Thursday, December 18, 2008

Adai in three ways

Adai,One of the healthiest breakfast item.We prefer having it on weekends.I make these yum adai extra special by adding shredded carrots or cabbage to the it.So here goes the recipe for making simple adai,carrot adai and cabbage adai.

Simple Adai

Ingredients

Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Whole red chillies - 10
Hing/Perumgayam - a pinch
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Salt - as needed
Water - as needed


Method

Soak rice and red chillies together and rest of the dals together for about 2 1/2 hours.Grind them separately and coarsely in a mixer with just enough water.Mix both rice mix and dal mix together and add hing and salt to the batter.The batter should be thicker than the normal Dosa batter.If like, you can add chopped onion to the batter.Heat a tawa, and when it is hot enough start making adai dosas.Pour enough oil around the corners to get crispy edges.My mom used make three slits in the center of the adai(after it is turned over) and pour oil there also.Serve hot with Coconut chutney or avial.

For carrot adai,

Add shredded carrots (as needed) to the batter and mix well.Make Adai as mentioned above.Note : Don't add too much of carrots as it tends to sweeten the batter.

For Cabbage adai,

Add shredded cabbage ( as needed) to the batter and mix well.Make adai as mentioned above.

Adai




Carrot Adai


22 comments:

Asha said...

Happy new year to you and family, Mahesh!
We are off to Disney World tomorrow, see you next year. Have fun there! :))

Always love the Adai, looks delicious, had to wait to try until next year.

SabreeNaz said...

Hi Maheswari, I always get confused with the rite proportion for Adai.. and now with ur recipe hurray I got the rite one.. with healthy options too

meeso said...

Yummy, I wish I had had that for breakfast!

delhibelle said...

i made adai for the first time today and loved it..will try these variations next

Priya said...

Delicious n healthy carrot n cabbage adais..my most fav dish...

Gita's Kitchen said...

The adai looks perfect, love the idea of adding grated veggies here :)

Soma said...

I have never made Adai. These looks so lovely & crispy.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy recipe.

DEESHA said...

Adai looks yumm. Iam sure those veggies add that extra Zing

Kalai said...

Adai looks perfectly crispy! Nice one, Maheswari! Will be off on vacation from tomorrow. See you when I get back. :)

Ramya said...

I was searching for the proportions for Adai. Your adai looks good.

Priyameena said...

Hi,

I am totally new to this blogging world.your blog is wonderful.your carrot adai and cabbage adai is totally new to me...will give it a try soon...

Usha said...

Adai is one of my faves,loved the idea of adding veggies to it...your adai looks perfect :-)

Cham said...

Looks great ur adai! Happy New Year to you and your family Mahes!

Ann said...

Adas look great and yummy.Maheswari,i used to come here often and go.this is for the first time though dropping a comment..lovely blog

homecooked said...

Looks yummy! Wish You a Happy new Year!

LG said...

Adai looks very tempting Maheshwari. Belated New Year wishes to you and your family. Trust you are doing wonderful.

Priyanka said...

Vegetable adai is something new to me...looks so temptingly delicious. However i suck at making adais, dosas of any sort:(

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Vibaas said...

Looks crisp and has a nice golden brown colour. Coincidentally, i had carrot adai today :D

Hema said...

Adai is my all time favorite.

Malar Gandhi said...

super adai varieties...great job.

 
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