Thursday, 29 July 2010

Ragi Adai With Herbs

Yesterday morning when I opened the refrigerator to check if there was anything worth cooking,a bowl of adai batter made itself present.The batter would just make 3-4 adais and it would not be sufficient for us.I checked the boxes in the pantry and was rewarded to find 1/4 packed of ragi flour.I put these two together and wanted to improve the taste.

Just as I was thinking,I saw the drumstick tree in the backyard from the kitchen window.The drumstick tree branches swayed gracefully and looked like it was calling out to me.I picked out a handful of leaves and dropped it into the batter and added a little of mint and coriander.Lo and behold,a tasty and healthy breakfast was ready!!!

I used :

Leftover adai batter
Ragi flour
Drumstick leaves
Mint leaves
Coriander leaves
Cumin seeds
Finely chopped onions

I used 4:1[adai batter - ragi flour] ratio.You can use according to your taste/the quality of the ragi flour. Similarly adjust the quantity of onion,herbs.

  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a batter without lumps.
  2. Heat a griddle and pour a ladleful of batter in the centre and spread it.It may not come out as a perfect circle as we have added onion and herbs.Drizzle oil if needed and cover and cook till the edges leave the pan.
  3. Flip it over and cook again for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from griddle and serve piping hot with a side dish of your choice.

Piping hot Ragi adai with herbs served with Tangy tomato gravy

Sending this to Sowjanya who is hosting Vegetable Marathon with the theme-Drumstick.Vegetable Marathon was started by Silpa of Anitha's Kitchen and also my event-Scrumptious Delights from Leftovers.

Bon Appetit...



  1. This is such a quintessential 'home-food'; we make onbe with rice-batter and drumstick leaves.
    Won't find it in any restaurants!

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  3. that is such an wonderful n healthy breakfast ...very creative one...hats off to u dear

  4. Nutritious adai looks yummy..

  5. Who is going to refuse these adais and chutneys..esp if someone else made it for me on a morning :)

    You know when you said drumstick leaves from the backyard I almost are so lucky!

    Thanks for the entry PJ!

  6. That's healthy and interesting breakfast...


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