Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai Recipe

This adai is healthy, protein-packed and can be prepared in few minutes.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai Recipe
1458 ratings.

I often break down my head for breakfasts? If you are so, then come and join with me. Breakfast is the important meal of the day. And often, we end up in confusion as what to prepare for breakfast. It has to be healthy, protein-packed and should be prepared in few minutes. Well, then this Chettinad Mixed bean adai is the perfect choice. Adai are thick pancakes prepared with lentils, rice and spices. Adai batter does not require any fermentation. Just grind all the ingredients in a blender and prepare it. It is as simple as it sounds and it keeps you full. With lentils and rice, it supplies the necessary protein and carbohydrate for the body. 

Prepare Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai and serve it with South Indian Coconut Chutney or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast or as a tea time snack.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Adai recipes such as

  1. Adai Recipe
  2. Thavala Adai Recipe
  3. Ragi Drumstick Leaves Adai

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

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4-5 Servings


  • 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1/4 cup Green Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Oil , as required

How to make Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai recipe, soak dals and rice in water for about 4 hours. Drain water completely

  2. Transfer the soaked and drained ingredients to a blender. Add red chilies, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafetida powder and turmeric powder to the dal.

  3. Grind to a coarse batter with a thick consistency. The batter should be thick than the normal one.

  4. Transfer the batter to the bowl and season with salt.

  5. Combine all the ingredients well. The batter should have a thick dropping consistency. If you feel the batter is too thick, add water as required

  6. Heat an iron skillet or dosa tawa. Spread oil evenly on the tawa.

  7. Pour a ladle of batter in the center of the tawa and spread evenly on all the sides in the form of a circle.

  8. Drizzle oil around the edges and on the center of the circle.

  9. Cook till the adai is golden on the top. Then flip the adai and cook until the other side is golden and crisp.

  10. Repeat the same for the remaining amount of batter.

  11. Feel free to add toppings like finely chopped onions, finely chopped chilies and coriander leaves on the top of the dosa.

  12. Prepare Chettinad Mixed Bean Adai and serve it with South Indian Coconut Chutney or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast or as a tea time snack.