Vazhaipoo Bajra Adai Recipe – Banana Flower & Pearl Millet Dosa

Vazhaipoo Bajra Adai Recipe (Banana Flower & Pearl Millet Crepe), a nutritious meal that is made with banana flower which is mixed along with 5 different kinds of dals like moong dal, toor dal, urad dal and channa dal. In order to keep it highly nutritious we have also added pearl millet which is rich in fiber and protein content. Banana flower is rich in protein content, it is also helpful in managing diabetics. The adai as a whole will give you a healthy start for your day.  Banana flower (Vazhaipoo), Onion, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, White Urad Dal (Split), Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Bajra (seeds), Whole Black Pepper Corns, Curry leaves   1 Banana flower (Vazhaipoo) , cleaned and chopped 1 Onion , chopped 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste To Grind 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Split) 1/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 1/4 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 1 cup Bajra (seeds) 1 tablespoon Whole Black Pepper Corns 3 sprig Curry leaves     180   30     To begin making the Vazhaipoo Bajra Adai Recipe, soak the dals and millet in water for at least 3 hours.Once the dals are soaked, grind them along with pepper and curry leaves to a coarse batter by adding little bit of water.The batter must be the same consistency of a dosa batter and not too runny. Once all of it is ground keep, stir in the salt and keep the Bajra adai batter aside aside.Move ahead to clean the banana flower, take out the petals first and you will notice small white florets at the bottom, pluck them out.Keep a container with buttermilk ready in order to add the used florets. From each banana floret, the stamen (kaalan) and the thin white colored cover portions must be removed and should be soaked in the buttermilk.Once u have done removing all the florets, drain the buttermilk and chop the florets into small pieces.Heat a kadai with oil, add onions and saute till they turn translucent. Add chopped florets, sprinkle with salt and turmeric and saute until the florets are cooked.Add these sautéed Banana Flower into the Bajra Adai batter and mix well to combine.Heat a dosa tawa, once it becomes hot, use a ladle to take little batter and pour it in the center and spread it in concentric circles with the back ladle to form a thin Adai.Drizzle oil around the Banana Flower Bajra Adai cook until the Adai is crisp and golden brown on both sides.Serve the Vazhaipoo Bajra Adai Recipe along with Coconut chutney and Sambar to make it a wholesome high protein meal.