Murungai Keerai Adai

Why you should make this recipe:

Dosa made with Lentils, Drumstick leaves, and a perfect blend of flavorful ingredients makes a perfect breakfast meal. Drumstick leaves which is known for it’s high content of iron is always a special ingredient in almost all kitchens in Tamil Nadu. Since I learnt this recipe from my mom, I always cherish this as my childhood favorite.



  • ldli rice: 2 cup
  • Yellow moong dal: 1 cup
  • Pigeon peas: 1 cup
  • Bengal gram: 1 cup
  • Onion: 1 cup
  • Green chilli: 3 no
  • Red chilli: 4 no
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Coriander leaves: few
  • Murungai Keerai: 1
  • bunch
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp
  • Salt to taste



  • Put all lentil together in water and soak it for 2 hours
  • After 2 hours add fennel and cumin, onion, curry leaves, red chili, green chili and make a coarse paste.
  • Wash and cook the Drumstick leaf for 5 minutes to reduce the bitterness.
  • Taste and cool
    down to room temperature
  • Take the batter and mix Drumstick leaf, coriander leaves turmeric powder, salt and mix well
    and keep it for 1/2 hour then make the dosa
  • Once the tawa is hot enough to make the dosa spread the batter and cook. 
  • Add little oil to give color make it crispy. 
  • Turn the dosa to cook the other side.
    cook well on both side.
  • If you cook the dosa on low flame it will turn crispy.
  • Murungai keerai adai is ready

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