Baked Erachi Ada (Malabar style Meat Pockets)
Erachi ada/Irachi Ada is one of the popular and tasty crescent-shaped Malabar snack. Which is prepared during Iftar and also as evening snack. Without Erachi Ada and Unnakaya/kayi ada(Stuffed plantain) our snack platter won’t complete. Whether it is for Iftar or tea time party or anything. Traditionally beef is used to make Erachi Ada
This is my hubby’s favorite and from 1st day of Ramadhan he started asking, Why are you not making Erachi ada (Meat pockets). I was literally lazy to make this meat pockets, especially during Ramadhan, because I don’t like to play with dough and roll it by standing for long time. For me its a big job 😉 . Back home, when my mom start making all kind of snacks with dough, I will simply disappear from that area. But I love to eat those if someone makes and give.
Since he was asking for this everyday, I planned to make a big batch and freeze some. Yes this will freeze really well. If you don’t have a helping hand to divide your work, you can make meat filling previous day and the dough and assembling on the next day,.
Usually we used to make this deep-fried, but I really wanted to avoid as much oil fried as possible during Ramadan…. I baked those little pockets. Believe me, baked erachi ada also taste great. Once you started baking, I am sure you won’t deep fry it again.
Anyways lets see the recipe…..