Ponnanganni keerai also known as dwarf copper leaf is a wonderful herb. I have always heard mom say that ponnanganni increases eye power. I always stock my fridge with some greens and when I saw these tender greens in the farmer’s market, I couldn’t resist buying. Instead of making kootu or mash or poriyal, I usually add them in other recipes where the dish actually masks the greens. Some of the dishes are pulao, adai, roti and sambar. This is mainly because my daughter is so picky when it comes to eating greens. This way I can easily feed her.
Mom used to make ragi or wheat roti, but when we finally got millet flours nearby, I started making rotis with all these flours. Sometimes I combine two or three millet flours to make rotis which turn out super flavourful. Surprisingly Sruit loves these rotis. And these are so easy to make. Just dump every ingredient in a bowl, add water and make a dough. Pat it on hot tawa and cook. This is my quick fix for any meal. If properly cooked they stay good in lunch boxes. Usually I make them crispy when serving piping hot, but do not do it for lunch box. It would become so hard. Do not over cook the roti. Make them soft and they will stay soft for your lunch. I have used just jowar flour to make this roti. Jowar is a flavourful millet and these rotis also turn out with super flavour. Try it once and you will make it regularly. It takes some practice to pat the rotis directly on hot tawa. So be patient and practice until you get it perfect.
Jowar Flour – 1 cup
Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ponnanganni Leaves – 1/2 cup chopped
Onion – 1
Salt – to taste
Oil as needed
In a bowl mix together all the ingredients except oil.
Add required water to make a dough which is soft.
Heat a tawa, take a portion of the dough and place it on the tawa.
Dip your fingers in water and pat the dough into a thin disc on the hot tawa.
Drizzle oil on the sides.
Cook until both the sides are golden.
Serve it immediately or send it off in a lunch box for your kid.