Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drumstick Leaves Adai / Indian Style Protein Crepes

Brown rice/ Boiled rice - 3/4cup
lentils, combined -3/4cup ( I've used toor dal,channa dal, whole masoor dal, whole moong dal, whole urad dal, red beans, mattar ki dal [split yellow peas] and black eyed peas)
Red chillies -4
Cumin seeds - 1teaspoon
Drumstick leaves - one fist full
Chopped onion - 1/4cup (optional)
Chopped green chilly-1(optional)
Chopped cilantro - 1tablespoon (optional)
Hing/Asafotida -1/4 teaspoon

Wash and soak the dals, rice and red chilly to gather for 2-3 hours. Grind it with cumin seeds and little water to a thick batter.

(You can continue the process right away. But I kept the batter for 2 hours then proceeded) Add cleaned and washed drumstick leaves, chopped onion, g.chilly, cilantro and hing. Add enough salt, add little more water,mix everything well.

Heat a griddle on low medium heat. Pour one big laddle of Adai batter and spread it into thick crepe. (It won't come as thin as dosa). Sprinkle oil, once it turns golden in colour at the bottom, flip it over. Sprinkle little more oil (if desired! ;) ) and take it out once its cooked on both sides.
Crisp and yummy drumstick leaves adai is ready to serve. Traditionally adai is served with avial / butter / Jaggery. You can have them with chutney of your choice.

I served it with mild avial and spicy chutney!


Linking this to "Show me your Hits" , event started be Sangeetha and presently hosted at Julie's "Erivum Puliyum"


  1. Very healthy & delicious one..You can link this to my event,Show me Your HITS -Iron Rich Foods,link is below..

  2. Thanks for the quick feedback Julie..linked it with the event just now! Thanks!

  3. Healthy adai,craving for it..but we don't get drumstick leaves here....

  4. Lucky me Nalini! Touch wood! ;) ;) we do get drumstick leaves here @ Chinese markets, do check whether you have some Chinese/Asian markets in your area!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. wow.. drum stick adai with aviyal...good combo..great..

  6. Hi Mahi ,

    Your recipe Adai and

    your presentation both are

    very nice to see.

    Pictorial demonstration Super Mahi:)

    keep on..

  7. நான் படிச்சுட்டேன். கண்ணாலயே ருசிச்சாச்சு. தாங்ஸ். ;))

  8. Very healthy recipe and neat usual u rock!!

  9. very healthy and flavorful adai recipe. looks really delicious

  10. Very healthy n yummy adai recipe, sounds so delicious.

  11. healthy n yummy adai..lov it..frst time to ur blog..lov ur space ..glad to follow u!

  12. That's a healthy recipe :)
    Happy to follow you!! Do visit mine if you have time to spare :)

  13. hi mahi..this is my all time fav..
    thanks for taking a visit to my blog..
    i thought there is google translator for tamil to sad..this blog is too good but i like mahis space the most..but it doesnt matter..though i will take 1 hour to read and understand a para,i can manage somehow i will be your follower of both blogs:))..


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