Adai Recipe

Adai is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Low Calorie
Course :
Cuisine :
Technique :
Shallow Fry
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
12 hours
Servings :
Serves 3
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - Rice
  • 1 cup (combined) - Moong Dal, Urad Dal, Channa Dal, Toor Dal and Methi
  • I - medium Onion
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 to 5 - Dry Red Chillies
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Coriander leaves
  • How to Make Adai:

    1. Soak the rice overnight.
    2. Mix all dals and methi and soak it overnight separately.
    3. Next morning, grind all of the ingredients (onion, red chillies, curry leaves) along with a little salt and asafoetida.
    4. The consistency of the batter should be thick enough to thickly coat on a spoon when dipped.
    5. Add finely cut coriander leaves to the mixture.
    6. Heat the iron griddle or a non-stick tawa well.
    7. Pour spoonful of batter in the centre, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round.
    8. Pour a tsp of ghee or oil over it.
    9. Remove with spatula when crisp.
    10. Serve hot with coconut chutney and / or sambar.


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