Adai recipe, How to make adai

Adai is a protein rich Indian crepe prepared for breakfast in South India. This nutritious and healthy crepe is made with rice and dal and tastes delicious when served with apt curry. It is a tummy filling crepe and can be prepared easily without any hassle. My monthly cooking list  will always hold adai at least once and i usually serve it with puli kuzhambu after tasting it at friend’s place. So lets get to that!

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  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Channa dal – 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal – 1/4th cup
  • Moong dal – 1/4th cup
  • Urad dal fistful
  • Red chili – 2 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Small onion – 1
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves a spring

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How to make adai with step by step images


  1. Wash and soak rice, urad dal, channa dal, toor dal and moong dal together in water for 3 hrs.adai
  2. In a blender add soaked rice, dal ,red chili, cumin seeds and salt. Grind them into coarse batter.adai
  3. Add chopped onions and curry leaves to the adai batter. Heat a tava and pour a ladle of batter and drizzle oil around the adai. When one side is done flip it over to the other side  and transfer it a plate when done.
  4. Serve hot with aviyal, mint chutney or puli kuzhambu!


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