Adai Recipe/Adai Dosa Recipe (Indian Lentil Crepes)
Prep Time : 10 mins (excluding soaking time)
Yields: 6-7 adais
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Raw rice – 1/2 cup
Par Boiled rice (Puzhungal Arisi)- 1/2 cup
Tur dal – 1/2 cup
Bengal gram/channa dal – 1/4 cup
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Green chilli -2
Red chilli -3
Ginger -1 small bit
Asafoetida/hing -1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Oil for making adai ( sesame seed oil preferable)
Ingredients to add to the batter
Onion -2-3 finely chopped
Coconut -2 tbsp grated
Curry leaves – little
Grated carrot -1/2 carrot (optional)
Drumstick leaves -handful (optional)
Once cooked, flip it over to the other side and drizzle another tsp of oil around the adai. Let it get cooked.
Enjoy the adai with butter and chutney.
Note– Add finely chopped onions and coconut only to needed batter. You can refrigerate the rest of the batter. The batter stays good for 2-3 days if onions or coconut are not added to it.
ooh!!!! Adai looks so rich and yummy!!! SUch a comfort food,,
Wow.. thats a very very very cute decoration. Love it loads 🙂
Wow..lovely clicks dear….healthy and yummy one…
I really learned a lot of new things from your blog. Looks Yummy!
wow what a creativity…thats so lovely and looks really delicious…
Healthy adai,Beautiful presentation
Lovely presentation.The boat and the boatman looks so cute!!
Oh this is really healthy version of adding drumstick leaves to adai. I loved the presentation too…
That is such a nice presentation and also a good way to tempt kids to eat… too good 🙂
Yummy and healthy adai padu..Great click… 🙂
Lovely presentation Padu…healthy adais looks yumm!!
Healthy and yummy dish looks wonderful. Did'nt know drumstick leaves are used in cooking thanks for sharing!
Very creative to serve this protein pack dish to kid!
loved all ur veg carving creations….some made me smile…thank you 🙂 thanks for dropping by my space.
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.
Actually you are only partly correct. In Kerala we do make ada dosa…and it is made with chillies! The ratio of lentils and the types of lentils vary of course. (we use toor, urad and rice in ada dosa). Ada, the sweet of course is different and is not a dosa. I am from Kerala.. 🙂
a protein packed recipe.always loved by me..Adding drumstick leaves and shallots tastes heaven..nice presentation
Dear Bindhu Unny, Thank you for your suggestion.I have changed it.Thank you for liking my blog and my presentation.
hi padhu thnks for visiting my blog and for ur comments. ur adai version sounds different. Looks crispy.
Very very healthy dish..looks wonderful.
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Healthy and rich adai….
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.
Stumbled on your blog thro' a link. You have a nice colorfl blogsite. Adai looks awesome and sure would taste heaven.
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.
Looks so yummy and crispy… awesome one.
Adai is one of my favorites and yours have turned out beautifully ! First time here you have a cool space…
first time to ur blog .dosa looks yummy and love those vegeable carvings.
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:)
Adai looks yummy and crispy. Wonderful presentation.
Thats such a cute presentation Padhu.. No doubt kids will fall for them! 😉 Adai with butter, wow, lovely combo!
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Wow totally heathy adai.. do post it for Legume affair with so many legumes used 🙂
by the way read about you @ ECs .. nice 🙂
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..
And congrats for being featured in EC's blog!!
Adai is a very filling dish and since we add different kinds of lentils to it, it makes it healthier too 🙂
Oh, how cute! I love this! Great blog 🙂
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 😀 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 🙂
nice presentation and healthy dish
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Adai looks healthy & delicious. U have a wonderful blog here.
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
Lovely adai and congrats on being featured as budding blogger
Thhis is really amazing…Doesnt it not require any fermentation
Oh i missed to see the cute decor into in the boat.. cute presentation.
hi dear, thanks for visiting my blog. adai looks healthy and yummy…im following u dear
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
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.
Hello Padhu, I have a question on 'boiled rice' – do you mean parboiled or rice which has already been completely cooked? Thanks, V
It is par boiled rice (Puzhungal Arisi)
I tried this adai. It came very nice. Thank u for posting this receipe
I really impressed with your creative ideas for kids.
presentation is just awesome
dont we have to fermentate?
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.
Thanks Padhu all recipes were nice. I tried and enjoyed it too. Yummy……
Hi Padhu all your recipes were wonderful. i tried it and enjoyed it … yummy
Loveely recipes…nice to follow you..
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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!!
Great and keep rocking
What is raw rice? Please explain…
Raw rice is pachaarisi in tamil
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wonderful post !
Adai is my favourite and my mom does it nicely.Yours is similar to what my mom makes.yummy.
Hi Padhu… your recipes are awesome….
I tried it for the 1st time.. yummy recepie. Every1 in my home love it..
Really admire the step by step recipes, Padhu 🙂
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.
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.
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?
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.
The common feeling among many fine cooks is :- For adai batter, you can use the mixie since you'll be using the batter soon after. For dosa and idli, where you need to ferment the batter overnight, it is best to use a grinder. The mixie heats up the batter a little and this affects the final taste, the texture/consistency etc. A little finicky perhaps, but I think it's true.
Hi, I tried this..taste wise it came out well…but I didn't get the same color..it was kind of pale yellow…not sure why…
Anyways I have tried many of your recipes…really awesome..keep up the good work…Thanks
Hi Padhu.. I tried the Adai recipe today for breakfast.. It really turned out awesome. Its really filling and power pack..
Rava Dosa i like a lot.. its my favorite.. your recipe made it turned out to be wonderful…
Thanks a lot.
Vow. Good presentation. Parkumpothe sapidanum pol ulladhu.thanks a lot for ur recipe. What s meant by Hing?
Thank you. Asafoetida is perugayam in Tamil and hing in Hindi
Hi Padhu! I usually make very good adai but this time, when I soaked for adai, I poured boiling hot water from the kettle on all of the grains (I was in a rush, what was I thinking?) and my guess is that the rice got cooked. I still ground everything to a paste and tried to make the adai but it did not work. What can I do with the batter now? I would hate to throw it all away! Any suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated!
Hi Padhu! I tried this and it came out well. My colleagues liked it a lot…
Hi padhu! Recipie is really good,but I have only mixer to grind and adai is turning hard(not soft) can u plz suggest any tip for me.
You can use mixie for grinding adai batter. Add little water and grind it slightly coarse (not too coarse).Adai tastes heavenly when you add lot of finely chopped onions.
I enjoyed all the recipes from your blog .thank you for your beautiful and clear explanation. Especially health mix for my kids worked very good.go ahead and give us more recipes
Does it need to be fermented
No need to ferment. You can grind 2 hours before making adais.
Thanks for the recipe, Padhu. It came out wonderfully. Though I admit I did not use green chillies and red chillies but used chilly flakes instead.
Tried this recipe and it tasted good!! Thank you!
You should try for Amul master chef
Lovely presentation and awesome pic….My mom always use to do this recipe and its my alltime fav..
Today I tried cucumber kootu it turn out excellent. Everybody in my family love to have. Thanks Padhu.
Ms.Padhu Sankar..Thankyou so much. When I try out your recipes, they taste just the way my Mom makes them..This wouldn't have been possible without your blog..
Hello madam, I have tried some of ur recipes and they came out really good. Here in this adai recipe it's mentioned parboiled rice.i want to know if Sona masoori rice is parboiled rice and if I can add dat for batter..
Par boiled rice is pulungal arisi. You can use idli rice also. If you cannot get that, you can use sona masoori rice also.
Hi, when I was searching for a recipe for Adai, I decided to try out this one because rice and dal quantities are almost equal(I was looking for high protein. Now, this is the version I always make. I think the boiled rife is what makes it not so hard and delicious. Though I do soak the boiled rice for almost double the time as the rest of ingredients to make it easier for my mixer. Thank you
It came out loverly several times I tried this recipe. I started adding little Pearl millet, samba rice without altering the taste for added health benefits. Yummy recipe. Thanks
Hi padhu sankar thanks for the receipe
How many days can we store the batter in fridge?
Hi padhu today i tried this adai taste was super thank you
You mentioned using the grinder instead of mixie…what is the grinding time?
If you grind it in grinder, you have to see to it that it does not grind it finely. Timings differ. So you have to check it.
Does the batter have to be fermented ?
Not required to ferment the batter for adai.
Always loved your recepies and the presentation thanks a million abig god bless