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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quinoa Adai-Quinoa Adai Dosa Recipe without rice-Easy Indian Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa has more protein, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber than many other grains. It’s also gluten free.This South Indian style adai made with quinoa is very healthy, easy to make and also tastes very delicious. I have made this quinoa adai without rice, so it is diabetic friendly also. Today we will learn how to make Quinoa Adai following this easy recipe.

Quinoa Adai

Quinoa Adai without rice

 Prep Time : 10 mins(excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 40 mins (3-4 minutes per adai)
 Serves:10-12 Quinoa Adais
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Quinoa - 1/2 cup
   Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu) - 1/4 cup
   Tur dal - 1/4 cup
   Whole Green Gram - 1/4 cup
   Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
   Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
   Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 tsp
   Red Chillies -2
   Green Chillies - 1-2
   Hing - a pinch
   Salt as needed

   For adding to the batter

   Onion - 1 finely chopped
   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped

   Oil - as needed for making adai


Wash and saok  quinoa, bengal gram, tur dal, green gram (whole green moong dal/pachai payaru), urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 3 hours.

Grind it coarsely adding red chillies, green chillies, cumin seeds, hing and salt needed. The batter should neither be too thick nor thin. It should be of spreading consistency. You do not have to ferment the batter.

Add finely chopped onions and coriander leaves to the batter.


Heat a tawa, pour a ladle of batter in the center and spread it in a circular motion.

How to make quinoa adai-Indian recipes using quinoa

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai and cook the adai on medium heat.

Once the corners starts lifting up, flip it over to the other side and drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil.

Cook until done and enjoy soft and super tasty quinoa adai hot with any chutney of your choice. It tastes good even when cold.

Adai Batter Storage  - The plain batter (without onions and coriander leaves) can be stored in the  refrigerator for 2-3 days. So add onions only to needed batter.

Check out more Quinoa recipes and other food grain recipes HERE

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  1. Hi Padhu!
    This recipe is amazing.
    I was not able to take the adai properly. Which means I had to use raw rice flour. That also came out very well. But just want to find out is there any other thing we can use to make it roast as well.

    1. This adai will be soft and not very crispy. Only rice will give crispiness. Alternatively, you can cook the adai on medium low heat for more time to get crispier adai.

  2. And also I would love to know if you have made any whole green gram pulao.. I did try some other kitchen. But it wasn't easy as you give your recipes..

    There is no other kitchen that can give out very easy recipes like you do. Thanks a lot for the great job you do!!

  3. I want to know quinoa translation in kannada

    1. Quinoa is known as quinoa. It is said to be a native of South America.

  4. Hi Padhu ... I did try out for lunch today ...is there a way I can send you the pic ??

    Thank you for the yummy recipie

    1. You can send it to padhusblog@gmail.com or to Padhuskitchen FB page (link on the left side)

  5. Very innovative technology recipe:) thank you for sharing! I'm not a great fan of quinoa but after trying this out I am:)

  6. Awesome recipe! My hubby and I enjoyed this with Gobi masala-yet another recipe of yours . Wow!

  7. Quinoa should be asked as what in shop.. I mean Tamil word

    1. Quinoa is known as only Quinoa. You should ask as quinoa. It will be available only in gourmet stores or big super markets as it is imported.

  8. I tried this today, actually it came out crispy. I didn't add urid dal. Also increased the quinoa quantity.

  9. Quinoa - Ithinode Tamil/Malayalam per Ennamma

    Vaikom Madhu

    1. Madhu - Quinoa is an imported item. There is not Tamil or Malayalam name for it.Ask for Quinoa in supermarkets. It is available in big super markets and gourmet shops.

  10. Awesome adai thosai.It came out very nice and tasty.Now it has bevccome my 3 1/2 yr old daughter's favourite dish.Thank u Padhu.

  11. Hi Padhu, tried this Adai today and it did turn our very well.
    I like Adai without onions so didn't add it.
    I added a spoon of Amarant seeds for a little more healthier version. I am happy to have tried one more recipe from your blog.
    Thank you for sharing.


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