Monday, February 13, 2012

Adai / Murungai keerai Adai

          Adai is nothing but thick dosa/crepes with mixed dals. This is one of the protein packed Nutritious breakfast or dinner recipe. Generally this Adai recipe is done using Raw Rice(pachaiarisi) and bolied rice or Idly rice (puzhungal arisi) but i don't have both so i always use the combination of Sona Masoori n Basmati Rice. This way also adai comes best and tastes so good and i don't find any difference in taste. If u have raw n boiled rice you can use instead sona masoori n basmati rice ratios respectively. Addition of greens to the adai is completely optinal, Murungai keerai is the best green for this Adai. I love adai with murungai keerai, so flavorful, colorful n yummy adai. I am happy that i could get my fav murungai keerai often in Indian Groceries. But now they reduced the quantity, the amount u seen in the below step wise picture was $1 :( Still happy that its available for one dollar. My H bought two packets of drumstick leaves one packet i used to make Adai and another to my Bisi bela bath. Have u ever tried murungaikerrai/drumstick leaves in bisibela bhath? if not try it next time when u find. That also a very yummy and super dish. But couldn't take picture as it was a very dark n cloudy day. For this Adai also, i ground the batter evening itself for dinner and took the dosa picture next day morning.  This chill winter weather makes my hands dry n crack more, that too with excessive hand washing got more cracks n bleed. Sometimes i really hate to take stepwise pictures :( So i couldn't take detailed / proper step wise pictures will update it soon.The recipe as follows...


Ingredients
  1. Sona Masoori     1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Basmati Rice    1/2 cup
  3. Tuvar dal    1/2 cup
  4. Chana dal    1/2 cup + 3 tbsp
  5. Moong dal     2 tbsp
  6. Urad dal     1 tbsp
  7. Methi seeds    1/2 tsp
  8. Dry Red chillies      8-10 no.s
  9. Cumin seeds/Jeera    1 tbsp
  10. Fennel seeds      1/2 tbsp
  11. Garlic     1 clove
  12. Salt    to taste
  13. Murungai keerai    1 fist ful
  14. Carrots     1 small (shredded)
  15. Onion   1 small (finely chopped)
  16. Ginger     1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  17. Hing    1/4 tsp
  18. Cilantro/curry leaves     few finely chopped
Method
  • Wash and Soak rice n dals together along with red chillies for at least 4-5 hours .
  • After that, drain water and grind it along with cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and garlic to a coarse batter using little water.
  • The batter should be thicker than the idly batter. No need to ferment the batter.
  • If u are serving for dinner means can grind the batter by evening itself (6pm) and have dinner by 8(pm). 
  • Then to the batter, add finely chopped onions, drumstick leaves, ginger n shredded carrots n salt.
  • Mix everything well and the batter is ready to use.
  • Now Heat a tawa,pour a ladleful of batter to the tawa and spread lightly in circular motion.
  • This will be a thicker dosa.Drizzle some oil around the dosa and cook in medium flame.
  • After 2-3 minutes turn other side and cook till it become little crispy and well cooked.
  • It will take time to cook completely.
  • Then remove from the tawa and serve hot with chutney or sambar or it can be taken as such with Idly
  • podi.


35 comments:

  1. Adai looks so inviting, lucky, U get murungakeerai, we don't get it here, very tempting

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  2. I love muting a Kerri, especially in adai. U've reminded me of my home and Amma..ur adai looks absolutely perfect!!!!

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  3. Awesome healthy Adai Dear. Fabulous!

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  4. I'm loving those beautiful clicks Sangee and the color palatee of Adai, chutney and grated carrot is making me hungery :) Very healthy n nutritious breakfast option, beautifully presented....

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  5. And yea, I never got drumstick leaves in desi stores yaar :( Good to know that Indian stores have them occassionally, I love them

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  6. This looks great sangee :) even my mom puts murunga keerai leaves but i don't get them here :(..hope u hands heal soon ,,tc

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  7. That's nice..you geting this greens.For us now way..parka parka aasaya eruku..perfect adais..Nice plate :)

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  8. my used to do this adai..adding keerai is really healthy and best way to give for kids...lovely click and yummy adai!

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  9. My mom adds murungai keerai to adai too. I don't get it here :). Looks good Sangee. Take care of your hands. Same story here .. will get better in summer.

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  10. I am a big fan of murunga ellai too but never tried in sambar or bisi bele baath , will surely try next time

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    1. yeah Nisha, addition of Drumstick leaves to bisi bela bath gives more taste n flavor...try it next time!

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  11. love adding murungai keerai in adai
    nice clicks sangee :)

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  12. Love your adai..so nutritious and yum too..we do not get murungai keerai here..I wish we could..lately I have seen so many dishes using this green that I so much wish to lay my hands on these.

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  13. I always like adai coz mom prepares it with avial.This version is a healthier one and sme times mom use to prepare with murungai keerai.

    I tried ur moong dal chutney and it was really good.I told my MIL and she also prepared it and told its awesome.Thanks for sharing.Will post soon in my blog too.

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    1. Hi Sudha
      Thank You so much for trying my moong chutney n so happy that u n your MIL loved it...thanks for the feedback too :)

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  14. Adai by itself is very nutritious! Adding murunga keerai makes it a complete balanced diet! :-)

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  15. Lukcy that you get drumstick leaves there too. Even we don't get it here.:( I love this adai as my grandma used to make this often during the holidays.

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  16. Hi Sangee, the adai looks awesome...I am a big dosa fan, an eat it every day in whichever form...thick, thin, soft, crisp :-)

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  17. I've come back from India. Not able to post cos of son who has become v naughty nowadays.. Btw, I prepare the same with Raw rice and without methi seeds.. And what is sona masoori??

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    1. Hmmm...boys are like that only, take care...
      sona masoori, one of rice variety...available in all Indian stores...we use that for daily cooking. i dunno whether its boiled or raw rice..its mentioned as sona masoori only.Even i use the same rice for idly also...

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  18. It is my fav recipe sangee. In the first week itself prepared it and enjoyed it here. You should be happy atleast you are getting murungaikeerai. I ate only in the last week after a year.

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    1. my fav too...athuvum amma samichu saapidanum aahaa..enna ruchi :))
      yes, i am happy n whenever i saw it on stores i buy that w/o fail..

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  19. adai looks perfect and i love the aroma of murunga keerai with adai :) parcel to me sangee !!!

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  20. முருங்கை கீரை சேர்த்திருப்பது நல்ல ஐடியா..இந்த அடை தான் எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்.ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு!!

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  21. Thanks everyone for your lovely comment...do keep visiting and share your thoughts...thanks again!!

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  22. This sounds very much like my moms adai which she used to make at least once every week.Such a lovely way to get your little ones have their protein,calcium and iron.Sangee have you tried using kitchen gloves while washing veggies and cooking (this may keep your hands from more drying).Hope you are feeling fine now.

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    1. yeah Vidhya, i used gloves but i wasn't comfortable with that...when i take step wise pictures while cooking i have to wash my hands more often n wipe with towel (to handle my camera)this removes all moisture n at the end of cooking i feel burning like sensation :( so sometimes i really irritated to take step wise pictures...

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  23. these look so pretty and coloful!

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