In a pan, fry the tuvar dal, urad dal, chillies, asafoetida, black pepper slightly till a rich smell comes from it and keep it aside.
Now grind the dried rice in a blender, coarsely (rava consistency).
Grind the roasted ingredients in the same way .
In a bowl, mix all the ground items together with salt and water to a batter consistency.
Keep this aside for about 6-7 hours.
In a heavy bottom pan, add this batter and keep stirring until you get a dough (you should be able to make balls from them.
Make sure you keep stirring continuously or else it will stick on to your pan.
Take a big ball from that dough and flatten on a tawa, pressing it into a circle. Apply oil on its sides and cook.
When the bottom is well cooked, flip, cook the other side and apply oil.
Thavalai adai is ready to taste.
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