India’s food tradition has always believed that food is medicine. In this recipe, Ms.Jayalakshmi Sakthivelan shows us how to use the Cuban Oregano or the Ajwain leaf( Also called Karpooravalli or Omavalli in Tamil) can be incorporated into a tasty pancake recipe. Health benefits include remedy for cough, cold, stomach problems, indigestion, reduced appetite and diarrhoea.

How to use cuban oregano recipe in Indian pancakes: 

Raw rice-1 cup
Toor dhal-1/4 cup’
Urad dhal-1/4 cup
Bengal gram dhal-1/4 cup
Red chillies 6
Salt to taste Omavalli thazhai-1 cup
How it all comes together: 
Wash all dals and rice.
Add hot water to cleaned dal ,rice mix and soak for 15 minutes.
Chop Omavalli leaves- Cuban oregano leaves into fine pieces.
Grind with red chilli & salt to a coarse batter- Adai consistency.
Heat tawa. Drop a spoon of batter, spread into a small pancake.
Pour oil around.
Drop chopped Omavalli leaves on top of pancake.
Cook well on both sides. Serve with butter and jaggery.
Enjoy ❤️