Horse gram (known as "kollu" in Tamil and "kulthi" in Hindi) is a rich source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, iron and fiber. Horse gram can be used to make many dishes like kollu rasam, kollu sundal, horse gram sprout salad, side dishes for chapati, kollu soup etc. Horse gram sprouts are more nutritious and easily digestible. As horse gram is rich in fiber, it helps in weight loss by keeping you full for a longer time. This horse gram adai is extremely delicious and also very nutritious with the goodness of vegetables and drumstick leaves. Today let us learn how to make kollu vegetable adai following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Wash and soak horse gram, green gram, urad dal, tur dal, bengal gram dal (chana dal) and rice (can use any rice) together for 5-6 hours.
Drain the water and grind it with little water adding cumin seeds, red chillies and salt needed to a slightly coarse batter. The batter should not be too thin nor too thick.
Chop all the vegetables finely. Add to the batter. Add chopped drumstick leaves, coriander leaves and grated coconut (optional) to the batter and mix well. Now our healthy and nutritious horsegram/kollu batter is ready.
Heat a tawa, pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Cook on medium heat. (Note- After adding the vegetables, the batter will become a little thick. So we will be making small and thin adais. If you have difficulty in spreading the batter, you can also spread the batter with your finger tips on the tawa and then heat it).
After spreading the batter, make 4-5 holes with the back of the ladle as seen in the picture below.
Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai and a few drops inside each hole.
Once the sides starts lifting up, flip it over to the other side.
Drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil around the adai. Once it gets cooked well, remove from heat and serve hot with chutney or butter or powdered jaggery or even cream (malai).
Adai tastes heavenly with butter and cream. If you have not tried it, then I recommend you to try that combo.
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