Thursday, March 26, 2015

Varagu/Kodo Millet Adai with Drumstick leaves

In recent time, millet cooking is famous everywhere like tv shows, cook books and in blog world too.I regularly watch "Venkatesh bhat" cooking show and tried many recipes from that show. Everything turns out delicious so far. Few weeks back, he made "Samai/Little millet Adai" with drumstick leaves. It look delicious, so i wanted to try that.
But , i dont have "Samai/Little Millet" in hand , so i tried this adai with varagu and usually we add ginger and fennel seed in adai in our home. so i added that in addition to the recipe . It turns out super tasty. Even My DH couldn't find the difference , it tastes almost like our regular adai.


Varagu/Kodo Millet Rice - 1/2 cup
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup.
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup.
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup.
Red chili - 5 nos.
Cumin seed - 1 tsp.
Fennel seed - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch pieces
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Drumstick leaves - 1/2 cup loosely packed
Mustard & split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Onion -1(finely chopped)
Curry leaves - few
Varagu Arisi / Kodo Millet look like this

First put all the dal and varagu rice in a bowl and wash it well. Then soak it in water along with chili,cumin and fennel for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.

Once it's soaked well.Grind it in the wet grinder/mixie along with ginger into fine paste and remove it in a bowl and keep aside.

Heat the pan with 1 tbsp of oil and  add mustard ,split urad dal,curry leaves & onions,saute it with pinch of salt until onions becomes translucent.

Add this onion into batter along with turmeric,salt & asafoetida and mix well.Finally wash the drumstick leaves and add it into the batter. Add water and adjust the consistency of the batter. 

Heat the tava ,grease the tava and pour the ladle full of batter and spread like dosa(keep it in low flame,so that you can able to spread,after spreading the batter increase the flame)and cook it for 2-3 mins,then flip it and  cook on other sides.Once it becomes golden brown on both sides,remove it.

Healthy Varagu Adai Dosai is ready. Serve it  with coconut chutney/ Sugar or even with jaggery.

  • Drumsticks leaves is optional, but adding that gives great flavor to this adai.
  • Dont spread this dosa very thin, it became dry after some time