This finger millet (known as kelvaragu/keppai in Tamil) drumstick leaves adai tastes just heavenly. Even ragi-haters will like it very much. I love this keerai ragi adai so much that I make it once in a week. I have already posted ragi vegetable adai but this adai tastes totally different from that. Try it and you will know. Today we will learn how to make murungai keerai ragi adai following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Grind ginger and green chilli just for a second.
In a plate, add ragi flour, salt needed, curry leaves, very finely chopped onions, chopped drumstick leaves, grated fresh coconut, ginger + green chilli paste and fennel powder.
Add warm water and make a soft dough.
Grease a few drops of oil on a banana leaf. Place a ragi dough ball and spread it evenly with your fingers.
Heat a tawa, invert the banana leaf on the tawa with the adai. Then slowly lift the leaf alone leaving the adai as in the picture below. Those who cannot get banana leaf can check other options in the notes section below.
Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai and little on top of the adai and cook covered on medium low heat. By covering the adai will be soft and delicious.
Once cooked, flip it over to the other side and cook uncovered. The color of the adai will change once it is cooked. (you need patience as it will take time to cook and you must cook it only on medium low heat).
Once cooked, remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
Notes -Use only shallots for best results. This adai tastes heavenly because of the shallots and fennel powder, so do not omit it.
This adai can be done without drumstick leaves also.
For those who cannot get banana leaf, can use a damp cotton cloth/handkerchief (kept separately for this purpose).
You can also use ziplock cover or oil cover. In that case you cannot keep it directly on the heated tawa. Transfer it to your hands and then place it on the hot tawa. The disadvantage in this method is you cannot spread thinly.
You can also spread it directly on the tawa before heating it. You can have 2 tawas or wait for the tawa to cool down before spreading the next one.
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