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Aysha Ruhma
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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Adai is an authentic South Indian breakfast dish that has several nutritious elements in it. This weight loss healthy recipe is a variation of the traditional dosa & is slightly thicker & heavier. Prepared with rice & a variety of dals, this recipe is a delight for all the south indian food lovers. Give your near & dear ones a break from the traditional weight loss breakfast & relish the taste of this veg recipe.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 2 Tbsp rice (chawal)
  2. 3 Tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)
  3. 3 Tbsp green moong dal (split green gram)
  4. 1 Tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
  5. 1 Tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
  6. A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  7. 2 Green chillies , finely chopped
  8. ½ Tsp grated ginger (adrak)
  9. 2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  10. 2 Tsp oil
  11. salt to taste
  12. 4 Tbsp garlic tomato chutney


  1. Wash and soak the rice, dals and fenugreek seeds in water in separate vessels for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the rice, dals, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida along with enough water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the green chillies, ginger, coriander, salt and a little water if required and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan and grease it lightly with oil.
  5. Spread 2 tablespoons of the batter to form an adai of 100 mm (4") diameter.
  6. Cook on both sides till golden brown using a little oil.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 7 more adais.
  8. Serve hot with garlic tomato chutney.

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aliza singh
aliza singh   Jan-05-2017

picture perfect

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