Monday, March 12, 2012

Spicy Adai and coriander chutney:)

If you want a quick breakfast or dinner, adai is an excellent choice. All you have to do is soak the ingredients just one hour prior to grinding. You can grind it in a blender too which is much easier. It is always better to keep adai batter handy in the fridge and thus it rescues you when you have surprise visitors at home. I like adai really spicy with onions, red chillies, etc. jaggery, butter, or coriander chutney makes a wonderful combo for adai.


Bengal gram              3/4 cup
Toor dal                   3/4cup
Moong dal                1/4cup
urad dal                    1/4cup
idly rice                    1/4cup
Raw rice                   3/4cup
Red chilli                   6 nos
black peppercorns      1tbsp
cumin seeds               1tbsp
fennel seeds                1tbsp

  • Soak all the above mentioned ingredients one hour prior to grinding. Grind it coarsely in a grinder or a blender. Add water in small quantities. adai batter should be thick and coarse. The consistency will be like idli batter.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add chopped onion, chopped curry leaves, grated coconut before making adai.

Coriander chutney


Coriander leaves/ cilantro       2 cups closely packed
green chillies                         2no
grated coconut                      5tbsp
Roasted gram dal                  3tbsp
ginger                                 1/2 an inch piece
salt to taste                                                                                                                            olive oil for frying cilantro leaves

  • Heat 1tsp oil in a pan and fry coriander leaves with green chillies and ginger. Saute well for few minutes.
  • Then blend it in a mixer along with coconut, roasted gram dal and salt to taste into a thick paste.
  • add some water to dilute it. If you wish, just season the chutney it with mustards and curry leaves.


  1. Yum! I love adai any time. I have been trying different recipes of adai will try yours too.

    1. yeah, me too. thanks for leaving a comment:)

  2. Adai can be relished without chutney too.. love them.

  3. Delicious and fulfilling adai. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. very healthy n delicious adai..looks yumm

  5. Look yumm. I've never had an adai before. i started looking at ur recipe thinking its dosa. Brilliant recipe. Will try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Healthy n yummy Adai... Frst time here...hapi to follow u... Glad if u could do the same


  7. One of my favorites !! Looks yum :)


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