A popular south indian breakfast recipe made of rice and lentils.


  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Chana dal (split bengal gram) - 1/2 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Tur dal - 1/4 cup
  • Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 4 nos
  • Grated coconut - 4 tablespoons
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil


Step 1

Soak raw rice, chana dal, urad dal, tur dal and red chillies in water overnight.

Step 2

Next day, grind them alongwith ginger, grated coconut and little water to make a coarse and thick batter.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, salt, asafoetida and curry leaves to the batter and mix well.

Step 4

Heat a non stick tawa on medium flame. Pour a ladle of batter and spread evenly to a medium circle. Pour oil on all the sides. Turn over once the underside is done. Cook on the other side. Once done, remove from fire.

Step 5

Serve adai with grated jaggery.

Step 6

Note : You can also add chopped onions to the batter before preparing adai.


One Response to Adai

  1. tn pas cher says:

    This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

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