Adai (Mixed Lentils and Rice Pancakes)
Recipe Type: Breakfast,Dinner
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Serves: 5
Crispy Lentils and Rice Pancakes that promises a wholesome and filling breakfast !
  • Parboiled Rice - 1 cup
  • Urad Dal - ¼ to ½ cup
  • Bengal Gram (Chana Dal) - ½ cup
  • Dried Red Chillis - 2 - to taste
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Curry leaves - leaves of a few sprigs
  • Salt - to taste
  • Asafoetida - a generous pinch
  1. Wash the lentils & rice well and soak them separately. The rice needs to be soaked longer than the lentils.
  2. Drain them but be sure to retain some water from the soaked lentils. Using that while pulsing the batter adds to the taste of the pancakes.
  3. Retain a fistful of the lentils to be added later to the batter.
  4. In a mixer/processor/blender add the rice,lentils,dried red chillis, ginger & curry leaves and pulse them with required water for a batter like consistency. The batter need not be smooth;
  5. Add the retained lentils to the batter and mix them well with salt & asafoetida.
  6. In an iron griddle/non stick pan add little oil and after it warms up well add a ladle of the batter and gently spread across in a circular motion with the ladle.
  7. Let it cook well for a few minutes and flip it for the other side to cook. Use little oil/ghee/butter around the pancake while cooking to ensure a crispy-crunchy adai.
  8. Be sure to serve hot. Enjoy Adai with choice accompaniments
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