Monday, March 12, 2012

Adai with Coriander Chutney

Adai is a type of dosa made of lentils and rice. Very simple to make, not much process involved as compared to a typical dosa batter. Rich in protein, nutritious and a healthier version of dosa.


1 cup rice
1/2 cup yellow moong dal
1/8 cup toor dal
1/8 cup chana dal
1/8 cup urad dal
1/8 cup thick poha
1/2 tsp methi seeds
salt to taste


Soak rice and dal in water for about 6 hrs. Add salt and blend with a little water. The batter should not be thick, is very similar to dosa batter consistency. It can be used immediately. Finely chopped onions, green chillies and coriander leaves can be added for flavor.

Serves 4

Coriander Chutney:

A bunch of fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
3-4 green chillies
small clove garlic
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds


Heat a tsp oil, when hot, add the mustard seeds. Then the green chillies, garlic and coriander leaves. Switch off the heat. When cool, blend everything with salt to a coarse paste. Serve with Adai.


Preeti said...

Looks different than mine and also the ratio of dals are different... will try your sometime soon :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

first time here...
love this chutney a lot, adding garlic sounds new to me.
u have a lovely space, with delicious recipes,glad to follow u :)

Arathi Sridhar said...

Thanks Aruna...You have a good collection there..will try out some recipes soon. And yes, garlic is my own addition to this recipe..a little bit of garlic adds to the flavor.