Wednesday, January 27, 2010


January 27, 2010

I am again here with one of delicious, healthy and wonderful south Indian recipe.

Have you ever heard about Adai???

This is very famous Tamilyan Recipe which can be eaten at any time. That means you can have this as your breakfast, main course, snacks, whatever you like. The dish is prepared with rice and dal and it comes under the category of dosa but you need not wait long for yeast formation unlike dosa, to make it. Since adai is combination of three dal and rice, it is wrap with high protein and carbohydrate. If basic dough is ready you can make different varieties of Adai.

Try this recipes you will really love it.

ADAI (A very traditional Tamil Dish)

Preparation time: 2 hrs 20 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 4 persons


Whole black gram dal-1/3 cup

Bengal Gram Dal-1/3 cup

Red Gram Dal-1/3 cup

Par Boiled Rice-3 cup

Cumin Seeds-4 tsp

Dry Red Chillies-1/4 cup

Fenugreek Seed-1 tsp

Asafoetida- 1 tsp

Grated Coconut-1 cup

Salt-to taste

Coconut oil-as required


• Wash and soak dals, rice, fenugreek seed and red chillies for at least 2-4 hours.

• Grind this in mixer along with cumin seed, coconut and asafoetida.

• Leave the batter for 2-3 hours.

• Before preparing adai mix the batter once again.

• Meanwhile heat a pan and grease it with a drop of coconut oil.

• Take a ladleful of batter and spread like a circle on pan.

• You can put few drops of coconut oil on the edges and centre of adai to make it crispier.

• Serve hot with avail and chutney. See my chutney recipes


One adai contains 220 calories approximately.


• The traditional adai is prepared with coconut but if you want you can add vegetables like cabbage, carrot, cauliflower and onion etc.

• You can also add green leafy vegetable (drumstick leaves give really excellent taste) and prepared adai but remember if you are preparing the dish for your dinner then avoid using green leafy vegetable.


malarvizhi said...

delicious dish and tempting.

Subhashini said...

Thanks alot.