this in a banana leaf. If you don’t have banana leaf you can also prepare this way. But nothing beats ila ada. Hope you all will like this recipe.

Kids Breakfast Menu
Day1 : Set Dosa and Roasted gram chutney
Day2: Poha Upma and Juice
Day3 :Carrot Cheese Dosa and Anar lassi
ragi adai recipe

How to make Ragi ila ada


1 cup of ragi|Finger Millet
1 cup of grated coconut
1/2 cup of jaggery powder
1 pinch of salt
5 no of banana leaf


Step 01

Take Ragi flour in a bowl and add water(1/4 cup of water with a pinch of salt) little by little to make a tight dough(Hot water is not needed).

Step 02

Take grated coconut and jaggery powder in a bowl. Mix well with hands.

Step 03

Wash banana leaves. Make small balls from the dough,spread on the banana leaf.

Step 04

Spread the coconut jaggery mix over the dough and fold the leaf in half.

Step 05

Steam the ada in a steamer for around ten minutes.

Step 06

Allow to cool and serve with Milk.
how to make ragi ada

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