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February 1, 2009




Sweet adai


  1. Wheat flour / Atta – 1 cup
  2. Powdered jaggery – 3/4 cup
  3. Cardamom seeds – 2nos (powdered)
  4. Coconut pieces – 1/4 cup
  5. Water – 1.25 cups


  1. Heat a heavy bottomed kadai and put the jaggery with 1.25 cups of water.
  2. Melt it and make a syrup.Strain the impurities in a metal strainer.Bring it to boil. 
  3. Now add the cardamom powder and the wheat flour along with coconut pieces (If u feel the water is not sufficient ,add 1/4 cups more).
  4. Mix it thoroughly so that no lumps are formed.
  5. Make it a dough.The dough is very soft to touch as we knead it in direct fire. DSC00732
  6. Make balls of even size.
  7. Take a small polythene sheet or Plantain leaf greased with oil.Spread the ball with hands .


    8.Heat a dosa tawa .Sprinkle some oil and put the adai into it.Cook on both sides till it becomes light golden brown.

Sweet n soft adai is ready to taste!!



  1. Wheat flour – 2 cups
  2. Sambhar powder or chilly powder – 1 tsp
  3. Asafetida / hing – 1/4 tsp
  4. Big onions – 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  5. Curry leaves – 1 sprig (-do-)
  6. Salt – to taste

Oil & Water – to knead the dough

Directions :

  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl  and mix it well by adding a tsp of oil and reqd water.
  2. Knead a dough and keep it for half-an-hour by covering with a lid. DSC00733
  3. Then make even sized balls and spread the ball with the hands.


  4. Heat a dosa tawa by sprinkling oil and cook the adai till it becomes light golden brown on both the sides.

Tasty,Spicy adai is ready to serve hot with onion raita:)This is a mouth watering combination!!

godhumai adai



  1. 100 grams of wheat contain about 12.6 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of total fat, 71 grams of carbohydrate , 12.2 grams of dietary fiber, and 3.2 mg of iron (17% of the daily requirement).
  2. Gluten, a protein found in wheat , cannot be tolerated by people with celiac disease .
  3. The principal parts of wheat flour are gluten and starch. These can be separated in a kind of home experiment, by mixing flour and water to form a small ball of dough, and kneading it gently while rinsing it in a bowl of water. The starch falls out of the dough and sinks to the bottom of the bowl, leaving behind a ball of gluten.
  4. Health concerns:
    Roughly 1% of the population has coeliac (also written as celiac) disease—a condition that is caused by an adverse immune system reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat Upon exposure to gliadin, the enzyme tissue transglutaminase modifies the protein, and the immune system cross-reacts with the bowel tissue, causing an inflammatory reaction. That leads to flattening of the lining of the small intestine, which interferes with the absorption of nutrients. The only effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet. While the disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins, it is not the same as wheat allergy.


  1. Never heard of sweet adai! Looks yummy Chitra!

  2. Adai in wheat folour , never heard or tasted, seems to be simple and tasty, surely will try.

  3. I totally forgot sweet adai,thanks for reminding me!

  4. Thanku all.Do try this and leave a note:)

  5. sweet adai... hm must be tasty.. will give a try sure.

  6. Something new to me. both look yummy.

  7. Very different one , sweet lover should relish this one

  8. loved the sweet adai recipe..will try it sometime..

  9. i love adai .. love the savoury version, will try the sweet version too

  10. your blog is very nice. never heard of adai. something new for me but will try it out.

  11. Thanks a lot friends for ur lovely comments:)Plz be around:)

  12. I too never had this, looks yumm.

  13. Thanks for ur comment on my blog.I never tasted adai, will try the spicy adai.

  14. Delicious adais...will try out the sweet adai...

  15. Lovely adai. I like the sweet version best. Will try soon:)

  16. These adais sound so comforting on a cold evening... nice pictures :)

  17. both adais looks very delicious Chitra.

    Regarding ur question - For avoiding the bitterness of methi add some salt in methi leaves, mix well and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Then squeeze extra water & then use methi for any paratha or curry.

  18. Chitra, if you are intreseted you cna have a look of methi paruppusili in my blog.

  19. Thanku all frnds:)
    Thankx a lot trupti:)will surely do it:)

    Thanku vidhaas.will have a look:)

  20. Had not heard of sweet atta adai. Sounds heavenly. Will definitely try.

  21. Thanku yosee:)Do try this:)will taste great:)

  22. hi chitra thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. You've a very nice blog - and nice adai recipes. should try them one of these days :) hope to see you around.

  23. So different & looks lovely. I eat adai in a friends place but never made them at home... nice recipes around your blog. chitra

  24. wow! that looks unique and nice chitra!

  25. Hi..
    First time here ..great dishes amma used to make wheat ada..Thanks for the post

  26. thanks for stopping by Chitra.
    I sweet adai is new to me and I have never tried adai with wheat flour. Looks good and I bet tastes great as well.

  27. I have never heard of sweet adai too, looks yum and loved that you used wheat flour in this....will surely give it a try :-)

  28. U reminded me of my aunt in india...she makes yummy sweet gona use try making using ur recipe now:)

  29. This is something new..Have to give a try..

  30. hi chitra,thx for visiting my blog...i love ur blog...wheat ada looks yummy and healthy too..keep going!

  31. Thanku my dear friends:)Luv all ur comments..Really encouraging:)

  32. yummy adais never tried them before will surely try soon!


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