Adai

Adai is a relished food at my place. We all love to eat adai. It is very easy to prepare and requires no fermentation and it is healthier also. It has two dals in it and so it is supposed to be a healthier option. Adai has various variations, this recipe is from my mom’s kitchen. It can be a change in the daily routine of making idly, dosa or roti. It can be eaten with yogurt/curd or with this chutney or with even sugar this tastes yumm…….

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ADAI is my little ones favorite, he enjoys it with curd/yogurt. No complaints when I make them.  My hubby was not a great fan of this but nowadays it has become his favorite also. It’s because he likes the chutney and ADAI combination now.

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OK. Lets get to the recipe.

Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Breakfast Ideas/South Indian Breakfast | Soaking time: 3 hrs |

Prep time: 20 mins | Serves:  3 to 4 

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Ingredients

  • Raw Rice/Pacharusi – 1 cup
  • Toor Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Chana Dal/Kadala Paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 big sized (Chopped finely)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp.
  • Fennel Powder – 2 tsp.
  • Red chili powder – 2 1/2 tsp. (increase or decrease according to taste)
  • Salt as needed
  • Coriander leaves – 2 bunch (Chopped finely)

METHOD

  • Take all your ingredients ready.
  • Soak Toor dal, Chana dal and Raw rice for atleast 3 hrs.
  • Fine chop onion and clean coriander leaves and chop them finely.
  • Take a pan, add oil and temper mustard.
  • Then add chopped onion and allow it to cook until translucent.
  • Switch off the stove and set it aside to cool.
  • Take half portion of the soaked ingredients in a blender and make it a slightly coarse batter by adding water.
  • Transfer it to a vessel and blend the remaining portion also.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida, fennel powder and salt to the batter.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Next add the sauteed onion and chopped coriander to the batter and mix everything well.
  • Now heat a non stick tawa and make a dosa with the batter.
  • Drizzle a teaspoon of oil and close it with a lid until it gets cooked.
  • Now flip it over and allow it to cook until crisp.
  • Now serve them with the raw onion & tomato chutney or some plain yogurt or with sugar.

NOTE: Soaking the dal and rice for 3 hrs helps in easy grinding.

Adding Murunga keerai also is very tasty.

I usually add the masala powders to the final grinding mixture and give it a pulse to mix everything easier.

Make the dosa’s crispier, that tastes great.

If got more batter you can store them in the refrigerator and then make them the next day also. Don’t leave the batter outside, this makes it sour.

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Take all the ingredients for soaking.
Take all the ingredients for soaking.
Soak toor dal, chana dal and raw rice for atleast 3 hrs.
Soak toor dal, chana dal and raw rice for atleast 3 hrs.
Take coriander leaves, chopped onion and mustard.
Take coriander leaves, chopped onion and mustard.
Take oil in a pan.
Take oil in a pan.
Temper mustard in it.
Temper mustard in it.
Now add the onion and saute until it is translucent. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
Now add the onion and saute until it is translucent. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
Clean the coriander and fine chop them.
Clean the coriander and fine chop them.
Grind the soaked rice and dal in the blender. Grind it to a little coarse texture.
Grind the soaked rice and dal in the blender. Grind it to a little coarse texture. Grind them in two batches.
Add these powders to the batter.
Add these powders to the final batch you blend. This helps everything to get mixed well.
This is the ground batter.
This is the ground batter.
Add the sauteed mustard and onion to the batter and mix well.
Add the sauteed mustard and onion to the batter and mix well.
Add the chopped coriander to the batter and mix it well.
Add the chopped coriander to the batter and mix it well.
Heat a non stick tawa and make a dosa using the batter. Spread a tsp. of oil.
Heat a non stick tawa and make a dosa using the batter. Drizzle a tsp. of oil.
Place a lid and allow it to cook for a min. before flipping it over.
Place a lid and allow it to cook for a min. before flipping it over.
Its all cooked on both sides.
It’s cooked.
Flip it over and allow the other side also to cook.
Flip it over and allow the other side also to cook.
Serve it with the raw onion chutney.
Serve it with the raw onion & tomato chutney.

Adai is ready to be served. I served them with raw onion and tomato chutney. Do leave your comments if you liked it.

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6 thoughts on “Adai

  1. Hey thanks for sharing this Recipe.. I always wondered Wat Adai dosa was.. I got to taste it in tamil nadu a couple of months back.. Thanks again.. looks delicious.. 😋😋😋especially with that red yumm chutney.. 😍

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