Ramadan Special Series Recipe 27 – Malabar Erachi Ada

Erachi Ada is a snack usually served during Ifthars. Erachi ada is a half moon shaped fried dough filled with chicken or beef masala. Try this very tasty and easy snack on your iftar table.


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Chicken – 200gms
  • Curry leaves – 5 / 6
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Onion Chopped – 2
  • Green Chilly – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 5 / 6
  • Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 5 tbsp
  • Salt as required


1. Keep a pan in low flame and add oil. Once oil is heated add curry leaves and ginger garlic paste. Saute till golden brown. Add onion chopped & green chilli and saute well. Next add salt as required, turmeric powder 1/4 tbsp, chilli powder 1/2 tbsp, garam masala 1 tbsp and coriander leaves 1/4 cup. Mix well altogether and saute about 5 min. Off the flame.

2. Take 300 gms of boneless chicken in a pan, add turmeric powder 1/4 tbsp, chilli powder 1 tbsp, pepper powder 1/2 tbsp, and salt as required. Add little water and cook the chicken. Once cooked shred the chicken and add it to the masala and mix well.

3. Mix rice flour with salt and water as required to make a smooth dough. Take a small portion of the dough and make a thin circle. Place 1-2 tbsp of chicken masala and fold it into half moon shape and seal the edges by pressing with your hand.

4. Heat the oil in pan. Once heated deep fry it in low flame. Your Irachi Ada is ready to serve. Enjoy😊

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