Sunday, June 10, 2012

Adai( mixed lentil pancake).. Exotic tamilian breakfast

Today i am here with one exotic tasty tamilian breakfast item.It is called Adai which is very healthy , protein rich dosa.This dosa doesn't need fermentation. Adai is coarser you can not spread thin like paper dosa or any other dosa but worth trying.

Chana dal/Bengal gram dal-1/2cup
Moong dal/Green gram dal-1/2cup
Tur dal/Spilt pigeon peas-1/4 cup
Moong beans/Green gram/moogu-1/4cup
Urad dal/Black gram dal-1/2cup
Raw rice-1/2cup
Red chillies-2
Green chillies-2
Turmeric(optional)-a pinch
For garnishing -onion chopped and coriander leaves chopped


  • Soak all dals and rice together for  6-7 hours.
  • Grind it along with chillies and 1 chopped onion to Coarse paste(  slightly coarser than semolina ) ,
  • Now add salt,asafoetida and a pinch of turmeric(optional)
  • Now heat a griddle or dosa tava,pour a ladle full batter in the centre and spread a little it should be like thick pancake.Top the batter with coriander leaves and onion and dizzle some oil around the adai cover it with lid.Cook this over a medium heat on both the sides.

Variation:- You can omit onion and add some green chopped finely like drumstick leaves, methi leaves  (fenugreek) or palak leaves.

Serve hot with onion chutney and dry chutney powder or aslo tastes good with simple plain butter