Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Adai

Adai, prepared with a batter made with rice and different lentils / dals into a savoury pancake. This is nutritious and protein rich. More like a dosa, but has mixed dals in making the batter and doesn't need fermenting to make adai.

Ingredients

1 cup - Raw rice
1/2 cup - Urad dal
1/2 cup - Toor dal
1/2 cup - Chana dal
1/2 cup - Moong dal
2 to 3 - Green chili
4 - Whole dry red chili
1'' piece - Ginger
3 big flakes - Garlic
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) Wash, soak rice and dal for 6 hours or overnight. Grind in little batches, rice, dal along with green chili, red chili, ginger, garlic and curry leaves with little water. Batter can be slightly coarse. Add salt to taste and mix in the batter.

2 ) Heat a tawa, slightly smear with oil, wipe off excess oil. When the tawa is hot , pour one ladle full of the batter and spread in circular motion with the ladle, to give a round shape. Drizzle oil on top and sides of the adai. When the bottom of the adai is set and golden in color, flip it to the other side and cook till both sides are evenly cooked. Take it off the tawa and transfer to a plate.Use up rest of the batter to make more adai. If you have excess batter, store in fridge.

Serve with chutney or chutney powder.

26 comments:

Madhavi said...

Great recipe, adai looks awesome..thanxxx for sharing!!!

Namratha said...

Ohh the little pudi well is making me drool, never tried Adai, gonna make it soon Pravs :)

Divya Vikram said...

lovely pics..Love adai..

Maya said...

Adai looks great..Love tht chutney pudi with tht oil in between :)..

Cham said...

Lovely adai, my all time fav , looks beautiful :)

Bhawana said...

This was my first post in my blog. I love adai very much... and u can make lots of variations too by adding or removing any dal .. good one

sridevi said...

wow adai we all love this nice pics tempting toooooooooo.....

sunita said...

Pravs, that looks so tempting...will give it a try :-)

Asha said...

YUMMY! Chutney pudi and ghee or oil is the best, Adai looks delicious too!:)

Uma said...

The adais are so inviting, Pravs! lovely. That little volcano of chutney powder is awesome.

bhags said...

As always the pics look all yummy and neat.....the Adais seem all crispy and warm

Kalai said...

Loving the podi well, Pravs!! Looks wonderful. :)

RupaMohan said...

Love adai's anytime...looks lovely

Pravs said...

madhavi: Thanks..do try.

Namratha : thanks :) you should try adai..yummy and good.

Divya : Thanks..do try.

Maya : Chutney pudi has become the star attraction for this pic now :)

Cham : Thanks :D

Bhawana : Yes, you can do variations and get yummy adai.

Sridevi : Thanks :D

Sunita : Sure, you will like it.

Asha : yes, ghee will be great..but then sesame oil will taste good too for the pudi.

Uma : Thanks :D

Bhags : Thanks :D Appreciate you saying that :)

Jamie said...

Pravs, great presentation! Hope to try this one soon!

SASHREE said...

Pravs,thats a gr8..bored with sada dosas :(...nice one to try.

Anonymous said...

I love adais too. I soak it the night before and prepare it in the morning or sometimes, I soak it up for 3 hrs and make the adais immediately but I grind a little bit of cooked rice and instead of ginger I add a tomato and grind it along with the other ingredients. That tastes very good too. I'll try adding ginger next time.

Thanks
Rg.

zlamushka said...

wonderful adai. Crispy and fluffy, you should run your own snack bar :-)

Pravs said...

Rg : Thanks for those variations. Will try with tomato.

Zlamushka : Thanks, i will think about starting one :D

SASHREE said...

Hi Pravs,I've tried ur adai n da taste is simply awesome...i have tagged u for 10 pic meme..ur interested u can participate :D

Pravs said...

Sashree : Happy to know, you liked the adai :) Thanks for tagging me.

Anonymous said...

Pravs, that reddish orange chutney powder looks awesome. Is it home- made? Could you share the recipe please?

thanks
Rg.

Seema said...

Adai & Podi looks yum.. nice presentation!

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks yummy.

Hetal said...

this is a gr8 recipe,will try it....spinach raita also looks good.Would love to c u on my blog..

Pravs said...

Rg : Nah, it's not home made. Will share when i make some good chutney powder.

Seema, homecooked, hetal : Thank you.Do try sometime.