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Adai is the south Indian version of cheela and is full of proteins and health! A mixture of lentils and rice ensure this is one super balanced and healthy dish to have!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, south indian, tamil


  • 1/2 cup moong dal of green
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal
  • 1/2 cup urad dal spilt black (with chilka)
  • 1/2 cup channa dal
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 cup rice

Apart from this you will need

  • 3 green chillies more depending on how spicy you want your adai to be
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 5 curry leaves approximately
  • to taste salt


  • Wash and soak all the dals in sufficient water overnight, then next morning wash the dals again to drain all the grime.
  • Add rest of the ingredients, apart from oil and grind to a coarse mixture, don;t over grind it, This is just my humble opinion that it tastes much better if the batter is not over ground.
  • Heat a non-stick pan, take a ladle full of batter and spread it circularly to make a dosa. Spread 1 tsp of oil all around the adai. Cook it till browned flip and cook the other side.
  • Serve hot with any chutney u prefer, we had ours with a thin tomato chutney and mint-coriander chutney.
  • Yummy and healthy isnt it?


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