Ragi Adai -Healthy ,Gluten free recipe. Ragi or Finger Millet or Kezhvaragu is a vital food in South India. There are lots of recipes made with ragi flour, but this dish prepared with the combination of ragi and drumstick leaves is unbeatable. A very healthy and delicious adai ,simple to prepare . Those who are in diet , can have these adai as it is very filling and good for diabetics.

Green leaves and herbs are more nutirtious than the green vegetables. One such green leaves packed with vitamins and minerals is drumstick leaves or murungakeerai. It has got amazing healthy benefits . They taste delicious when added to dosa's , tender greens are added to cooked lentils, It is also stir fried as such or along with other vegetables to make a delicious side dish. 

My favorite way of eating theses leaves is in this form of delicious adai. During my vacation trip to India , my MIL used to prepare this often . Discarding the leaves from the stem is the only time consuming process, the rest is easy.   I love to have with more onions  and drumstick leaves, adjust it according to your taste buds.

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
Yields :
Recipe Source : Mother-In-Law

For this recipe you need
  • 2 cups of ragi flour
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies [according to your taste]
  • 1 1/2 cups of drumstick leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil

Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and green chillies, fry for few minutes.

Now add the drumstick leaves and fry for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Mix all the ingredients to the ragi flour ,add salt and form a dough by adding water little by little.

Divide it into five equal parts and form balls.Heat the tawa in low heat, grease it with little oil.

Place the ball directly on the tawa and flatten it up.( Alternatively you can smear little oil on a plastic sheet , flatten the ball in a circular shape and place it gently on the tawa.)

Add oil along the sides of it,cook on both sides in a medium flame. Flip them on both sides and make sure the adai is cooked well. When flattening the next one, make sure to low the flame.

Spicy,healthy and delicious adai is ready to be served.

Serve it hot and enjoy :)

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. one yum adai love to have this with tea :) bookmarking this recipe

  2. Healthy adai......wanna have a try....

  3. i just love this adai aruna.. like the lighting in todays recipe :)

  4. Healthy adai..looks crispy n delicious!

  5. Ragi with drumstick leaves.That is such a healthy combination.I must try this.

  6. Yummy and healthy adai..looks delicious.

  7. We too make this .. healthy recipe indeed

  8. Looks very good, we don't use onion neither murugkai, I will try when i go to my parents home.

  9. Where will I find drumsticks leaves? What is it called ? Is there a substitute? I’m in NJ

  10. @ Deepa - Drumstick leaves or Moringa leaves
    Check out in Indian stores you might be able to find

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