Adai Recipe - High Protein Lentil Crepes

Adai is a traditional South Indian recipe made with the combination of different lentils and rice. This is a high protein breakfast option and tastes delicious. Try this traditional adai recipe and serve with any chutney of your choice.

Archana Doshi
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Adai is a traditional South Indian breakfast pancake recipe 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.

Dals like toor dal, chana dal and rice are soaked together and then ground with ginger, red chilli and salt. Later onions and hing is added to the batter and then it is cooked like a dosa. You can avoid the onions if you like and make plain dosa. You can even add various grated veggies or green leafy vegetables to the batter and make the traditional adai more nutritious 

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

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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

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

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

How to make 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 add the rice and lentils along with green chillies, red chillies, ginger, salt into the tall jar of the Zodiac Mixer Grinder. Select the bater options and blend to make a smooth 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, transfer the batter into a bowl and stir in the onions, asafoetida. Mix well to combine.

  5. To make the Adai 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 the adai 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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