Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ragi & Drumstick Leaves Adai

When we were kids, me and my sister used to go immediately to our grandma's village once the vacations starts,for our evening snacks my grandma used to prepare this nutritious ragi adai with freshly grounded ragi flour from her own mill and freshly picked drumstick leaves from her backyard, she used to prepare most of our evening snacks as quite nutritious, healthy, protein packed and fatless dishes..This ragi adai with drumstick leaves is my grandma's signature dish and i do prepare quite often for me even anyone at home dont like that much, after a long i prepared yesterday for our evening snacks and my lil ones enjoyed this adai with sugar while i had with hot lemon pickle (my fav side dish with adai)..This ragi adai makes me nostalgic and one of my fav savoury adai from my childhood.. Needless to say that ragi is very rich in iron content and its very low is fat and calories and am sending this healthy, filling and nutritious ragai adai to JFI-Ragi guest hosted by Madhuram of Eggless Cooking...



2cups Ragi flour
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2cup Drumstick leaves
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies (broken)
Oil
Salt

Heat few drops of oil, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal and dry red chillies until they turns brown, add the chopped onion and saute for few minutes, put off the stove..Mix the ragi flour, drumstick leaves,salt with fried spiced and sauteed onions and make a dough with enough water and make 4 ragi balls, meanwhile heat a non stick pan..flatten the ragi balls in a greased plate or plastic bag, transfer the flattened adai to the hot pan, drizzle the oil and cook on both sides until they get well cooked..

Serve hot with sugar or hot pickles.

Am also sending few more ragi dishes to JFI-Ragi event:
Ragi Murukku
Multigrain Bread
Ragi N Wheat Coconut Noodles
Steamed Ragi Veggies Rolls
Lemony Ragi Noodles
Ragi Sweet Puttu
Vegan Ragi Cookies
Ragi Idli
Ragi Sweet Dumplings/Kozhukattai


47 comments:

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

It looks like a chocolate cake to me :)) That a very healthy recipe dear and sounds yummy.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy adai with those greens! Love it! Nostalgic too!

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

That's an healthy and yummy recipe....

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

your grandmas signature dish looks great. For me when I wished to meet my grandmother I had to wait for 1 year. We only visited Kerala once a year :(

Adai looks good. Never ate this dish before.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice different try...looks yummy...can u please sent me the link of Ragi event..would like to participate in it

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
The Adai looks healthy and yumm.. i feel like having one now:)

priya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious adai..love to have adai anytime!!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow healthy recipe perfect...........

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and nutritious adai....

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect brunch! :)

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome and crispy

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & delicious adai, adding drumstick leaves is really new and unique ....

SE said... Reply To This Comment

this adai seems to be very similar to what we make as thalipeeth..ragi is very healthy indeed and good in summers as it has cooling effect on body

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

These are my all time-fav used to make them very often in Owasso but now rarely...maybe I should prepare tday for my son after school..thanks Priya..was wonder what to prepare for snacks:)

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Another new recipe to try this week. Keep it going Priya!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious and healthy, do you get Murungakeerai in France? It is ages since i had it.

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Crispy and yuumy ada packed with all healthy ingredients...miss drumstick leaves here,lucky u.....

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely healthy recipe.. looks perfect. :)

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Nice adai.. keep blogging

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Like this adai, very fulfilling...

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

healthy adai dear.thanks for sharing.

Anshika said... Reply To This Comment

Never made Adai or tasted it. But reading about it made me think yumm!! Will haved to make it some time..

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow you get the leaves thee. Looks realy healthy.

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy indeed and a great entries for the event.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

never had this but that definitely is a healthy one. drumstick leaves are filled with anti pox nutrients. thats a great way to incorporate in your diet. loved it.

vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy snack..I love drumsticks leaves..I can guesss the taste

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy adai... missing the leaves here. Me too posted a recipe with ragi today and that too one of my grandma's signature dish :)

suvaiyaana suvai said... Reply To This Comment

healthu ada!!

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Friends..

@AtoZ & HC..yea we get fresh drumstick leaves here every friday in Indian groceris..

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

This is totally new to me but looks lovely!

Renu said... Reply To This Comment

great recipe...am new to ragi, I see you have great collection of ragi recipes, will try each of them :)

simplyfood said... Reply To This Comment

These ingredients sound interesting .I have never cooked with Ragi before or drumstick leaves.I dont think we can get these ingredients in Uk although I can get drumsticks.

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Such a yummy and healthy food!!!love anything with drumstick leaves..but here i can't get that..:(

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy adai..For me adai is nostalgic :-)There is an award waiting for you in our blog, Priya :-)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

So long I didn't made adai with ragi! Good one Priya!

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

great entry for the event and nicely captured in a camera too..

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

mmm. delicious adai. so healthy too..

sowmya.s said... Reply To This Comment

i love this..will make it soon..

Madhuram said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard a lot about this adai but have not tried it at all. Apart from being healthy another advantage of preparing this adai is that there is no soaking, grinding like the regular adais. It is instant. Thank you very much for this healthy recipe Priya.

Dhanya Nambirajan said... Reply To This Comment

Drumstick leaves adai is my fav but never tried with ragi. Looks delicious .

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe. What yummy way of infusing ragi in meals.

MR said... Reply To This Comment

love ur template great recipe too
ragi very healthy !!

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a real new one...Healthy and nutritious...Yummy yumm

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Even my granny makes exactly like this Priya, you don't even believe that just few mins before visiting ur blog i was talking to my mom about how much i miss my granny and her tasty ragi adai. I know how delectable it tastes, i'm gonna make this soon. Looks awesome da............

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a heathy adai,with drumstick leaves sure it wud taste great too!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy adai!

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & tasty one.Must try