Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Moringa leaves lentil pancake / Murunga keerai adai

We all know that Moringa leaves /drumstick leaves / murunga keerai have numerous health benefits.  I have tried healthier version of adai. Adai is a south Indian dish prepared by combining dal, rice and spices. To make it more nutritious and tasty, I have added Moringa leaves /murungakeerai / drumstick leaves.  Drumstick leaves is the most nutritious of all greens. If you are looking for a healthy, filling, delicious dinner or breakfast try this recipe.

Nutrition facts:
Researchers have stated that the nutritional value of the leaves is equivalent to 7 times the vitamin C in oranges plus 4 times the calcium in milk plus 3 times potassium in bananas plus 2 times the protein in milk plus 4 times the vitamin A in carrot.

Prep time: 4 hours for soaking + 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Bengal gram dal / Chana dal – 2 cups
Rice – 1 cup
Red gram dal / Toor dal – 1 cup
Black gram dal / Urad dal – 1 cup
Green gram dal / Moong dal – ¼ cup
Dry Red chilies – 6
Garlic pods – 4
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Asafetida – a pinch
Onion – 1, chopped
Moringa leaves / Drumstick leaves / Murunga keerai – 1 bunch
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Gingelly oil – As required
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt to taste

1. Separate the drumstick leaves / Murunga keerai from stem. Wash it thoroughly and keep aside.
2. Soak the rice and dal for 4 hours along with dry red chilies. Drain the water and grind along with dry red chilies, garlic, ginger, asafetida and salt in a thick batter.
3. Heat ghee in a skillet, Add drumstick leaves and saute for 5 minutes. Add those leaves to the batter.
4. Heat oil in the same skillet, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add onions and saute until translucent.
5. Add it to the batter. Add water if required, to make the batter little thin. It should be thicker than the normal dosa batter.
6. Heat Dosa tawa , grease it. Pour a ladle of batter in tawa and spread evenly. Cook on a medium flame on both sides till it turns golden brown.

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