Sunday, March 9, 2014


Adai is made of lentils and rice. It is usually prepared for breakfast and is  healthier than dosa. It is very simple to prepare . It goes well with all chutneys......


Raw rice -1/2 cup
Idly rice -1/4 cup
Toor Dal-1/4 cup
Channa Dal -1/4 cup
Mysore dal-1/4 cup
Moong Dal-1/4 cup
Red chillies- 3nos
Green Chillies - 2nos
Curry Leaves a spring
Coconut - a handful grated
Small onions 50 gms
Jeera Seeds - 1tsp
Peppercorn- 1tsp
Ginger -1tsp chopped
Asafoetida - a pinch


Soak rice and dal together for 4 hours.

Grind it coarsely along with red chillies, ginger and salt. The batter should not be thick nor watery. 

Add asafoetida, finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut, jeera, peppercorns to the batter. 

Heat a dosa tawa and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in circular motion. Add a tsp of oil around it. Let it gets nice colour.

Then flip it over to the other side and drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai.

After both sides are cooked remove  and serve it hot