Iv been wanting to make adai for such a long time!! Each time I would feel like making it I would run out of atleast one of the ingredients and then I would forget all about making it. Then I finally wrote down the recipe and got all the ingredients to make this adai!!!!.............FINALLY!! was worth the wait :) It was so crispy, and tasty. Left you with a satisfaction of eating a healthy meal.
                     I got this recipe from Aromatic cooking. Just skipped the coconut part. Thanks Hema.....:)

1 cup Parboiled rice   
1/2 cup toor dal
1/2 cup channa dal
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup corriander leaves, finely chopped
15 curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
3 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder/ hing

  • Soak the rice and the dals separately for atleast 2- 3 hours.
  • Grind the rice with the red chillies. keep aside
  • Reserving a handful of the dal, grind the dal along with the fennel seeds .
  • Mix both together, along with the reserved dal and the rest of the ingredients.
  • the batter will be slightly thick and when a spoon of battler placed on the tawa, it will not spread.
  • Heat a tawa and put 2 spoons of batter on it and spread the batter using the back of the spoon.
  • pour 2 tsp oil around it.
  • after it has browned flip to the other side. cook this side till brown spots appear.
  • serve hot with sambar and chutney of your choice


  1. Delicious and mouthwatering adai. It has been ages since i made this

  2. Protein packed adai...looks deliciouis

  3. Simply delicious looking adais -YUM

  4. Hey Farah, thanks for trying it out dear, till the last time I used to skip the coconut part too, but this time my daughter insisted on it, she had tasted with it at my mom's place, your adai has come out very well..

  5. Hey ! just tried out this recipe , came out very well ! goes well with ur tamaring chutney recipe ! :D

  6. I love this! you're making this for me when i come over..heheh