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Here is another adai variety which is bumped up with good amount of protein and carbohydrate. So this serves as a full meal. For those who are not familiar with adai you can see my moong dhal adai post for brief description. Coming to recipe ....

Ingredients :

Raw rice (pacharisi) - 1/2 cup
Boiled rice (Idli rice) - 1/2 cup
Toor dhal- 1/2 cup
Channa dhal(Bengal gram dhal) - 1/4 cup
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 1 spoon
Spring onions - chopped 1 bunch
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Red chilli - 5
Cummin - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Salt - As required


1. Wash dhal and rice separately and soak it in water for 2 hrs.
2. Grind them with all other ingredients except spring onion.
3. Grind them not too coarsely and not too fine.
4. To this add the chopped spring onion.
5. Batter can be used immediately for making adai or even tastes great next day too.
4. In a hot skillet pour one ladle full of batter and spread like a pancake or thick crepes.
5. Put tsp of oil and turn to other side. It should be done until you get crisp on the edges.
6. Serve with tsp of ghee or butter on top with spicy onion chutney,garlic chutney,Tomato chutney or coconut chutney.

Note :

For variation you can either add mint, coriander, Shredded vegetables, Grated Bottle guard, Drumstick leaves instead of spring onion. Since its tough to get Drumstick leaves I often use spring onion.

Pooja  – (April 28, 2009 at 11:48 AM)  

Wow great post Pavithra! The adai looks puffed up and delicious..yummy!

Lavanya  – (April 28, 2009 at 12:08 PM)  

looks perfect..this is new to me..we usually make utappams but in a diff way..but these are look like utappam to me :)

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (April 28, 2009 at 1:17 PM)  

Adai looks so puffed and appetizing... very healthy indeed...

Nandinis food  – (April 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM)  

Adai looks appetizing...I always love your presentation! Spring onions are beautiful.

Malar Gandhi  – (April 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM)  

I like the way u decorated it. Adding mint, spring onions or cilantro is a kool idea, you know. Must be very flavoursome, I suppose.

Wish to try this weekend.

I even liked the mango smoothie of yours, pictures look fabulous...keep up ur good work!!

Priya Sriram  – (April 28, 2009 at 2:22 PM)  

Great looking adai! and a healthy dish.. looks comforting! :)

phanitha  – (April 28, 2009 at 2:54 PM)  

lovely post....adai looks mouthwatering....

kittymatti  – (April 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM)  

yummy yummy yummy! super idea:)

Padma  – (April 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM)  

Adai looks great(like mini adai's or uttappam) and beautifully presented.

Priyameena  – (April 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM)  

Adai looks like well fermented..Adding spring onion is a wonderful idea..Adai irruku aviyal Engae??:)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (April 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM)  

Pavithra-thanks for visiting my blog.
I love dosas-it's my ideal breakfast/snack dish.This adai is definitely a winner :)

Sara  – (April 28, 2009 at 8:52 PM)  

These look delicious, I'd love to try them! Great presentation too.

chef and her kitchen  – (April 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM)  

Adai looks lovely and ur presentation too dear....
yummy yummy..

Mangala Bhat  – (April 28, 2009 at 10:16 PM)  

Hey what a wonderful place u have ..lovly blog ..u r very creative girl for sure all ur posts ..will surely come and comment Thanks for ur comment at my blog

Purnima  – (April 28, 2009 at 11:36 PM)  

Adai looks great! Must try for me! So does everything on this page!(the mango drink, strawberry drink, penne, custard everything..wd take time to read it all out..loved ur layout, pics and food styling ...tks for stopping by , now got a lovely blog here!)

lubnakarim06  – (April 29, 2009 at 1:20 AM)  

Sounds new to me...Adding spring onions is very yum twist to the recipe....

mallugirl  – (April 29, 2009 at 7:01 AM)  

spring onions... never added that to adai.. good one.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM)  

Thanks everyone for dropping by and encouraging comments

Bhawna  – (April 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM)  

Adai looks yummy as usual Little curious to know the difference between adai and uttapam.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 29, 2009 at 11:26 AM)  

Hi bhawna , adai is made of mixture of dhal, coconut ,some spices but othappam is made with rice and urad no spices and greens are added with that. There are several types of adai we can make with different dhals and ratios tastes changes accordingly.Hope ur clear.

kitchen queen  – (August 3, 2009 at 2:39 PM)  

wow this adai looks so appetising and healthy I shall try it out soon.You can visit my blog and view my recipes

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