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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ragi-adai-with-drumstick-leavesRagi also known as finger millet adai – Kezhvaragu adai with drumstick leaves. This is my long time wish to try. I always make murungai keerai adai by adding murungai keerai to the adai batter. Usually the drumstick leaves we buy in mustafa will be too much for sambar or kootu for 3 of us. So reserve little after cooking something and make adai. This time also I had a cup of drumstick leaves. So I thought I will try adding it to ragi adai. It was very flavorful along with ragi and I liked it. It’s very simple to make as well as a healthy one. I already have ragi adai recipe in my blog. So first I was thinking if I have to post, but thought of making new post with full video of ragi adai. So new one Big Grin.
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Check out the video on how to make ragi adai

Ragi adai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time 15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins     Makes: 4


Finger millet flour – 1 cup

Drumstick leaves – 1 cup

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1

Green chilli - 2

Salt – as needed

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp


  1. In a pan, temper with mustard and urad dal in oil. Add finely chopped onion, green chilli to it and fry till onion turns transparent.
  2. 1-temper
  3. Add chopped tomato, washed drumstick leaves to it.
  4. 2-fry
  5. Fry in medium or low flame for 2 minutes until it shrinks. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add ragi flour and salt to it. Mix well.
  6. 3-add
  7. Mix required water and make a dough. Divide into 4 equal sized balls.
  8. 4-make
  9. In a banana leaf or a food grade sheet like ziploc or butter paper, grease and flatten the ragi adai.
  10. 5-flatten
  11. Heat tawa with oil and transfer the adai to it by carefully inverting the paper over the tawa and peeling the paper off.
  12. 6-cook
  13. Cook in medium flame covered with a lid for one or two minutes. Flip and cook for one more minute.
  14. 7-ready


    • Make sure to cook drumstick leaves in low heat. Otherwise it will turn dry.
    • I deseeded the tomato and chopped to add it the dough.
    • The heat from sauteed onion, keerai is enough to bind the flour. So mix immediately.
    • You can add buttermilk or hot water to make the adai soft.
    • Add green chilli generously. Otherwise it will be bland. You can also add red chilli powder in place of green chilli.

Serve hot with any chutney or sambar. I like it with curd.

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  1. That's an old and authentic dish.. Cute photographs as usual!

  2. I tried this dish last night, its very tasty

  3. Hi Raks,

    the subtitle is akkiroti,can u pls do the necessary.

  4. Raji...need not fry the drumstick leaves.. u can add it to the batter directly. I t tastes good and nice flavour comes

  5. What I do is, I will put Garlic, Ginger, Jeera, Green Chillies, Pudina ( Mint leaves) , Curry leaves and grind it to coarse. Then I add it to floor along with chapped Onion. It will give still better aroma.


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