An old recipe with a new twist

Elai vadam is a traditional recipe that I learnt from my grandmother. I have add a stuffing to it making it tasty and more wholesome.

What you need

Boiled rice - 1 cup

Gingelly oil - 3 tsp

Cumin - 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida - a pinch

For the stuffing

Oats -1 cup

Black gram powder - 2 tsp

Chilli powder -1 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste

Cooking instructions

Soak the boiled rice for four hours and grind to a smooth paste with salt. Allow to ferment overnight.

Then add oil, jeera and asafoetida to the batter.

Spread the batter on clean plantain leaves and steam. Allow to cool and remove the vadam.

Prepare vadams in the same way and keep aside.

Soak oats with very little water and add black gram powder, chilli powder, and salt to it.

In a kadai, add little cooking oil and splutter the mustard seeds.

Now add the oats mixture to it and cook on a low flame.

Take each vadam and spread the filling and roll tightly.

Garnish with coriander leaves and carrots.

Sujatha Ranganathan is a homemaker who loves to try out new recipes, read books and listen to music.