Protein Rich Adai recipe

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Adai is one of the best dishes that has lot of protein content. You can have this for breakfast or dinner. Aviyal is one of the best side dish for Adai.

Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesAdai Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Boiled rice - 1/2 cup
  2. Raw rice - 1/2 cup
  3. Pigeon pea - 1/4 cup
  4. Bengal gram - 1/4 cup
  5. Mung dhal - a handful
  6. Black gram - 1 tablespoon (tsp.)
  7. Red chilies - 6 to 8
  8. Garlic - 10 pods
  9. Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  11. Chopped onions - as needed
  12. Chopped curry leaves - little
  13. Chopped coriander leaves - little
  14. Chopped ginger - little
  15. Coarsely ground pepper - little
  16. Cumin seeds - little
  17. Oil - to fry
  18. Salt - to taste


  1. Soak Par boiled rice, raw rice, pigeon pea, Bengal gram, Mung dhal, Black gram, dry chili (remove the stem) together for around 2 hours
  2. Coarse grind with garlic and fennel seeds NOTE: You can let it ferment for couple of hours or make adai instantly
  3. When you are ready to make adai, prepare finely chopped onions, curry leave, chopped ginger, chopped coriander leaves and add it to the adai batter and beat well.
  4. Make a coarse powder of pepper and cumin seeds and fry it in less than a teaspoon of oil and add it to the batter
  5. Heat a dosa tava and make the adai like you prepare dosa


  1. You can use finely chopped drumstick leaves in the batter
  2. You can avoid garlic if you don't like it
  3. You can use the same batter in the kuzhi paniyaram pan to make Kara Paniyaram
  4. This batter can be refrigerated and can be used up to a week

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