Sunday, December 21, 2014


After a little gap, I have come again to my recipes.

This time, I am going to give an  adai  recipe, that also with drumstick leaves. [Murungaikeerai] We can make soup, vadai and adai varieties with these leaves. Murungkai keerai poriyal is very famous in Tamilnadu. Adding chopped banana flower with these leaves makes the poriyal very tasty. Now coming back to adai, this adai with drumstick leaves is also very traditional and famous. Fry these leaves in a little ghee and eat with hot rice. This helps to improve immunity and purify the blood. Drumstick leaves help to reduce the sugar level in human body. Body heat, constipation and back pain are also controlled by these leaves.

Now the recipe follows....

முருங்கைக்கீரை அடை


Idli rice- 2 cups
bengal gram -1 cup
Red chillies-8
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Thur dal- 1 cup
Fry these in a little oil, and add this mixture to the adai batter when the mixture is thoroughly cooled down.  
Chopped sambar onion- a handful
chopped small tomato-1
chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
curry leaves - a few
asafoetida powder- half sp
drumstick leaves- 2 cups 
Soak the rice and the dals in enough water separately for 2 hours.
First grind the rice, and the red chillies finely  to a thick batter with little water.
Then add the dals without water.
Add the fennel seeds and enough salt.
Grind the dals coarsely.
Pour the batter in a bowl.
Add the greens and the fried mixture and mix well.
Make small adais in a hot tawa.
The delicious  drumstick leaves adai is ready now!