Feb 202014
Sweet Wheat Flour Ada Kerala Recipe


Sweet Wheat Flour Ada is a signature Kerala dish which is essentially a wheat flour covering with grated coconut and jaggery filling. Kerala style Ada recipe is an all time favourite Kerala recipe and can be served for breakfast or as an evening snack.

Sweet Wheat Flour Ada Kerala Recipe:

Traditionally, Ada is made of rice flour, wrapped in plantain leaves and steam cooked. This recipe is a quick and easy variation as banana leaves are a distant dream for city dwellers. This is an easy breakfast item, perfectly suited for kids’ school tiffin box. 

How to make Kerala Sweet Wheat Flour Ada:

Gothambu Ada Kerala style is an awesome dish which has a wheat flour covering and a jaggery-coconut filling. Kerala Wheat Ada with coconut jaggery is a filling and healthy dish with a distinct aroma.

1. To make Sweet Wheat Flour Ada, mix together whole wheat flour, salt and water to make a thick batter.

2. In another bowl combine grated jaggery, coconut, ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix well and set aside. 

Coconut and jaggery filling for Gothambu Ada Recipe

Coconut and jaggery mix

3. Heat a dosa pan and smear some oil on it. Drop 2-3 spoonfuls of the batter on the tava and slowly spread it around like a dosa.

4. Sprinkle the jaggery-coconut mixture over the Wheat Ada and fold in half. Flip the sweet wheat flour pancake and let it cook. Gently press with a spatula. 

Layer the wheat ada with the coconut and jaggery filling for ada recipe

Layer the dosa

5. When both sides are well-cooked, fold and remove Atta Ada onto a plate.

Fold Kerala Wheat Ada with coconut jaggery for atta ada recipe

Fold the Atta Ada

6. Serve Kerala Sweet Wheat Flour Ada with a steaming cup of tea.  

Gothambu Ada Kerala Recipe

Wheat Flour Ada

If you are looking for more wheat flour recipes, do try out Atte ka Halwa and Whole Wheat Bread.

Gothambu Ada Without Banana Leaf details:

Sweet Wheat Flour Ada
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Gothambu Ada is a delicious and healthy Kerala recipe. Sweet Wheat Ada is a yummy wheat flour pancake with a sweet jaggery-coconut stuffing.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 4
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Anjali Rajan
  • Wheat flour Atta - 2 cups
  • Water as required
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery/brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Dry ginger powder - ¼ teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – ¼ tsp per ada
  1. Mix water, flour and salt to make the batter. It should be slightly thicker in consistency than the dosa batter.
  2. In a separate container, mix the grated coconut, jaggery, cardamom and dry ginger powder. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat a tawa and apply some oil on the tawa.
  4. Pour 2-3 spoonfuls of batter on the tawa and spread it to make a dosa like circle. Wheat flour batter sticks to hot tawa so keep the flame low. It doesn’t spread out as easily as dosa batter, so use a spoon instead of a ladle and spread out slowly.
  5. Spread the coconut and jaggery mix on the wheat dosa and fold it to half.
  6. Turn both sides and let it cook for about 1 minute. While cooking, slowly press on both sides using a spoon.
  7. Your Wheat Flour Ada is ready to be served with a hot cup of tea.
Sweet Wheat Flour Ada With Coconut-Jaggery | Kerala Gothambu Ada
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