Ada, a simple and delicious breakfast in Kerala is traditionally prepared in banana leaves. The ada was prepared in banana leaves and roasted in manchatti(earthern pot). The smell of ada slowly cooked in manchatti in open flame is wonderful. Alternatively you can prepare it by using a steamer. Ada with sweet coconut fillings and a cup of hot tea, Best combinations. The fillings can vary as you prefer. If you are using only coconut as the filling, It is called 'Poovada'.