9 December, 2015
Plain Adai Recipe
Date – 25.11.2015
Adai is one of most healthy and tasty breakfast or dinner recipes of south india. It is my most favorite breakfast. Adai usually served with avial in south but I like to have it with lemon pickle or tomato coriander chutney. This a simple version of adai which I am telling you, but believe me it is very tasty. Try this out and share your feedback.
Soaking time – 3 to 4 hours
Pre time – 10 mins
Cook time – less than 5 mins for per adai
Recipe category – breakfast/dinner
Cuisine – south Indian
How many – 7 to 8 adai
Raw rice – 1 cup
Dals (60% chana dal and 40% tur dal) – 1 cup
Coriander leaves – 2 to 3 tbsp (chopped)
Whole red chilli – 2- 4 or as needed
Hing or asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Salt – as per taste
Cooking oil – as requires
Water – as needed
Soak rice and both the dals in a large vessel, for 3 hrs or more. Soak red chillies too.
In a big grinder first put red chillies then add soaked rice – dal mix, salt and asafoetida.
Grind it to a coarse paste (little finer than rava). You can add 2 to 3 tbsp of water too for grinding. But do
not add more water otherwise batter will become like a paste.
Before making adai add coriander leaves, asafoetida and water. The batter should be thicker than our idly batter so
adjust water accordingly.
Heat tava and spread one ladle full of batter as thick adai, pour some oil around and top of it. You
can spread some oil on tava too before making adai. Cover with the lid and let it cook for some time in
medium flame. When adai is cooked one side turn over it and cook other side too till golden brown.
Adai it ready serve hot.
Take chana dal, toor dal and rice in big vessel and rinse them
soak them in water, add whole red chillies
In a big blender first put red chillies
Put both soaked dals , rice and salt
Blend them by adding some water
Make coarse paste (finer than rava)
Before making adai add water(accordingly), coriander leaves and asafoetida
In hot tava spread better(thick)
Cover with the lid and cook in medium heat
When the adai gets cook one side, turn it other side and cook
Adai is ready.