I prefer to try out more dishes in microwave as it consumes less oil. I used 100% micro power and 1 micro safe glass plate to prepare this dish.
Cooking time: for each adai 3 minutes in microwave
- Frozen green peas – 1 cup
- Chayote (chow-chow) – 1 no
- Potato – 1 no
- Gram flour or kadalai mavu – ½ to ¾ cup (adjust according to the moisture content of the vegetable)
- Onion – 1 no
- Green chilli – 3 no
- Soy sauce – 1 table spoon
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
- Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
- Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few
- Oil – 1½ tea spoon
- Salt – as per taste
- Wash, peel and grate chayote and potato; chop onion, green chilli, curry and coriander leaves; wash and mash green peas (I put it in a mixer and run it twice for few seconds to cook it safely in microwave).
- Put the grated and chopped vegetables in a bowl, add ginger garlic paste, mashed green peas, soy sauce, salt, turmeric and chilli powder; add gram flour, mix well and make a dough by adding little water if needed; let the dough be little loose to spread it on a plate easily; keep the mix for 5 minutes to settle.
- Take a micro safe glass plate, apply some oil; take a lemon size ball from the dough and spread it on the plate like adai as thin as possible; sprinkle few drops oil on the periphery and top.
- Keep it in a microwave oven in 100% power and cook it in microwave on high for 3 minutes; turn and cook the other side also in between; as most of the content is grated vegetable, 3 minutes are sufficient; I allotted 1½ minutes for each side of the adai; repeat this for remaining dough also; you may get 5 to 6 adais in this.
- Tasty, spicy, ‘Green Peas Chayote Adai’ can be served as a snack with tomato sauce.
- Other seasonal vegetables can be added in any combination.
- For faster micro cooking, grate the vegetables.