Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 4 comments
This is a very very healthy Adai (little thicker than Dosa), rich in protein, since it contains whole black urad dhal, tur dhal and boiled rice. Also, pepper and jeera are added to it, you all know how good pepper is....my grandma used to say, even it will prevent a snake's poison from getting into one's blood stream...and jeera is very good for stomach related issues.
This Malabar Adai & Green Chillies Gothsu join the the Inseparable Combos Category

Boiled rice - 1 cup
Whole black urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Tur dhal - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 4
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Gingely oil to cook the Adais

To add to the batter
Pepper - 3/4 tsp + Jeera 3/4 tsp, both coarsely powdered
Curry leaves

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Breakfast / Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts; 

Yields 6 Adais

Rice and dhals, soaked for 2-3 hours, then ground with hing powder, red chillies and salt to taste, to a coarse batter. Then, pepper-jeera powder and curry leaves added. Batter allowed to ferment for 4-5 hours.

Heat a dosa tava, spread a ladle full of batter, slightly thicker than dosa, drizzle gingely oil around.

Flip over, keep the flames on low, add 1/4 tsp oil and let it cook well.

It can be made thin like dosa too, if anybody wants it crisp. Serve with jaggery, and Green Chillies gothsu. (Recipe to follow)

* Some say, the tur dhal and whole black  urad need not be soaked and just added while grinding. But, somehow, this does not work out for me. I found, the batter does not get ground evenly, if they are not soaked. So, I soak all together.
*Even Vathakuzhambu makes a perfect combo for Adais. Any vegetable can be used for Vathakuzhambu and the procedure is as mentioned in my  Vathakuzhambu recipe.


  1. Adada,adaiya idhu? This Kerala version is my favorite! Which is definitely lighter on stomach! I made it yesterday .It came out very well, which was loved by one and all from my family. Thank you.

  2. Your blog is well written,the instructions are clear and precise.I tried this adai recipe.the flavour of pepper and jeera in it is awesome!Wish you all success in your blogging.Iam going to try out many more of your recipies.Thank you

  3. Super recipe. I have not had this version with boiled rice. Looks delicious and a must try, Kalpana


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