A mixed lentil s pack with some spices ground coarsely makes up as the basic mix which can be used to make Adai, Masala Vadai /fritter/dal vadas , Paruppu Usili the famous lentil crumble which South Indians are known to use with their veggies thus making it more healthier and protein rich and also koftas and dal vadas for Kadi and Morkuzhambu. You can make the popular parup urundai kozhambu too with this mix, make the lentil balls in a jiffy . I would say we can make more than 4 dishes, so think creatively .
I am always up to something in my kitchen 🙂 .As I get some requests to come up with quick ready to eat dishes for busy women and youngsters, I have added some quick dishes, some of them giving four dishes from one mix…..A great boon.
This Masala vadai / plain spiced vadai called Paruppu vadai/Lentil fritter is so easy to make if you have the pre mix of the basic ingredients which can make four dishes..Yes you heard Right !!
These dishes , we avoid making very often for the simple reason the ingredients made in the traditional way needs to be soaked, for some hours, ground and then prepared… No doubt the best way to get the taste right.
But when time is short and the craving is high ,you need to do something that fixes both…This is a great boon and time saver recipe for bachelors who stay away fro their homes for longer periods and need to make such dishes in an easy manner. While nothing can beat the traditional methods of making dishes from scratch, this home made multi mix comes handy as second best . It is any day better than store products .
Here is where my pre mix for these four dishes comes to use.
To make a simple Adai
2. To prepare Dal vadas/Masala dal vadas
3. To prepare Paruppu usili/Lentil crumble
4. To prepare Dal koftas for Kadhi or South Indian Mor kuzhambu, Paruppu Urundai kuzhambu .
Lentil crumble /Paruppu usili can also be prepared by making a thick adai on the skillet by patting it lightly , add oil on edges, let it cook well, flip over to cook other side.
when cooled, crumble the thick adai to make crumble for vegetables.