Oat Barley Adai

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - brown rice (or white rice)
  • 1/2 cup - split moong bean (moong dal )
  • 1/2 cup - quick cooking barley
  • 1/2 cup - quick cooking oats
  • 6 to 7 - thai / indian green chillies ( or according to taste)
  • 4 - dry red chillies ( or according to taste)
  • 7 to 8 - curry leaves (optional )
  • 1 inch piece - ginger
  • 1/8 tsp - asafoetida (hing)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups - water
  • few tsp - sesame oil ( or corn oil )

How to Make Oat Barley Adai

  • In a large bowl mix the first four items. Wash and drain these four grains together. Soak these grains in 2 cups of water for about 3 hours.
  • Grind this in batches in a processor / blender with the curry leaves, ginger, green chillies and red chillies, using the water it was soaked in to help in the grinding process.
  • This does not have to be ground very smooth. The grains could be of the texture of semolina (cream of wheat/rava).
  • For this quantity of grains, the water it was soaked in was sufficient to achieve perfect consistency in the batter.
  • Add asafoetida, salt to taste and mix well.
  • Heat a flat pan / griddle / tawa on medium high heat.
  • When the griddle is hot, pour a ladle full of batter, spread quickly and evenly to create a thin circle.
  • Pour a few drops of sesame oil on the side, facing up.
  • When the lower side is slightly browned, flip it over and cook the other sides for a few seconds.
  • When the other side has a few pinkish/ brownish spots, it can be removed.
  • Proceed with the rest of the batter in the same manner.
  • Serve hot with spice powder or a little plain yogurt spiced with spice powder or just plain honey.