Adai Recipe (High Protein Lentil Crepes)

Archana Doshi
48 ratings.
Adai Recipe (High Protein Lentil Crepes)

Adai is a traditional South Indian recipe made with made with the combination of different lentils and rice. Adai is most often served as a tiffin dish for breakfast or dinner. With a little bit of planning, you can make your breakfast wholesome with these delicious high protein crepes. Serve the Adai along with& Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney, Butter and Jaggery.

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Note: other ingredients that you can add to the Adai are chopped cabbage or chopped spinach, or chopped drumstick leaves, or grated carrots

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Cast Iron Tawa/ Flat Skillet
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Rice , (short grained red rice, boiled rice)
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal (Arhar Whole)
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 Dry red chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , to drizzle

Directions for Adai Recipe (High Protein Lentil Crepes)

  1. To begin making the Adai Recipe  (High Protein Lentil Crepes), soak rice and lentils together for about 5 hours.

  2. After 5 hours, grind the rice and lentils along with green chillies, red chillies, ginger, salt to make a course batter.

  3. Add a little water at a time to grind into a batter. It should be thick and will fall in dollops.

  4. Once ground, stir in the remaining ingredients except the oil.

  5. Heat an iron skillet on medium heat; once the skillet is heated, spread the batter into a crepe in circular motion. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil in and around it.

  6. Allow it to get cooked for about a minute and flip over. Cook until both sides are lightly browned.

  7. Serve the Adai hot along with butter and jaggery and a Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney

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Last Modified On Monday, 19 December 2016 09:26

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