Tuesday, April 15, 2008

(Winter Melon in yogurt gravy and Lentil Crepes )Poosanikai Pachai Mor Kuzhambu and Power Packed Adai

Power Packed Adai

I have to let you all know, that this was an experiment! But it turned out good!
On Tuesdays, during Tennis season, I have to leave the house by 5pm and can come back only by 7pm. I work from home, so I usually make dinner only at 5pm. So I end up making some Dosa items for dinner since it is quick. Since I just came back, and didnt have any dosa dough at hand, I thought why not Adai , a lentil dosa. I did a little variation
Here is what I did
1 Cup Whole Green Mung
1 Cup Whole Skinned Urad
1 Cup Rice
½ cup Channa Dal
½ Cup Black Eyed Peas
½ cup Horsegram
½ Cup Sabudana
3 Green Chilllies
1 Red Chillies
2 teaspoons Salt
Coconut-one handful cut in tooth shaped pieces
Curry leaves (I still havent bought it! but you can use if you have)
-->I soaked all this before I left, all in one bowl, except the sabudana.
-->I soaked the sabudana seperately.
-->When I came back, I put all this (except the
sabudana )in my food processor and made a batter.
-->To this batter Imixed the sabudana.I made thin lentil crepes out of it.
The kids loved it, I also liked it. Next time, I will soak the green mung way ahead of time, or use regular mung dal. I felt it had to soak a lttle more, but I was the only one who felt that way. My husband also liked it! It is a very filling dinner.
As a side dish to this I Made
Poosanikai Pachai Mor Kuzhambu
Pachai means Green in Tamil , Mor Kuzhambu is gravy made with yogurt base.
Items You Need:
For the Masala Soak for 10 to 15 minutes
1 tsp Jeera (Cumin)
3 tsps Coconut shredded (I used Frozen)
1 tsp Rice
2 Green Chillies
1 handful Fresh Coriander
For the Gravy
Wintermelon - 5 cups (Cut in square shapes)
Salt as needed
Thick Yogurt - 2 cups (blended in to thick buttermilk)
Oil- 1 Tsp
Mustard-¼ tsp
Red Chili -1
-->In a vessel, take the wintermelon, and add
enough water to lightly cover the vegetables
-->Add the salt once it starts boiling
-->Grind the masala and add the mixture to it
and cook for a 5 to 7 minutes in low fire
-->Add the thick buttermilk to it, and cook for
3 minutes in low fire
-->In a small pan, add some oil, add the mustard,
once it sputters add the Red Chili, and pour it over
the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves, and curry leaves.
Note- You should be careful, not let the buttermilk curdle. It should be thick and creamy!


Divya Vikram said...

nice dosa..n nice sidedish..

Divya Vikram said...

nice dosa..n nice sidedish..

Trupti said...

hey vandana, nice dosa & gravy..thanks for sharing this recipe

kamala said...

Nice experiment vandana.Would you like to be part of Arusuvai friendship chain?If so i will send you the surprise ingredient.

Madhavi said...

Dosa looks great and gravy too!!!

plz do visit @


Cham said...

Love the pachai moor kuzhambu, i make it too :) great dosa...

Anonymous said...

next time you make something, please make sure to mail it to virginia. postage for you is cheaper than a plane ticket for me!!..