Yesterday I prepared Raagi Adai after a longtime. It was my grandpa's all time favourite. He was no more now, but still I have never seen such a self disciplined person like him in this world. Even at the age of 88, he will take his breakfast only after finishing his bath and prayers. Everyday early in the morning he go for walking, whatever may be the season. And he will have his own milestones to be reached during walking and maintains his punctuality in that. Also while walking he will be humming his favourite Devaram poetry (this is a tamil litreture sung in the praise of lord shiva). He was working as HOD Tamil in the Delhi university. As a diabetic patient, whenever he consult a doctor and finds his sugar level gone up, he will take the immediate steps and bring down to normal within a week. Even doctors have admired this. He will a perfect balanced diet that suits his health. He lived as a legend, leaving us with his fondful memories.
When I thought of the event Just For You, the next moment I decided that I should dedicate my grandpa with his favourite recipe. Here it is..
Ragi Flour - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup minced (Preferrably pearl onions)
Green Chillies - 4
Red Chilies - 2
Curry leaves and Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp minced nicely.
Salt to Taste
In the hot kadai, add 1 tsp of oil and seasoning items like mustard seeds, urad dhal and aesfoetida.
Once the mustard splutters, add the rest of the ingredients and saute well.
Add this to the ragi flour and mix well. Now add salt and water and mix well. The dough should be like vada dough.
Take a plastic sheet and brush some oil over it. Take a medium sized ball of the dough and spread it with hands in that plastic sheet, to a dosa shape.
Take it out and put it a hot tawa. Turn it to both the sides and cook well by adding little oil. You must have patience till it gets cooked. If its half cooked, you are sure to get stomach pain. So be little careful and cook it well.
This can be served as a dinner or as a evening snack. This is very good for growing children and diabetic patients too.