Adai is one of the most special & healthy breakfast/dinner recipes for South Indians especially for people in Tamil nadu & Kerala. This is a protein rich healthy breakfast. Aviyal is the best combo for this dish.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 6 people


Main Ingredients:-

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Shallots/Big onion finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Grated coconut
  • 1 cup Any kind of leafy vegetable finely chopped


  • Soak all the main ingredients for 1 hour except for the asafoetida, curry leaves, oil and salt.
  • Grind the soaked lentil mixture in a mixer grinder to a not-so-smooth batter adding very little water. :- the batter should neither be too coarse nor fine and should be a thick batter.
  • Add asafoetida, curry leaves and salt to taste. Add the optional ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • 4.Heat a tawa and pour one ladle full of batter in the middle.
  • Spread it slowly with the back of the ladle from the center towards the side making a little thick adai.
  • Pour few drops of oil along the sides of the adai. Turn over once its golden.
  • Remove once its golden on both the sides.
  • Serve hot.
  • Tips:- 1)Adai made with the optional ingredients do not even need any side dish.
  • You can also spread idli milagai podi mixed with gingely oil on the inside of the adai and serve hot.
  • Happy cooking 🙂
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