Adai is a popular South Indian pancake made from a mix of lentils and rice. It is a delicious and healthy alternative to regular dosas, as it is packed with protein and other essential nutrients. Adai is a perfect breakfast or snack option, and is typically served with coconut chutney, sambar, or tomato chutney. The beauty of Adai lies in its versatility, as you can customize the mix of lentils to your liking, depending on what you have on hand.
Here is a recipe for Adai- Mixed dal dosa:
- 1 cup raw rice
- 1/2 cup chana dal
- 1/2 cup toor dal
- 1/2 cup urad dal
- 1/2 cup moong dal
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 3-4 dried red chilies
- Salt to taste
- Rinse and soak the rice and all the dals in water for at least 2-3 hours.
- Drain the water and grind the soaked rice and dals along with grated coconut, dried red chilies and salt into a smooth batter. The batter should be of a slightly thicker consistency than regular dosa batter.
- Transfer the batter to a bowl and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick tawa or griddle on medium-high heat.
- Grease the tawa with a little oil.
- Take a ladleful of batter and pour it onto the tawa.
- Spread the batter evenly in a circular motion to make a thick pancake.
- Drizzle some oil around the edges and cook until the underside is golden brown and crisp.
- Flip the Adai and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or tomato chutney.
This Adai recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy the goodness of mixed lentils and rice. The blend of lentils and rice makes for a hearty and satisfying pancake that is perfect for breakfast or snack time. The addition of grated coconut and dried red chilies adds a depth of flavor to the dish that perfectly complements the lentils and rice. So, next time you’re in the mood for a healthy and flavorful pancake, give this Adai recipe a try and enjoy the goodness of lentils in a completely new way!