Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kaalu Paruppadai - Field Beans And Lentil Pancake


 Paruppadai has become our regular breakfast dish because of its low G I. Onion Paruppadai,  Cabbage Paruppadai  or Paruppadai with  fenugreek leaves taste delicious when savoured hot. One Adai is sufficient to sustain my husband till he finishes one round of his 18 hole golf game. Since it is Kaalu season Paruppadai with kaalu has become a regular feature on our breakfast menu. 


Field Beans/Kaalu - 1 cup ( cooked ) 
Bengal gram dal - 1 cup 
Split yellow pigeon peas/ Tur dal - 1 cup 
Split black gram dal - 2 tbsps 
Salt - 1 tsp 
Ginger - 1'' piece 
Red chillies - 4 
Chopped onion - 1/2 cup 
Cumin seeds - 2 tsps 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
Curry leaves - a few 
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsps 
Sesame oil - For cooking


1. For an early breakfast soak Bengal gram dal, Tur dal, Black gram dal and red chillies overnight. 
2. Next morning drain and grind the soaked ingredients with salt, asafoetida and peeled fresh  ginger into a very coarse and thick  batter with out adding water. Add cumin seeds and run the mixer for half a  minute more.
 3. Mix chopped onion, precooked Kaalu, Chopped coriander leaves and the curry leaves into the batter. 

4. Heat a greased tava and place a ball of batter on it. 

5. Using your wet fingers pat the batter gently and spread the Adai into a thick circle. 
6. Make a hole in the center and add a drop of oil into the hole. Dribble little oil around the Adai and cover it with a lid. 

7. Cook on medium flame for two to three minutes, open the lid and check if the batter looks cooked on top. Lift it up lightly and check if the bottom of the Adai has turned golden brown. 
8.Flip the Adai and cook for one more minute dribbling few more drops of oil around it.
9. Remove when done and serve immediately.
Take time to chew the delicious Kaalu Paruppadai and enjoy it with coconut chutney or any gojju. My friend loves to relish Paruppdai with Avial

 I prefer it as it is  with a blob of butter on top of it !

3 Post your Comments:

pujita cookeries said...

tempting sight and apparently tasty...will try.

Priya Suresh said...

Just cant take my eyes from ur adai, excellent nutritious food.

Anonymous said...

I never thought of it.. Very nice