Thursday, December 16, 2010

Adai - Karthigai Poornima

I am back from my vacation so its time for me share with you all my pending recipes for 
Karthigai Poornima.

ADAI - Is a salty pancake similar to dosa. 

Ingredients:

  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Arhar Dal - 1 cup
  • Black Urad Dal - .5 cup
  • Dried Whole Red Chillies - 4
  • Green Chillies - 4
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - 1 pinch
  • Curry Leaves - Few 
  • Black Peppercorns - 5
  • Salt - As per taste



Method:
Soak the rice, arhar dal & urad dal for 3 -4 hours. Now Grind them in a mixer/grinder along with all the other ingredients till the consistency of the paste becomes a little coarse. When I say little kindly ensure that it is only little coarse rest batter should be smooth enough to make the pancakes. You can check it by taking a small dab between your fingers & rubbing it. Don't worry if the paste comes fine as the adai can still be made.
Now, either you can start preparing it now or else wait for a few hours for the batter to ferment & then start preparing them.
It is to be made similar to dosa on the hot griddle while brushing it with some oil so it cooks well & comes off easily if not using a non stick pan.

Variations:

  • You can use white urad dal instead of the black ones too
  • I have tried mixing both black & white together also & even that tastes great


Note:

  • Adai can be eaten as a snack or even for breakfast
  • It is high in protein as we use lentils in it
  • It can be served with Jaggery pieces, tomato sauce or any sweet & tangy chutney
  • You can add chopped onions to the batter also

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