Sunday, November 15, 2009

Protein and Iron rich Adai recipe

Adai - Lentil crepes

Adai is made of lentils and rice. It is usually prepared for breakfast and is filling and healthier than dosa. I have added a handful of drumstick leaves to increase the nutritional value. So this adai is rich in iron also. It is very simple to prepare and does not need much planning as for dosa. It goes well with avial, chutney, jaggery and butter. You can grind a handful of soaked chick peas/garbanzo beans along with rice if preferred but I did not add. Adai with butter- hmmm heavenly.

Adai step by step pictures
Now to the Adai Recipe/Adai dosa recipe ( Indian Lentil Crepes)

Ingredients needed

Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Par Boiled rice (Puzhungal Arisi)- 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Bengal gram/channa dal - 1/4 cup
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Green chillie -2
Red chillie -3
Salt as required
Oil for making adai. ( sesame seed oil preferable)

Ingredients to add to the batter (pic 2)

Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
Onion -2-3 finely chopped
Coconut -2 tbsp grated
Curry leaves - little
Ginger -1 small bit
Grated carrot -1/2 carrot (optional)
Drumstick leaves -handful (optional)

Lentil crepesSurprise your kids like this. Bring your ears closer, this is just to make them eat. Tomato chutney becomes red sea.

Method

Soak rice and dal together for 4- 5 hours.

Grind it coarsely along with red chillie, green chillie, ginger and salt. The batter should not be thick nor watery. (pic 1)

Add asafoetida, finely chopped onions, few curry leaves, grated coconut and drumstick leaves to the batter. (pic 3)

Heat a griddle or a non stick tawa and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in circular motion. Add a tsp of oil around it. Let it get cooked. (pic 4)

Then flip it over to the other side and drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai. Let it get cooked. (pic 5)

After both sides are cooked remove from tawa and serve it hot with chutney or butter or jaggery or idly milagai podi. (pic 6)

AdaiEnjoy the adai with butter and chutney

You will get 6-7 Adais using this measurement. Will meet you all again with a wonderful post, till then it is bye from Padhu

71 comments:

  1. ooh!!!! Adai looks so rich and yummy!!! SUch a comfort food,,

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  2. Wow.. thats a very very very cute decoration. Love it loads :)

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  3. Wow..lovely clicks dear....healthy and yummy one...

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  4. I really learned a lot of new things from your blog. Looks Yummy!

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  5. wow what a creativity...thats so lovely and looks really delicious...

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  6. Healthy adai,Beautiful presentation

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  7. Lovely presentation.The boat and the boatman looks so cute!!

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  8. Oh this is really healthy version of adding drumstick leaves to adai. I loved the presentation too...

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  9. That is such a nice presentation and also a good way to tempt kids to eat... too good :)

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  10. Yummy and healthy adai padu..Great click... :)

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  11. Lovely presentation Padu...healthy adais looks yumm!!

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  12. Healthy and yummy dish looks wonderful. Did'nt know drumstick leaves are used in cooking thanks for sharing!

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  13. Very creative to serve this protein pack dish to kid!

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  14. loved all ur veg carving creations....some made me smile...thank you :) thanks for dropping by my space.

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  15. Adai looks very yummy. Liked your blog and its presentation.
    I've a minor suggestion - You've mentioned adai as a South Indian recipe. I think it's a popular one in Tamil Nadu. As I am from Kerala, I know the ada there is not spicy and not made using lentils. Instead, it's made of rice flour and stuffed/mixed with coconut and jaggery/sugar. I guess it'll be better if you mention the specific area of the recipe's origin instead of giving a general region. Apologies, if I offended you.
    :)

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  16. a protein packed recipe.always loved by me..Adding drumstick leaves and shallots tastes heaven..nice presentation

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  17. Dear Bindhu Unny, Thank you for your suggestion.I have changed it.Thank you for liking my blog and my presentation.

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  18. hi padhu thnks for visiting my blog and for ur comments. ur adai version sounds different. Looks crispy.

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  19. Very very healthy dish..looks wonderful.

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  20. Forgot to say..collect ur awards from my blog..its waiting for u..:)

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  21. good prepration.

    Here we have adai with jaggery and coconut stuffings. This is new and appears crisp.

    I have often a dish similar to this called as onion uthappam. It looks something like this but I am not aware about the recipe of that dish.

    I like it very much.
    When I get time may be on weakends I will try your recipe of adai.

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  22. Stumbled on your blog thro' a link. You have a nice colorfl blogsite. Adai looks awesome and sure would taste heaven.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  23. Beautiful presentation. That will surely make my kids eat. I did not know there could be so many variations in preparing Adai.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog.I'm a fairly new blogger too. You have an impressive selection of recipes for being a new blogger. Keep up the good work.

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  24. Looks so yummy and crispy... awesome one.

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  25. Adai is one of my favorites and yours have turned out beautifully ! First time here you have a cool space...

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  26. first time to ur blog .dosa looks yummy and love those vegeable carvings.
    thanks
    prajusha
    www.icookipost.com

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  27. That looks so amazing! I love how you decorated the dish with happy face, so adorable.
    Your blog is so wonderful, I found so many easy recipes here. Can't wait to look through your blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment:)

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  28. Adai looks yummy and crispy. Wonderful presentation.

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  29. Thats such a cute presentation Padhu.. No doubt kids will fall for them! ;) Adai with butter, wow, lovely combo!
    Btw, buddy, Please collect your awards from my blog! :)

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  30. To show my appreciation for your support, please pick the Award from my place.

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  31. Wow totally heathy adai.. do post it for Legume affair with so many legumes used :)

    by the way read about you @ ECs .. nice :)

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  32. hey..i am first time here..came through EC's blog..you've got a gr8 space...i guess we both started at the same time..good to know abt you..

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  33. And congrats for being featured in EC's blog!!

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  34. Adai is a very filling dish and since we add different kinds of lentils to it, it makes it healthier too :-)

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  35. Oh, how cute! I love this! Great blog :)

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  36. Adai with butter and chutney looks amazing... something I would love to eat! The little salad pics are a great way to get little ones to eat veggies too :D great job! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, I really appreciate it! Great blog, I'm definetely following you, Padhu! Do stop by my blog often :)

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  37. Hi Padhu,

    Kindly pick up the award from my blog dear

    with luv,
    ArunaManikandan

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  38. Adai looks healthy & delicious. U have a wonderful blog here.

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  39. Thanks for leaving a comment.I love the way the dish is presented. You have a wonderful space. Glad to know about you. Will keep following

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  40. Lovely adai and congrats on being featured as budding blogger

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  41. Thhis is really amazing...Doesnt it not require any fermentation

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  42. Oh i missed to see the cute decor into in the boat.. cute presentation.

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  43. hi dear, thanks for visiting my blog. adai looks healthy and yummy...im following u dear

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  44. wow Padhu I loved the way U presented the food for ur kids...they must be excited cing them....1st time here...will c all ur creative ideas n will write back again...Happy New year to u n ur family

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  45. Hi Padhu! Thank you for visiting my blog! You have decorated all your dishes very creatively. Would love to try out this Adai sometime. Can raw rice be used as a substitute for the boiled rice? I normally do not stock boiled rice at home. Will be following you.

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  46. Hello Padhu, I have a question on 'boiled rice' - do you mean parboiled or rice which has already been completely cooked? Thanks, V

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  47. Dear Misslaroo
    It is par boiled rice (Puzhungal Arisi)

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  48. I tried this adai. It came very nice. Thank u for posting this receipe

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  49. I really impressed with your creative ideas for kids.

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  50. dont we have to fermentate?

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  51. There is not need to ferment but if you like it a bit sour you can leave it for 4-5 hours and then prepare adai. Usually I grind it in the afternoon to make adai for dinner.

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  52. Thanks Padhu all recipes were nice. I tried and enjoyed it too. Yummy......

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  53. Hi Padhu all your recipes were wonderful. i tried it and enjoyed it ... yummy

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  54. Loveely recipes...nice to follow you..

    Visit mine when free

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  55. really very good presentation...its a healthy recipe and one of my favorites...we can also sprinkle...grated paneer...while serving....just for a change....otherwise this itself is filling...great!!

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  56. Hi Padhu,
    What is raw rice? Please explain...

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  57. Dear Shirin

    Raw rice is pachaarisi in tamil

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  58. Adai is my favourite and my mom does it nicely.Yours is similar to what my mom makes.yummy.

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  59. Hi Padhu... your recipes are awesome....

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  60. I tried it for the 1st time.. yummy recepie. Every1 in my home love it..

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  61. Really admire the step by step recipes, Padhu :)

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  62. Love Adai. Your recipe is great. You also capture such wonderful and mouth watering photos. Your blog is a great motivator for cooking enthusiasts like me. Thank you and keep it coming.

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  63. Hi, I have tried.so many recipes of yours and i am fan of your recipe .especially j want to thank you for the kids recipe ideas.

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  64. Hi Padhu, just wanted you to know that I gained confidence in cooking after trying our your recipes. Keep up the good work. Just wanted to know whether we need to use an actual dosa grinder to make the batter or do we just use a mixie?

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    1. Thank you so much Aswathy. Glad to know that you found my blog useful. You can grind for adai in mixie. For idli and dosa also, you can use the Indian mixie but I personally prefer the grinder as it gives more volume to the batter.

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