Ila ada has always been an after-school snack across generations. The seasonal variant, jackfruit ada also enjoys a good fanbase. You can easily enhance the taste of this wonder food by simply replacing the plantain leaf covering with bay leaves.
Ada that is made using bay leaf or vayana ila have many names across the states. Theraliyappam and Poocha puzhungiyath are some of those. Steaming with bay leaves gives it a distinct flavour, which will make you grab a handful for sure.