Monday, September 15, 2008

Raagi Adai / Finger Millet Patty

I was looking for something to make with raagi when my mother gave me a recipe. She'd seen it on a tv cooking show. I took the main ingredients of this recipe & added a lot of other stuff to it to make it mine. With no further ado, here's the recipe. I was in a hurry when I made this dish, so I used store-bought ginger, garlic & tamarind (not tamaring concentrate) pastes.

Raagi flour - 1.5 cups
Blackeye Beans (Vella Kaaramani) - 1 large handful
Green chili, finely chopped - 1
Ginger - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsps
Hot water to make dough
Salt to taste

Soak blackeye beans for about 30 mins. Wash & drain water. Microwave (loosely covered) with a few spoons of water for 3-5 minutes. Drain water & keep aside. The beans should be partially cooked, not too soft or too hard.
Mix raagi flour, tamarind, ginger & garlic pastes, green chili, jaggery and salt in a mixing bowl.
Heat some water - not very hot, just bearable hot.
Add water as required to the raagi mixture and knead into a smooth dough.
Add cooked blackeye beans. Knead well.
Pat into discs and steam for 8 -10 minutes.

I used my idli plates to make these patties. The blackeye beans were a little hard and that gave a nice texture. Microwaves vary, so cook the beans for as long or as less as needed - they shouldn't be fully cooked, as they cook further while steaming.

There are at least 2 whole grains events going on right now in foodie blogosphere. Sending this dish off to both.

Suganya of Tasty Palettes is hosting JFI - Whole Grains. Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen is hosting WBB - Grains in my Breakfast, an event originally started by Nandita of Saffron Trail.


Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Thank you for sending these adais with a twist to WBB.
Sorry I took so long to acknowledge this, but I made a mistake while typing my email id in the announcement and so never got your mail.:(

Geetha said...

that's okie aparna & thanks for visiting my blog :)