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February 1, 2009


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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

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Dibs said...

Never heard of sweet adai! Looks yummy Chitra!

Shama Nagarajan said...

different recipe..lovely

vidhas said...

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

Raks said...

I totally forgot sweet adai,thanks for reminding me!

Chitra said...

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

Adlak's tiny world said...

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

Vibaas said...

Something new to me. both look yummy.

Cham said...

Very different one , sweet lover should relish this one

Unknown said...

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

Deepthi Shankar said...

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

Marie said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Finla said...

I too never had this, looks yumm.

Saritha said...

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

Daily Meals said...

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

Swapna said...

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

Gita Jaishankar said...

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

Trupti said...

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.

vidhas said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Thanku vidhaas.will have a look:)

YOSEE said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Rajani said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Srikitchen said...

wow! that looks unique and nice chitra!

Anonymous said...

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

indosungod said...

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.

Usha said...

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 :-)

Nithya Praveen said...

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

sriharivatsan said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Chitra said...

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

jaya's recipes said...

yummy adais never tried them before will surely try soon!