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March 17, 2009

ADAI RECIPE / CRISPY LENTIL DOSA WITH CURRY LEAVES CHUTNEY.

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After seeing  many adai recipes in many blogs, i found that no two adai recipe resembles the same.U all have your own style of making it with different proportions of lentils.So i wanted to post mine with which u get a  crispy (moru moru) adai.My husband likes this adai just because its crispy.I always eat adai with sugar as accompaniment.But my mom used to make curry leaves chutney.This is also a great combination.So i have given the recipes of both adai and chutney.



Ingredients required:
  • Idly rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1/4 cup  ( 2 tbsp less )
  • Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly – 5 – 7 nos ( Depends on u)
  • Ginger – A small piece to grind  & a small piece to add in batter..
  • Asafetida / Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt  & water – as needed.
  • Big onion – 2 nos (Finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig (chopped)
  • Coconut pieces – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – to cook.
How to make:
  • Wash and soak the rice and dals together for 1 hour.
  • Grind it slightly coarse by adding red chillies ,ginger, hing and salt.
  • Add water if it too thick.Adai batter should be in pouring consistency(But not too watery)
adai batter batter consistency!!
  • Add the chopped onions and curry leaves , ginger pieces and small coconut pieces into the batter.Mix it well.Check for salt..
garnished adai batter
  • Heat a dosa tawa greasing with oil and pour the batter into it.
  • Spread it and sprinkle sesame oil around it.
On the tawa!!
  • Cover the tawa with a lid and cook for 1 min in medium flame.
  • Flip the dosa and cook the other side.
Cooked adai!!
Yummy,crispy adai dosa is ready.As we have used toor dal equal to channa dal , adai will be crispy.


Adai with Chutney!!

 CURRY LEAVES CHUTNEY
Ingredients:
  • Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly – 2-3 nos(increase depends on ur taste)
  • Tamarind – 1 seed.
  • Salt & water – as needed.
Method:
  • Grind all the above to a smooth paste.No seasoning required.
Serve the yummy hot adai with curry leaves chutney!!

 Adai with chutney!!

I am glad in sending this adai recipe My legume love affair – Ninth helping hosted by Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska which was originally started by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.
KITCHEN CLINIC:
For Toor dal and channa dal , please refer here.
For  Rice, here.

47 comments :

  1. Looks great,mine is bit different..even I was thinking of posting adai for long time ;)
    Everybody will sure love their mom's recipes...chutney sounds yummy!

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  2. True! Same dishes with same ingredients taste different when made in our kitchen! I have so many Adais in my blog too, always wonderful to look at them. Your's looks so crispy and delicious, good one! :)

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  3. Excellent crispy adai chitra! I want one..?!

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  4. Crispy adais makes me hungry chitra..i love my mom's adais much:)..urs looks prefect too dear!!

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  5. The adai looks so very crisp and nice. I make it in a similar way but also add urad dal. Love to have it with sugar or then onion chutney (the traditional Kerala style)

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  6. Adai looks crispy and yum! I have mine with honey and I agree there seem to be so many varieties of adai !

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  7. Crispy adai is yummy! I love any dish with curry leaves!

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  8. So crispy and yummy...Love adais with any chutney..

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  9. Moru adai looks so crispy and yummy.. nice combo with the chutney...I have to try this adai soon... looks delicious :)

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  10. looks wonderful - great recipe! I'll have to make this soon.

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  11. Wish i had this dosa and chutney now.

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  12. Look dam good with curry leaf chutney!

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  13. Thanks a lot gals:)u made me feel very happy by ur sweet comments:)

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  14. Wow..the adais look really crisp and delicious. Love the idea of curry leaves chutney with it.

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  15. Moru moru adai makes me hungry. Yummy combination with both curry leaf chutney and sugar.
    I think we got the same idea in the same time:)

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  16. Adai looks crispy as u said... Lovely! Good to have it with curryleaf chutney.. Nice combo!

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  17. Crispy dosa with curry leaves chutney looks so lovely.I love dosa will surely try this one.

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  18. adai looks perfect Chitra. I am hungry now Can I have that plate?

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  19. it really looks moru moru :) i love my adais with jaggery!

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  20. Crispy adai looks delicious, Chitra!

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  21. Adai looks crispy and yum Chitra...i like to have them with paruppu podi and sambar.

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  22. Looks great...sounds mouthwatering....will try it soon...

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  23. Adai looks really crisp. I think the absence of urad dal and the batter texture is giving that crispiness. I will try this next time. I love crispy adais with powdered jaggery.

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  24. looks so mouthwatering with that curry leaves chutney.

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  25. Crispy adais..I have it with sweet curd always

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  26. wow chitra,
    Crispy and yummy adai's curry leaves chutney cool...very healthy!

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  27. moru moru adai reminds me of moru moru dosai :) the curryleaves chutney sounds yummm too!

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  28. Chithra..No wonder ur hubby like these crispy adai's. Looks Good.

    Thanks for leaving a line at my blog:)

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  29. I've never had this before but it looks so marvelous! I will have to try and find some place that offers it so that I know what the taste and texture should be like before I attempt it on my own!

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  30. Crispy adai with home made butter and jaggery, bliss! The chutney looks yummm...

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  31. really moru moru..super chitra :)

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  32. thanku all for ur sweet comments:)

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  33. looks yummy and crispy..Nice presentation

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  34. Chitra, this looks delicious! Another great dish!

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  35. wow.. moru moru rombavey supera irukku.. looks really tempting..

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  36. Curry Leaves chutney sounds like a fine idea to me! A wonderful meal.

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  37. wow! looks delicious.. I am getting hungry.. sapida varalama?

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  38. Thanks prajusha,alisa,lisa,srikar and madhu:)

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  39. So lovely, crispy and beautiful moru adai. Never heard it. New to me. I'll try soon and let u know.

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  40. To keep in touch with u. Pls email me to simplyinnocence@gmail.com

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  41. I'm making this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

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  42. I am going to make this today and thanks for your recipe

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    1. Thanks. Do try it.Pls make ths batter slightly thin & spread it well to get crispy adai as u see in the first picture.

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