Have you recently seen the word “MAITRI” floating around? It is basically a food chain where a mystery ingredient is exchanged among foodies, who then use it to cook and post their recipe. Sounds fun right. I emailed Priya and was matched the next day itself. So what are you waiting for? Hop on to Priya or Reshmi‘s blog and join the fun.
I was matched with Pavani of Cooks-Hideout and was waiting for the mystery ingredient to arrive with lots of excitement. Finally, the day came and I was sweetly surprised by what Pavani had sent. Take a look friends.
Along with the mystery ingredient there was a cute note and a pair of salad servers. Thanks Pavani. The note added a personalized touch to the contents and the salad servers are really cute. Did anybody guess what the mystery ingredient is from the picture? Well I was wrong the first time, but was on track the second time. Time to reveal .. it is bajra or pearl millet.
Next was the brainstorming session of what to cook with it. My mom had never used it and she was not able to help. But thanks to the blogging world I found a recipe for bajra adai at CookAtEase. I just made a few changes, but most of it is the same.
1 cup bajra or pearl millet
1/4 cup idli rice
1/4 cup toor dal
1/4 cup channa dal
1/4 cup urad dal and green gram dal combined
1 medium onion
2 green chillies
2 red chillies
small piece of ginger
1 tsp fennel
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
Soak bajra with rice; soak toor dal and channa dal together; soak urad dal and green gram dal together for around 6 hours.
Grind red chillies, green chillies, ginger and fennel seeds coarsely.
To the above mixture add the soaked bajra and rice and grind.
Remove contents from mixie. Add soaked channa dal and toor dal and grind.
Lets mix the stuff together. First take the rice-bajra mix in a bowl. Add the channa dal-toor dal mix to it. Next add onions, curry leaves and cumin seeds.
Next add turmeric powder, salt and the soaked urad dal-green gram dal mix. No need to grind the urad-green gram dal.
Add water and make a batter of adai consistency.
44 Responses to Bajra (Pearl Millet) Adai – Lentil Pancakes for "MAITRI"
Healthy and delicious pancakes.
Pancakes looks yummy and so healthy.excellent clicks.
Nice healthy adais !! wonderful clicks !!
Vardhini, U r tempting me with ur adai clicks..Looove it
Superb healthy adais.. so perfectly done.. love your pics..
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Absolutely yum Vardhini. I am so glad that you were a part of MAITRI and I am hoping you had loads of fun. Very very creative, I could have never thought of this with bajra. I have some bajra as well and I know what to do with it now
Healthy, Nutritious Adai!! Seems to be a good alternative to rice…nice..
wow they sound good:)…
pancakes looks delicious..healthy n yummy!!
wow..that looks amazing and tempting…yum yum
looks delicious and glad to follow u ….
Looks Yumm and crispy….
Looks delicious, Nice recipe.
Delicious pancake..This recipe is new to me..I ll try this soon
This is a MUST MUST make ~ awesome recipe!
Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event
Pancakes look delicious.
Healthy and yummy adais…
Healthy and nutritious Adais…
Never cooked bajra flour,adai sounds like a great idea,healthy and tasty as well!
Millets look fingerlicking wonderful. Great preparation.
Healthy and yum yum pancakes.
I've never cooked with pearl millet. I'll have to try it! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've added yours to my Google Reader and look forward to reading your future posts!
This adai looks so delicious. Participating in Maitri is so much fun and I am sure you had lot of it.
wow adai looks so tempting and perfect…loved it..
looks so yumm!! I wish I could have these in my breakfast tomorrow!
Good way to use bajra…It looks like the regular adai with rice. A healthy, wholesome meal.
Healthy food. Looks perfect and tastes good with any curry. Thanks for visiting my blog and also for lovely comments.
healthy,lovely and tasty adai..like it very much
Very healthier adai…never thought to make this way…they look so crispy n perfect…thanx dear for the recipe
Wow Vardhini.. Very interesting way to use millet. I've never used them in Indian style dishes. Adais look awesome and I'm very glad you liked the salad servers Cheers to Maitri.
Healthy n nice adai…salad server looks cute!!
Nice recipe,luv the salad server too:)
Healthy & tasty..
Very healthy adais and the clicks are too good.
Wat a healthy,delicious,nutritious and highly inviting adai…awesome!
wow gr8 going dear…adais look perfect…
A very healthy adai! Looks so good!
very healthy and delicious recipe..
Healthy recipe dear…Glad to follow you!!
Nice adais…these are a much healthier version of the normal adais. Thanks for sharing Vardhini.
Very healthy dish:)
Lovely pancakes/adai..healthy n filling..:)
This pancake is new to me. Looks delicious and healthy.
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Pancakes looks yum …