Thursday, August 26, 2010

Arsina Ele Kadubu /Authentic Kerala Style Ade

If I think of any Exotic Destinations backed with some Finger licking Flavor full Food then my train of thoughts has to make an Halt  in kerala.

As My Mind Immersed deeply with the Serene Beauty of Kerala,suddenly  a cool thought Nudged and insisted me  on trying some Kerala Delicacy.My strong Southern Background helped  me to attempt an Authentic  Kerala Recipe..

This Classic Recipe is  very popular and it is even served as a Breakfast in many Restaurants in Kerala.
I Really liked The Flavor,Taste and the Simplicity of it.Applause to my parents specially my Father who helped me in making  this Fabulous Recipe....
 (Arsina Ele)Turmeric leaf:                                                       

Turmeric is the root of a Tropical Plant related to the Ginger Family.Although most usage of the Turmeric is in the root powders,in some regions the leaves of turmeric are used to 
wrap and cook food,specially in making  Desserts...
Turmeric are widely used in India,mainly among the coastal regions where every backyard will have a patch of Turmeric growing in it....This Excellent Aromatic Herb Enhances the Flavor and The Taste of a Dessert.

1)12 to 15 Turmeric leaves
2) 2 cups freshly grated coconut
3)1 1/2 cup jaggery or Brown sugar
4)pinch of cardamom 
5)2 cups Rice Flour
6)Salt as per the taste
7)2 Tbsp Ghee
8)Water to make the batter

 1)Boil some water in a pan,after it boils add turmeric leaves(keep it for 10 to 15 sec)  and switch of the flame.(By doing this turmeric leaves become strong and does not  tear)
2)Prepare a batter by adding little water and salt  to the rice flour(The consistency  should be like a Dosa batter).Make sure there is no formation of lumps in the batter.

3)On a medium flame mix jaggery,coconut,little salt and cardamom until the jaggery melts and blends nicely with coconut...Add little ghee and keep aside.

4)Keep water to boil on an Idli cooker (or any vessel where there is a provision for steam)
5)wash the turmeric leaves thoroughly and apply some ghee after  wiping it gently.
6)Take a small amount of batter and spread it across the turmeric leaf.
 Place some amount of jaggery and coconut mixture on the batter..

7)Apply the same procedure to all the turmeric leaves and Fold the leaf carefully....
 Steam it for about 15 to 20 minutes(until the rice flour batter is cooked)
8)Kerala style Ade is ready,serve it hot with generous amount(optional) of ghee on top.(Before serving separate the Ade from the leaf)

9)Same dish can be prepared using Banana Leaf..

Health Benefits of  Turmeric Leaves:
In Ayurveda Turmeric has many medicinal properties.
1)It helps in curing many stomach problems
2)A good Antiseptic for cuts,burns and bruises.
3) Also used as Anti-Inflammatory agent. 


  1. Wowww lovely and droolworthy ada, yumm!!

  2. Wow looks so yummy..nice presentation with step by step photos.

  3. Wow Amazing,never tried this before,very eager to have a bite...


  4. Very yummy and looks real inviting....


  5. Wow will surely try this Ramya,this seems very easy and tasty.....


  6. Wow this is so fantastic...and I have never seen a turmeric leaf before!!!!

    Thank you for sharing.


  7. wow...this is lovely....thanks for sharing...n u have an award waiting for u at my blog from a long time...pls do collect it dear..u deserve it

  8. . Some awards for you :-)

  9. Nice step by step photos. Looks tempting.

  10. Very interesting recipe! Not something we have available here in Ontario but love hearing about recipes from all over the world.

  11. very tempting recipes and illustrations!!..keep it up

  12. I just love this dish and your presentation is really nice! I used to have this often when I was staying in Goa. Now that I have moved to the US I hardly find turmeric leaves.
    Thanks for bringing back my sweet memories.


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