Adai is made out of rice and lentils. Since it contains all types of dhal and lentils, it is very healthy and also tasty recipe. It is usually prepared for breakfast. It goes best with Aviyal. Adai with butter is yummy and rich. We can add onions, carrot, drumstick leaves on adai. It adds respective flavour to the adai.  Here I have made normal and onion adai.



We will take altogether two cups of the ingredients and let us split it into 3 parts (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/2 cup) for easy understanding.

Frist 1 cup

Raw rice – 1/2 cup

Boiled rice – 1/2 cup

Split Second 1 cup into two 1/2 cups

First 1/2 cup

Toor dhal

Channa dhal

Urad dhal

Take these ingredients in equal quantities to make half cup.


Second 1/2 cup

Green gram

White bengal gram

Black bengal gram

Double beans

Coffee beans

Take these ingredients in approximately equal quantities and make into 1/2 cup.

Dried corn- 2 tbsp

Nuggets- 2 tbsp.

Red chillies – 4/5

Salt – To taste.


  • Take all these ingredients, wash and soak in water for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Next day, drain the water and keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients in the grinder coarsely.
  • Sprinkle water when required. But donot add too much of water.


  • Add few curry leaves and mix well.
  • The adai batter is ready.


  • In a tava, add 1 ladle of the batter and spread it evenly in round shape.
  • Add /2 tsp oil/ghee and allow it to cook till golden brown.
  • Then turn it to the other side and cook in the same way.


  • The adai is ready and it can be served with aviyal/ idli podi/ thokku.
  • It goes best with Aviyal.


Note: You can add chopped onions after spreading the batter in the tava.


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