Balloon vine leaves/Mudakathan keerai dosa

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Mudakathaan Keerai/Indravalli/Balloon vine leaves are commonly used in Tamil Nadu for treating joint pain. The name 'Mudakku Aruthan' suggests that it helps in relieving the arthritis problem to a great extent. Many dishes like kuzhambu, rasam and concoction can be prepared with these leaves other than dosa. Using them along with millets is an excellent way to include them in our diet. We had this creeper in our home and my grandma and amma used to make dosas very often with these leaves.


  • 1 Cup Bajra/Kambu
  • 1 Cup Idli Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Urad Dal
  • 1/2 Cup washed, chopped balloon vine leaves/mudakathaan keerai/indravalli leaves
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Salt


  1. Wash and soak bajra, rice and dal  for 4 hours.
  2. Using a blender grind to a smooth batter, add salt and ferment for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Just before making dosas grind the leaves in a mixie to a paste and mix it with the batter.
  4. Make green dosas and serve with chutney/sambar.


  • Other millets like Foxtail, Little, Kodo or Barnyard can be used in place of Bajra.

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  1. Madam, I could not get to know the details of the lead . What is it called in English or Kannada or Hindi.
    Will you pl post the pic of the leaf and suggest us where to get them
    Thank you

    1. Hi Anuradha,
      I’ve given the name of the leaves in tamil, english and hindi. Please go through the post fully.

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