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Friday, May 24, 2013

Murungai Keerai Adai

Murungai Keerai Adai
Adai is a South Indian crepe prepared with variety of dals and Rice.  It is a protein and iron rich breakfast / dinner recipe.  Murungai Keerai Adai is a very famous recipe of Kongunadu. Drumstick leaves are rich in iron when compared to other green leaves. My mom usually grind the dals and add the drumstick leaves before preparing the Adai. In order to make my Kid eat, I have slightly modified the recipe by grinding the drumstick leaves also  Otherwise he will remove the leaves from Adai before eating. My kid really loved this Adai. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Crispy Adai.

Soak Time:                  1 hour
Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   1 hour 30 mins
Yields :                        15 Adai

Murungai Keerai Adai

Drumstick Leaves
3 tbsp    
Idli Rice
1/2 cup    
( Urad dal, Channa Dal,
Toor Dal, Moong Dal) 
1/2 Cup
Fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves
Red chillies
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Fennel Seeds
1 tsp
Ginger chopped
1 tsp
Coriander Leaves
2 stalk

Oil For Cooking Adai
15 tsp

Instructions  :
  • Wash and soak Idli Rice  for 1 hour or as per instructions given in rice bag. In a separate bowl, wash and soak dals, fenugreek seeds.

  • Grind Idli Rice, dals, fenugreek seeds, drumstick leaves, curry leaves, Red chillies, green chilly, cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, ginger chopped and coriander leaves in a mixie or grinder or blender by adding enough water. Add required Salt to this batter.

  • Heat dosa tava in medium flame. When dosa tava is hot, take 1/4 cup of  batter and spread evenly starting from centre. Pour 1 tsp of Oil on dosa circumference.Close the lid. Cook it for 2 -3 mins till it turns golden colour in some areas . Flip on other side and cook for a min.

Adjust chilly to your taste.
Relish the dosa with Coconut chutney.
My mom usually don't grind drumstick leaves, coriander leaves and onions. She directly adds finely chopped onion, coriander leaves and drumstick leaves into batter. 
Cook Adai in medium flame. Adai takes more time to cook than normal dosas.

Murungai Keerai Adai / Drumstick Leaves Adai / Drumstick Leaves Mixed Lentils Crepe.



  1. Healthy and delicious adai.. love murungai ilai.. dont get that here..

  2. Wat a healthy adai, cant wait to make some soon.

  3. Yummy! Very healthy adai Nithya.. Addition of drumstick leaves is interesting :-)

  4. Wow, this is interesting and certainly utmost creative. The leaves holds plenty of nutrients and is good for cough too. I seldom make adai but I sure know where to look for the recipe when in need of it.

  5. this looks so healthy and tasty!! i sure would love to have it.


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