I think, everyone will be aware of the rich Iron content in the drumstick leaves. Unluckily, I was not able to find good drumstick leaves in any shop here. Either they will have a spoiled branch or dried branch. Its my favourite and was desperatly waiting for introducing this leaves to my kid. During our search for a play home for my kid, we found a fresh drumstick tree near my place, at the play school. I felt very bad, that the tree was unexplored till that time and it was only a few yards from my place. Anyway they didnt give admission for my kid, saying its too early to put him in a play home. I realized that i am running so fast for everything with my kid. But i felt happy for my discovery of drumstick leaves atlast. So with their permission am getting fresh bunch of leaves. I love everything made out of this, and the first thing that striked my mind was adding the leaves to the adai.
Here goes the recipe
Par Boiled Rice - 1 cup
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Toor Dhal - 1 cup
Channa dhal - 1/4 cup
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Fried gram - 1/4 cup
Red Chillies - 8
Green Chllies - 2
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Gralic - 7 pods
Drumstick Leaves - 1 cup
Saunf - 1 tsp
Aesfoetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt and oil as required
Onion - 2 big minced.
Soak the both the rice together in a bowl. Mix all the dhal and soak them in a seperate bowl.
Let them be sokaed for an hour.
In a mixer, add the garlic, chillies and saunf. Grind it to a smooth paste.
Later add the rice and grind well. Add the dhal later and grind it coarsely.
Add salt and aesfoetida and mix well.
Heat a kadai and saute the minced onion with 1 tsp of oil.
Once the onion turns translucent, add the randomnly cut drumstick leaves. Saute this for a minute.
Add this to the batter and mix well. The batter should be little thick.
In a tawa, prepare adai as we do for dosa. Be little liberal in using oil for getting crispy adai.
Serve hot with crushed jaggery, which also is rich in Iron. This is truly a healthy meal(Iron + mor eprotein) esp for kids and ladies.
I am sending this to Grammathu Kaimanam/Village Special Recipe Event hosted by Shama.
also sending to SWC - Cooking with Greens event hosted by Sowmya