Thavala Adai

Thavala Adai

Thavala Adai

Thavala Adai is a tradtional recipe in Iyengar community. This v is very simple and tasty and healthy. This adai is mixed grains and rice. This Thavala we can have as snack or dinner or breakfast. This is very simple steps to do this adai. This adai we have rice, then we add both channa and toor dal. Few people add more dals like urad dal and moong dal too. We do this different version this is my version which my neighbor taught me . They do in differnt type of this adai. Urad dal may add at time grind after roasting. Few do with at time of soaking. This adai have few procedure to do. First soaking rice and grind coarsely and cook with tempering items and toast or roast in tawa. This is lenghtly to see but very simple while doing. This is serve with coconut chutney. We can serve as snack, tiffin time. Its more healthy mixed of rice dals. We adding coconut to enhance taste of the recipe. Now we can see in detail.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup Idly Rice
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 cup Channa dal
  • 2 tbsp Urad dal
  • 2 no Dry chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek
  • 1/4 cup Coconut grated
  • 1/4 tsp termeric
  • 1 tsp Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Asafeotida
  • 1 tsp both mustard and urad dal for tempering
  • 1 tsp Ginger chopped


  • In bowl add rice, and dals soak for 20 mins and drain cloth with fan
  • Now check whether water drain and its moisture
  • Now grind first cumin, pepper, fenugreek, dry chilli
  • Now add rice and Dal with salt grind coarsely
  • Now in pan add 2 tsp oil temper mustard and urad dal with asefotida , ginger
  • Now add 4 cups water and add coconut and turmeric bring to boil the water
  • Now add grind rice mix well and cook until water absorb
  • Turn off and allow to cool
  • Now take small portion make ball and flat in hot tawa
  • toast cook side with few drops of oil
  • Now its ready to serve with chutney


you can explore this dish Karadaiyam Nombu Sweet Adai
you can also try Spicy Potato Poori
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