Jan 23, 2009

Adai - Mixed Lentils Pan Cake and Carrot chutney

Adai is a spicy dosa made with grinded mixed
lentils.. This lentil dosa is not so frequent at our
place since Appa does not like this..I got this
recipe from my old cook book..
Urad dal - 1 cup
Moong dal ( yellow ) - 1 cup
Bengal Gram dal - 1 cup
Rice - 1/2 cup
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Green chillies - 3
Coriander and curry leaves - chopped
Salt to taste


  • Soak all the dals and rice together for 3 hrs.
  • Grind it to a coarse batter with salt and hing.
  • The original recipe calls for adding chopped green chillies , coriander and curry leaves.
  • I girnd it together with the dal since the kids don't like munch .
  • Heat a tawa . Take ladle ful of batter and pour into the center of the tawa.
  • Then spread into a round shape.
  • Add oil or ghee.When one side is cooked flip the adai . Allow it to cook.
  • Serve with any side dish.
Carrot chutney
Carrots shredded - 1 cup
Onions - chopped 1
Coconut - 3 tblsp
Green chillies - 3
Ginger - 1 ' piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Mustard and urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped - 1 tblsp
  • Heat 1/2 tsp in a kadai. Add shredded carrots and saute well.
  • Then add onions , coconut , chillies , ginger , garlic and turmeric .Saute well till no moisture.
  • Allow it to cool down and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a small pan.Add mustard and urad dal .
  • Once it splutters add curry leaves and add to the chutney.

And this is off to Srivalli's My Legume Affair started by Susan. and to Ramya's Chutney/ Dip Mania. Have a grt weekend!!!


Asha said...

Love Adai, so yummy and easy to make. Carrot chutney is so unique, lovely color! :))

Laavanya said...

I love adai.. your proportions are new to me though.. have never tried with so much ulundhu before. The carrot chutney looks great too.

Cham said...

Adai is my fav, I should try ur propositon too, Btw I like ur watermark too :) Carrot chutney sounds delicious never made it!

meeso said...

Carrot chutney sounds great!

sagari said...

adai looks delecious kamala

Madhuram said...

I too love adai. I'm also going to post a recipe for adai tomorrow. Just now saved it in the drafts. I use carrots in coconut chutney also reducing the amount of coconut.

Suma Rajesh said...

adai and carrot chutney looks tempting and great in look..its a mouthwatering pic..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

adai makes a perfect south indian breakfast!! and the carrot chutney looks delicious as well. thanx for the wonderful entry :)

Srivalli said...

Kamala..its my all time favorite adai!..thanks for sending the entry!