Thattu Vadagam/Elai Vadagam

This is a very tasty vadagam, but the procedure takes more time. The specialty of this vadagam is that this is stemed on banana leaves before driying, which gives it a unique flavour. Some people also call it elai vadagam.










Thattu Vadagam


1 cup boiled rice

1 tsp raw rice

salt as required

1 tsp black sesame seeds

few banana leaves


  1. Soak the rice for 30 -45 minutes.
  2. Grind into a smooth and watery batter along with required salt.
  3. On the banana leaf pour a small ladle full of batter and spread it thinly into a round shape. On half a banana leaf you can pour and spread 4 such vadagams.
  4. Steam them in a idly steamer for 5 -7 minutes.
  5.  After steaming these vadagams can be peeled from the banana leaf.
  6. They are then dried in the sun. They are so thin that dry in a single day.
  7. Store in a clean airtight container.
  8.  When fried these vadagam enlarge to double their size. They are so melt in the mouth that they can be given even to 1 year babies and toothless elders. They taste just as good  after steaming and can be eaten as such or with idli milagai podi or milagai-poondu chutney.

September 30, 2011. Tags: , , . chetti veetu samaiyal, Vathal/Vadagam.

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