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Drumstick Leaves Adai(a South Indian Rice Pancake)

Drumstick Leaves Adai(a South Indian Rice Pancake)

Adai is a rice based South Indian Pancake which is had on certain occasions like on festivals or offering prayers for a particular God.Adai is normally made of lentils – either one specific or a mixture of lentils.But this Adai is made of only Sela Rice which is also called “boiled rice” or “puzung arsi” in Tamil.


Drumstick Leaves


So lets see how its made:

Preparation Time – 1 1/2 days(for fermentation)

Makes – 10-12 Adai


150 gms Sela Rice

3 tsp salt

1/2 cup Sesame Oil

2 cups Drumstick Leaves(separated from stalks and washed)

1 1/2 cups fresh Coconut – chopped into pieces


Soak the rice overnight.


Next day grind to a very fine paste and ensure that there are no coarse grains.


Take out in a bowl and let it ferment for a day in the Winter season.In summers it can be used immediately.Now it is perfect for cooking.


The batter for fermentation…

Mix the drumstick leaves and the Coconut pieces with the Adai batter.Add some salt and water to the batter and make it to the consistency of Dosa Batter.


Spread a ladleful of batter on a tava – griddle and spread a little into a round shape.Drizzle a tbsp of Oil on and around the Adai.


When one side is cooked flip it over to cook the other side.


Serve with generous amounts of fresh butter,South Indian Gun Powder(Molagapodi) and Gur(jaggery).


Delicious Adai served hot…

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